Book House The Eureka Moment: Marie Curie and Radioactivity
Book House The Eureka Moment: Marie Curie and Radioactivity

The Eureka Moment: Marie Curie and Radioactivity

By Ian Graham


Publication Date: February 4, 2020

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Ages 9 And Up, Grades 4 And Up

Eureka! Through a first-person narrative, this biography tells the story of Marie Curie and how she discovered radioactivity.

What would it feel like to be right there when a scientist experiences her “eureka!” moment? Find out! Marie Curie had to secretly educate herself in a time and place where women were forbidden to study. Yet she managed to become the first woman professor in France’s most famous university, the Sorbonne, and the head of research in the science department. This inspiring biography captures Curie’s amazing life: her discovery of how radioactivity worked, how she used its properties to learn about the natural world, and how she saved the lives of soldiers in the trenches during WWI. Short comic strips dramatize important episodes in her life, while sidebars provide historical context and simple, clear explanations of the scientific concepts.

About the Author

Ian Graham earned a diploma in applied physics at City University, London, and then earned a graduate degree in journalism. He has written more than 250 children’s nonfiction books.

Annaliese Stoney graduated from University College Falmouth's illustration course in 2011 and has been working as a freelance illustrator ever since.

Format: Trade Paperback

Length: 144 pages

Publisher: Book House

ISBN: 9781912537426

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