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Marie Curie

Author: Kathleen Krull; Boris Kulikov
Publisher: New York : Viking Children's Book, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Describes the life and work of the scientist who won two Nobel Prizes and died of radiation poisoning from years of investigating the dangerous elements that she herself had discovered. Readers will learn about the dark side of a woman and her devotion to science--the politics of science, her depression, and the drive to succeed. It is a brutally honest portrayal of a woman in a field dominated by men.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Juvenile works
Biography Juvenile literature
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Krull, Kathleen.
Marie Curie.
New York : Viking Children's Book, 2007
(OCoLC)608462620
Named Person: Marie Curie; Marie Curie; Marie Curie
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathleen Krull; Boris Kulikov
ISBN: 0670058947 9780670058945
OCLC Number: 144331482
Awards: Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2008
Target Audience: 1050; 011 up.
Description: 142 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
ch. 1. The gold-medal girl --
ch. 2. The pact --
ch. 3. Magnetic attraction --
ch. 4. Mr. and Mrs. Radioactive --
ch. 5. The legend begins --
ch. 6. Suddenly famous --
ch. 7. Shock --
ch. 8. Embarrassment-on a national scale --
ch. 9. War heroine --
ch. 10. Madame Curie --
ch. 11. Genius genes --
ch. 12. How she changed the world --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: by Kathleen Krull ; illustrated by Boris Kulikov.

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Describes the life and work of the scientist who won two Nobel Prizes and died of radiation poisoning from years of investigating the dangerous elements that she herself had discovered. Readers will learn about the dark side of a woman and her devotion to science--the politics of science, her depression, and the drive to succeed. It is a brutally honest portrayal of a woman in a field dominated by men.

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