This encyclopedia examines Marie Curie’s life and contributions. The chronology provides a thumbnail sketch of events in Curie’s life, including her personal experiences, education, and publications. The Introduction provides a brief look at her life. The body of this work consists of alphabetical entries of people, ideas, institutions, places, and publications important in making of Curie as an important scientist. The final section of the book is a bibliography of both primary and selected secondary sources.
Marilyn Bailey Ogilvie is professor emerita of the history of science and curator emerita of the History of Science Collections at the University of Oklahoma.
This volume in the publisher's "Significant Figures in World History" series feels like a throwback to an earlier era of reference and information seeking. Ogilvie offers a slim biographical monograph bringing together Marie Curie's personal life and the outlines of her career. The author provides a chronology, a précis of Curie's biography, and a bibliography of primary and secondary sources. The heart of the book consists of brief encyclopedia entries for various people, places, and scientific discoveries that figured in Curie’s life and career… The most helpful feature for readers new to research will be the extensive, thorough, and well-organized bibliography… Lower- and upper-division undergraduates. General readers.
4/29/22, Choice: This book was featured in a roundup of top community college titles for the month of April 2022.