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WHO WAS?

Who Was Marie Curie?

Megan Stine, Nancy Harrison, Ted Hammond

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Format:
Paperback
ISBN:
9780448478968
Published:
01 Feb 2015
Publisher:
Penguin
Dimensions:
112 pages - 194 x 135 x 5mm
Series:
WHO WAS?

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. (Later Marie won another Nobel award for chemistry in 1911.) She died in Savoy, France, on July 4, 1934, a victim of many years of exposure to toxic radiation.

Why a bio of Marie Curie? It's elementary--she discovered two elements, won a Nobel Prize, and is the world's most famous female scientist!

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