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Marie Curie

The Woman Who Changed the Course of Science
Steele, Philip (Book - 2006)
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Marie Curie was the first person to receive two Nobel Prizes for science, and her work still influences our understanding of physics, medicine, and chemistry. Born Marja Skodowska in Poland in 1867, she studied in Paris, France, where she changed her name to Marie. In 1895, she married Pierre Curie, and the couple's pioneering work on the invisible radiation given off by uranium lead to the discovery of radioactivity. Marie Curie later discovered the elements radium and polonium. She died in 1934, following extensive exposure to radioactivity. This lively and engaging biography brings the reader into Marie Curie's world through personal diaries, school reports, family photos, and revealing quotations. National Geographic supports K-12 educators with ELA Common Core Resources. Visit www.natgeoed.org/commoncore for more information.
Authors: Steele, Philip, 1948-
Title: Marie Curie
the woman who changed the course of science
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : National Geographic, 2006
Characteristics: 64 p. :,ill. (some col.), col. map ;,25 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Philip Steele
Contents: A Warsaw childhood
The young woman
Partnership of genius
The final struggle
ISBN: 0792253876
Branch Call Number: j B-C975s 2006
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 62) and index
Subject Headings: Scientists Biography Juvenile literature Discoveries in science Juvenile literature Curie, Marie, 1867-1934 Juvenile literature
Topical Term: Scientists
Discoveries in science
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Describes the life of the first woman to study physics at the University College of Paris, who went on to receive two Nobel Prizes for her work in radioactivity.

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