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Discovering radioactivity

Author: Kate Boehm Jerome; National Geographic Society (U.S.)
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society, ©2003.
Series: National Geographic reading expeditions.; Scientists in their times.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English
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Examines the life of Marie Curie as she and other scientists began to unravel the secrets of the atom. Explains the importance of the Periodic Table of Elements and identifies scientists who have made contributions to the study of radioactivity. Includes brief biographies of Dimitry Mendeleyev, Wilhelm Roentgen, Henri Becquerel, Marie Curie, and Pierre Curie.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: Marie Curie; Pierre Curie; Dmitry Ivanovich Mendeleyev; Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen; Henri Becquerel; Marie Curie; Pierre Curie; Dmitry Ivanovich Mendeleyev; Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen; Henri Becquerel; Henri Becquerel; Marie Curie; Pierre Curie; Dmitry Ivanovich Mendeleyev; Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kate Boehm Jerome; National Geographic Society (U.S.)
ISBN: 0792288963 9780792288961
OCLC Number: 56480605
Target Audience: Grades 3-8.
Description: 40 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
A Russian scientist arranges the elements --
A determined woman breaks new ground --
The discovery of x-rays --
Curie takes on the charge --
A changed world --
Contributions --
Gallery of scientists --
Glossary.
Series Title: National Geographic reading expeditions.; Scientists in their times.
Responsibility: Kate Boehm Jerome.

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Examines the life of Marie Curie as she and other scientists began to unravel the secrets of the atom. Explains the importance of the Periodic Table of Elements and identifies scientists who have made contributions to the study of radioactivity. Includes brief biographies of Dimitry Mendeleyev, Wilhelm Roentgen, Henri Becquerel, Marie Curie, and Pierre Curie.

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