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Title:
Marie Curie : courageous pioneer in the study of radioactivity
Author:
Birch, Beverley.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Woodbridge, CT : Blackbirch Press, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
64 pages : illustrations (some color), color map ; 25 cm.
Summary:
Presents the life and accomplishments of the Polish-born chemist, discussing her methods of scientific research, discovery of radium, and its use as a treatment for cancer.
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 8.1 2.0 40830.
ISBN:
9781567113334
Format :
Book

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Marie Curie was a scientist who truly sacrificed herself for her work. Though she could have become wealthy by selling her research and discoveries, she preferred to live and work in poverty so that her discoveries could benefit humankind. Curie is best known for her groundbreaking work in the field of radioactivity and X-ray technology. She was the first person to isolate both polonium and radium, and one of only a few scientists to win 2 Nobel prizes.


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Gr. 5^-7. Each book in the Giants of Science series presents the life and work of a famous scientist, social scientist, or inventor. The illustrations, many in color, include period photographs, drawings, and paintings, as well as artifacts and documents. Though fairly short, the discussions are coherent and well organized. In Marie Curie, readers will learn of the scientist's youth, her struggles to obtain a university education, her marriage and family, her research into radioactivity, and her worldwide recognition. Albert Einstein describes the physicist's childhood, education, revolutionary theories, personal life, political outlook, and international awards. Each book ends with a discussion of the scientist's legacy, a chronology, a glossary, and a brief list of resources. Standard fare for libraries seeking supplementary material for biography collections. Check the Series Roundup in this issue for additional titles. --Carolyn Phelan


Table of Contents

A Radiant Glowp. 5
The New Radioactivityp. 6
Childhood in Polandp. 7
Tragedy in the Familyp. 9
School Daysp. 10
A Year in the Countryp. 12
"The Floating University"p. 14
A School on the Beet Farmp. 15
Bronya Goes to Parisp. 17
The Sorbonnep. 20
Life in a Garretp. 23
Marie's Degreesp. 23
Meeting Pierre Curiep. 25
The First Years of Marriagep. 26
Doctor of Sciencep. 28
Work on Radioactivity Beginsp. 30
Investigating Radioactivityp. 31
Radioactivity in Pitchblendep. 33
On the Track of Radiump. 35
Extracting Radium from Pitchblendep. 38
Victory!p. 40
The Structure of Matterp. 41
Work on the Atomp. 43
Radium as a Miracle Curep. 44
The Nobel Prizep. 45
Radiation Sicknessp. 46
The Price of Famep. 47
A Cure for Cancerp. 48
The Dreadful Yearp. 50
The Radium Institutep. 52
Marie's War Effortp. 54
The Institute Finally Beginsp. 56
Another Curie Triumphp. 57
Exposure Takes Its Tollp. 57
Science Loses a Pioneerp. 59
Afterword: Marie Curie's Legacyp. 60
Important Datesp. 62
For More Informationp. 62
Glossaryp. 63
Indexp. 64

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