Sterling Biographies (R): Marie Curie : Mother of Modern Physics Paperback
Janice Borzendowski tells Madame Curie's remarkable story, exploring: Marie's many firsts, including becoming the first woman awarded a Ph.D. in physics and the first woman to win a Nobel Prize; her amazing personal and professional relationship with husband Pierre Curie, with whom she worked side-by-side; the tragedies that affected Marie deeply, including the loss of her mother and brother at a young age; the difficulties she had establishing herself in Parisian scientific circles, both as a woman and a foreigner; and, the importance of Marie's work and the tragic consequences of not understanding the dangers of the radioactive materials she was researching.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 128 pages
- Publisher: Sterling Juvenile
- Publication Date: 03/02/2009
- Category: People & places (Children's/YA)
- ISBN: 9781402753183