9780670058945

Marie Curie

  • ISBN 13:

    9780670058945

  • ISBN 10:

    0670058947

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 10/04/2007
  • Publisher: Viking Juvenile

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Summary

Talk about a glowing reputation”! Marie Curie, the woman who coined the term radioactivity, won not just one Nobel prize but two—in physics and in chemistry, both supposedly girl-phobic sciences. As with her previous star-studded biographies of Leonardo da Vinci, Isaac Newton, and Sigmund Freud—all three chosen as ALA Notable Books—Kathleen Krull offers readers a fascinating portrait of this mythic giant of science” who abhorred publicity. And she also places Curie’s ground-breaking discovery of two elements within the framework of science at that time.

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