Marie Curie: And the Science of Radioactivity

Paperback | October 1, 1997

byNaomi Pasachoff

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Marie Curie discovered radium and went on to lead the scientific community in studying the theory behind and the uses of radioactivity. She left a vast legacy to future scientists through her research, her teaching, and her contributions to the welfare of humankind. She was the first person towin two Nobel Prizes, yet upon her death in 1934, Albert Einstein was moved to say, "Marie Curie is, of all celebrated beings, the only one whom fame has not corrupted." She was a physicist, a wife and mother, and a groundbreaking professional woman. This biography is an inspirational and excitingstory of scientific discovery and personal commitment.

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Marie Curie discovered radium and went on to lead the scientific community in studying the theory and uses of radioactivity. She was a physicist and also a wife and mother and a groundbreaking professional woman ahead of her time. Research scholar Naomi Pasachoff's biography is an inspiring and exciting story of scientific discovery an...

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Marie Curie discovered radium and went on to lead the scientific community in studying the theory behind and the uses of radioactivity. She left a vast legacy to future scientists through her research, her teaching, and her contributions to the welfare of humankind. She was the first person towin two Nobel Prizes, yet upon her death in...

Naomi Pasachoff is at Williams College.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 6.42 × 9.02 × 0.39 inPublished:October 1, 1997Publisher:Oxford University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195120116

ISBN - 13:9780195120110

Appropriate for ages: 12 - adult

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Marie Curie discovered radium and went on to lead the scientific community in studying the theory and uses of radioactivity. She was a physicist and also a wife and mother and a groundbreaking professional woman ahead of her time. Research scholar Naomi Pasachoff's biography is an inspiring and exciting story of scientific discovery and personal commitment. Illustrated.

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"A fascinating profile that combines personal information not found in other YA resources with a fairly detailed account of Curie's research.... A chronology and an extensive bibliography round out a book that will be a valuable addition to both school and public librarycollections."--Booklist