Who was Marie Curie? / by Megan Stine ; illustrated by Ted Hammond.Material type: TextSeries: Who was-- ?Publication details: New York, New York : Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, 2014Description: 106 pages : illustrations ; 20 cmISBN: 9780448478968 (pbk); 044847896X (pbk); 9781480639928 (Paw Prints); 1480639923 (Paw Prints); 9780606356985 (Turtleback); 0606356983 (Turtleback); 9781484435311; 1484435311Subject(s): Curie, Marie, 1867-1934 -- Juvenile literature | Women chemists -- Poland -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Women chemists -- France -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Radioactivity -- History -- Juvenile literature | Women chemists | Chemists | Radioactivity | Women -- BiographyGenre/Form: Biography. | History.DDC classification: 540.92
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Includes bibliographical references (page 106).
Who was Marie Curie? -- Eager to learn -- The secret school -- Hungry but happy -- Loves -- Marie's discovery -- It glows! -- Fame and fortune -- Misery -- A family of scientists.
"Born in Warsaw, Poland on November 7, 1867, Marie Curie was forbidden to attend the male-only University of Warsaw, so she enrolled at the Sorbonne in Paris to study physics and mathematics. There she met a professor named Pierre Curie, and the two soon married, forming one of the most famous scientific partnerships in history. Together they discovered two elements and won a Nobel Prize in 1903. (Marie later won another Nobel for chemistry in 1911.) She died in Savoy, France, on July 4, 1934, a victim of many years of exposure to toxic radiation."--