A colorfully illustrated, pocket-size picture book biography of influential physicist and chemist Marie Curie.
Marie Curie, the first woman ever to win a Nobel Prize and only person to win it in two different scientific fields, was a physicist and chemist. As she conducted pioneering research, Marie Curie coined the term "radioactivity," developed some of the first techniques for isolating radioactive isotopes. She also discovered two elements: polonium and radium, and developed mobile X-ray units for use in field hospitals during World War I. In 1934, at the age of sixty-six, she died of complications from long-term exposure to radiation.
Pocket Bios are full of personality, introducing readers to fascinating figures from history with simple storytelling and cheerful illustrations. Titles include men and women from history, exploration, the sciences, the arts, the ancient world, and more.
Roaring Brook Press, 9781250166159, 32pp.
Publication Date: July 17, 2018
About the Author
Al Berenger is the author of the colorfully illustrated Pocket Bios series--pocket-size picture book biographies of such historical figures as Albert Einstein, Coco Chanel, Rosa Parks, and Muhammed Ali among many others.