The Resource Radioactive! : how Irene Curie and Lise Meitner revolutionized science and changed the world, by Winifred Conkling

Radioactive! : how Irene Curie and Lise Meitner revolutionized science and changed the world, by Winifred Conkling

Label
Radioactive! : how Irene Curie and Lise Meitner revolutionized science and changed the world
Title
Radioactive!
Title remainder
how Irene Curie and Lise Meitner revolutionized science and changed the world
Statement of responsibility
by Winifred Conkling
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The fascinating, little-known story of how two brilliant female physicists{u2019} groundbreaking discoveries led to the creation of the atomic bomb. In 1934, Irène Curie, working with her husband and fellow scientist, Frederic Joliot, made a discovery that would change the world: artificial radioactivity. This breakthrough allowed scientists to modify elements and create new ones by altering the structure of atoms. Curie shared a Nobel Prize with her husband for their work. But when she was nominated to the French Academy of Sciences, the academy denied her admission and voted to disqualify all women from membership. Four years later, Curie{u2019}s breakthrough led physicist Lise Meitner to a brilliant leap of understanding that unlocked the secret of nuclear fission. Meitner{u2019}s unique insight was critical to the revolution in science that led to nuclear energy and the race to build the atom bomb, yet her achievement was left unrecognized by the Nobel committee in favor of that of her male colleague. Radioactive! presents the story of two women breaking ground in a male-dominated field, scientists still largely unknown despite their crucial contributions to cutting-edge research, in a nonfiction narrative that reads with the suspense of a thriller. Photographs and sidebars illuminate and clarify the science in the book
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Conkling, Winifred
Dewey number
539.7/52
Index
index present
Intended audience
  • 12 and up
  • 7-8
LC call number
QC774.J65
LC item number
C66 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Joliot-Curie, Irène
  • Women scientists
  • Meitner, Lise
  • Women scientists
  • Radioactivity
  • Nuclear fission
  • Joliot-Curie, Irène
  • Meitner, Lise
  • Nuclear fission
  • Radioactivity
  • Women scientists
  • France
  • Germany
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Radioactive! : how Irene Curie and Lise Meitner revolutionized science and changed the world, by Winifred Conkling
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Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"The most beautiful experiment in the world?" -- Little queen and the other baby -- On the battlefields -- Dr. and Mrs. -- Right on time -- Lost and found -- A lab of her own -- Radium: treatment or toxin? -- Heavy metals -- Fleeing Hitler's Germany -- Eureka! the discovery of fission -- Chain reaction: research on fission goes global -- War -- Overlooked -- Afterward: physicists, pacifists, realists
Control code
ocn933841115
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (227 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781616205553
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrated.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
91240947-E3B3-418C-BF7F-9A82BB3F35A2
System control number
(OCoLC)933841115
Label
Radioactive! : how Irene Curie and Lise Meitner revolutionized science and changed the world, by Winifred Conkling
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"The most beautiful experiment in the world?" -- Little queen and the other baby -- On the battlefields -- Dr. and Mrs. -- Right on time -- Lost and found -- A lab of her own -- Radium: treatment or toxin? -- Heavy metals -- Fleeing Hitler's Germany -- Eureka! the discovery of fission -- Chain reaction: research on fission goes global -- War -- Overlooked -- Afterward: physicists, pacifists, realists
Control code
ocn933841115
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (227 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781616205553
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrated.
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
91240947-E3B3-418C-BF7F-9A82BB3F35A2
System control number
(OCoLC)933841115

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