Who Was Marie Curie?

Who Was Marie Curie?

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780448478968
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 08/07/2014
Series: Penguin Who Was...Series
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 13,192
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile: 690L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Megan Stine has written several biographies for young readers, including Who Is Michelle Obama? and Who Was Sally Ride? She lives in Clinton, Connecticut.

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