Includes bibliographical references (p. 135-137) and index.
Talk about a aglowing reputationa! Marie Curie, the woman who coined the term radioactivity, won not just one Nobel prize but twoain physics and in chemistry, both supposedly girl-phobic sciences. As with her previous star-studded biographies of Leonardo da Vinci, Isaac Newton, and Sigmund Freudaall three chosen as ALA Notable BooksaKathleen Krull offers readers a fascinating portrait of this mythic agiant of sciencea who abhorred publicity. And she also places Curieas ground-breaking discovery of two elements within the framework of science at that time. (source: Nielsen Book Data)