Marie Curie was the first person to receive two Nobel Prizes for science, and her work still influences physics, chemistry and medicine. Marie and her husband Pierre's groundbreaking work on the invisible radiation given off by uranium led to the discovery of radioactivity. Marie later discovered the elements radium and polonium.
The "World History Guides" series give young readers a close-up look at some of the most influential people of all time. Emphasizing the childhoods of these famous subjects, the books in this series blend personal diaries, school reports, family photographs, and primary quotes to create a scrapbook-style layout that draws kids in.
"Striking jackets and an ample assortment of archival images .concise spirited narratives will pull readers into the story." Booklist
"These handsomely designed books present the lives and accomplishments of powerful leaders Volumes are illustrated with maps and many colorful photographs of the art and sculpture that give substance to years long past."School Library Journal