Marie Curie's pioneering work opened up a completely new branch of science that led to nuclear power stations, radiation treatments for cancer and advanced our understanding of atoms. This book describes Marie's struggles for funding and material in a predominantly masculine world, as well as her relationship with her husband Pierre and his untimely death. The book features full-colour illustrations which combine humour and accurate scientific detail. Here's the Science boxes illustrate and explain crucial technical information, while captions, a complete glossary and index combine to make this title an ideal educational text.
Ian Graham studied applied physics at the City University, London. Since becoming a freelance author and journalist, he has specialised in science and technological subjects. David Antram studied at Eastbourne College of Art and then worked in advertising for 15 years before becoming a full-time artist. He has illustrated many children's non-fiction books.