|aSomething out of nothing : |bMarie Curie and radium / |cCarla Killough McClafferty.
|aNew York : |bFarrar Straus Giroux, |c2006
|a134 p. : |bill. ; |c24 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. -123) and index.
|aMeet Manya Sklodowska, better known today as Marie Curie, the co-discoverer of radium, and who became the first woman awarded the Nobel prize for her work on the discovery. Learn what life was like for Marie, and the effect her discovery had on the world.
A fresh retelling of the life and work of the great scientist, Marie Curie, looks at not only her work with radioactivity that won her two Nobel Prizes, but also her perfection of the mobile X-ray unit that was used during World War I, and the effects that radium has had in world culture, including its exploitation and sad misuse.