Conkling, Winifred

Radioactive!: How Irène Curie & Lise Meitner Revolutionized Science & Changed the World

(2) YA Conkling's biography delves into the separate but ever-so-slightly-overlapping lives of Irène Curie, daughter of Marie and herself the Nobel Prize–winning French physicist who co-discovered artificial radioactivity; and Austrian physicist Lise Meitner, who co-discovered nuclear fission. The majority of the book details the pioneering women's accomplishments and their lasting impact on the commercial, military, and scientific realms. Informative sidebars and captioned photographs are included throughout. Timeline, websites. Bib., glos., ind.


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