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Something Out of Nothing: Marie Curie and Radium

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ISBN13: 9780374380366
ISBN10: 0374380368
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Marie Curie's story has fascinated and inspired young readers for decades. The poor Polish girl who worked eight years to save for tuition at the Sorbonne in Paris became one of the most important scientists of her day, winning not one but two Nobel Prizes. Her life is a fascinating one, filled with hard work, humanitarianism, and tragedy. Her work with her husband, Pierre (the study of radioactivity and the discovery of the elements radium and polonium) changed science forever. But she is less well known for her selfless efforts during World War I to establish mobile X-ray units so that wounded French soldiers could get better care faster. When she stood to profit greatly from her scientific work, she chose not to, making her methods and findings known and available to all of science. As a result, this famous woman spent most of her life in need of money, often to buy the very elements she discovered. In this new biography, Marie Curie's life and work are given a fresh telling, one that also explores the larger picture of the effects of radium in world culture, and its exploitation and sad misuse.

Synopsis:

Marie Curie's story has fascinated and inspired young readers

decades. The poor Polish girl who worked eight years to be able

to afford to attend the Sorbonne in Paris became one of the

most important scientists of her day, winning not one but two

Nobel Prizes. Her life is a fascinating one, filled with hard work,

humanitarianism, and tragedy. Her work with her husband,

Pierre - the study of radioactivity and the discovery of the

elements radium and polonium - changed science forever. But

she is less well known for her selfless efforts during World War

to establish mobile X-ray units so that wounded French soldiers

could get better care faster. When she stood to profit greatly

from her scientific work, she chose not to, making her methods

and findings known and available to all of science. As a result,

this famous woman spent most of her life in need of money,

often to buy the very elements she discovered.

Marie Curie's life and work are given a fresh telling, one that

also explores the larger picture of the effects of radium in world

culture, and its exploitation and sad misuse.

Synopsis:

Marie Curie's life and work are given a fresh telling, one that also explores the larger picture of the effects of radium in world culture, and its exploitation and sad misuse. Photos.

About the Author

CARLA KILLOUGH MCCLAFFERTY is also the author of The

Head Bone's Connected to the Neck Bone: The Weird, Wacky, and

Wonderful X-Ray, an NSTA-CBC Outstanding Science Trade

Book for Children. She lives in North Little Rock, Arkansas.

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mylymok4, December 20, 2007 (view all comments by mylymok4)
I read this book for a Chemistry Book Report Project and I was really pleased. It was interesting and kept my attention throughout the entire book. Other chemistry books that I've read have been dull and boring, but not this one. It was full of neat scientific facts about radium, and Marie and Pierre's lives. It deals with the highs and lows of Marie Curie's discovery of radium. It was a excellent read and I reccomend it to people of all ages. This was the best book to do a book report on because it was very well written, the level wasn't too hard yet it did have challenging concepts, and it was attention grabbing.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780374380366
Subtitle:
Marie Curie and Radium
Publisher:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Author:
McClafferty, Carla Killou
Author:
McClafferty, Carla Killough
Subject:
General
Subject:
Science & Technology - Physics
Subject:
Chemists
Subject:
Women chemists
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Physicists
Subject:
Science & Technology
Subject:
Scientists
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Nature/Chemistry
Subject:
Nature/Physics
Subject:
Nature/General (see also headings under Animals or Technology)
Subject:
People
Subject:
Places/General
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Science & Nature - Chemistry
Subject:
Science & Nature - Physics
Subject:
Science & Nature/General (see also headings under Animals or Technology)
Subject:
People & Places - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
March 2006
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Includes black-and-white photographs, a
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
9 x 7 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 10 up to 15

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Children's » Nonfiction » Biographies
Children's » Nonfiction » Science and Nature » General
Children's » Science and Nature » General
Young Adult » Nonfiction » Biographies

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"Synopsis" by ,
Marie Curie's story has fascinated and inspired young readers

decades. The poor Polish girl who worked eight years to be able

to afford to attend the Sorbonne in Paris became one of the

most important scientists of her day, winning not one but two

Nobel Prizes. Her life is a fascinating one, filled with hard work,

humanitarianism, and tragedy. Her work with her husband,

Pierre - the study of radioactivity and the discovery of the

elements radium and polonium - changed science forever. But

she is less well known for her selfless efforts during World War

to establish mobile X-ray units so that wounded French soldiers

could get better care faster. When she stood to profit greatly

from her scientific work, she chose not to, making her methods

and findings known and available to all of science. As a result,

this famous woman spent most of her life in need of money,

often to buy the very elements she discovered.

Marie Curie's life and work are given a fresh telling, one that

also explores the larger picture of the effects of radium in world

culture, and its exploitation and sad misuse.

"Synopsis" by , Marie Curie's life and work are given a fresh telling, one that also explores the larger picture of the effects of radium in world culture, and its exploitation and sad misuse. Photos.
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