Marie Curie

By Krull, Kathleen

Publishers 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.

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ISBN
978-0-67005-894-5
Publisher
Viking


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on December 1, 2007

Gr 4-8 A refreshing look at the renowned scientist, warts and all. Curie was born in Poland in 1867 to a family that valued education. She worked as a governess and saved money until she could move to Paris to study at the Sorbonne. After receiving degrees in science and math, she pursued lab research with her husband, Pierre. She later discovered two new elements...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on November 1, 2007

Marie Curie joins Krull's Giants of Science pantheon (Isaac Newton, rev. 5/06; Sigmund Freud, rev. 9/06); that she's the first female subject in the series is both appropriate—Curie's life was full of firsts—and a fitting tribute to someone who, at the turn of the previous century, confronted many professional and social barriers because of her gender. Curie's Nobel Prize-winning contributions to chemistry and physics led to revolutionary advances in medicine, us...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2007

Curie's Nobel Prize–winning contributions led to revolutionary advances and paved the way for women in science. Without detracting from those accomplishments, Kr...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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