Pierre and Marie Curie and the Discovery of Radium


Author Tracy, Kathleen
Binding Library Bound
Copyright 2005
Dewey Number 540.9224
Dimensions 6.5 x 9.25
Interest Level Middle
Reading Level 7.1
Series Uncharted, Unexplored, and Unexplained
Series ISBN 9781584154068
Pages 48
Subject Biography & Autobiography , General, Juvenile Nonfiction

Pierre and Marie Curie and the Discovery of Radium

Marie and Pierre Curie remain two of the most important scientists of the twentieth century. Their pioneering work in the study of radioactivity led to the discovery of the elements radium and polonium. Later, they identified how atoms give off, or radiate, energy, which would be the foundation for modern nuclear physics.

But for as successful as they were as scientific partners, there was also a love story.

Coming from vastly different backgrounds, Marie grew up in politically repressed Poland and suffered the loss of a sister and her mother as a young girl. Pierre enjoyed an idyllic childhood and was educated at home by his brother and father. Although their friendship was initially based on their shared passion for science and research, it soon grew into a romantic love that would lead them to a personal relationship and professional partnership that would literally change the world.

  • ISBN: 9781584153108

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