Biography: Marie Curie The Woman Who Changed the Course of Science by Philip Steele


Biography: Marie Curie The Woman Who Changed the Course of Science by Philip Steele

Read the inspiring story of Marie Curie's life, from her early years growing up in the heart of Poland to her Nobel Prize in physics. As an ever-curious child, Marie proved a sensitive girl and an excellent student. She went on to study physics at the Sorbonne - one of 23 women among 2,000 students - and was rated first above them all. Following their experiments with radioactivity, Marie and her husband Pierre received the Nobel Prize in physics. In 1911, after Pierre's death, Marie was awarded a second Nobel Prize, this time in chemistry. Her groundbreaking work as a scientist and a woman changed science forever.

About the Author

PHILIP STEELE has written books on history, geography, and cultural and social themes and is an established author, chiefly of children's non-fiction. He graduated from University College, Durham, in Modern languages in 1971. After his graduation, he worked as an editor for various book publishers in London before moving to the Isle of Anglesey, in North Wales, where he now lives. His recent publications include Encyclopedia of British History, Biography: Marie Curie and A City Through Time.

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64 pages


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Publication date

2nd June 2014



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