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Marie Curie

Krull, Kathleen (Paperback - 2009)
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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.
Authors: Krull, Kathleen
Statement of Responsibility: by Kathleen Krull ; illustrated by Boris Kulikov
Title: Marie Curie
Publisher: New York : Puffin Books, 2009
Characteristics: 142 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 135-137) and index
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
Summary: 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.
Subject Headings: Curie, Marie, 1867-1934 Women chemists Poland Biography Women chemists France Biography
Topical Term: Women chemists
Women chemists
Additional Contributors: Kulikov, Boris 1966-
ISBN: 9780142412657
0142412651
Branch Call Number: J B Curie K
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