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  • Radioactive!

  • How Irene Curie and Lise Meitner Revolutionized Science and Changed the World
  • By: Winifred Conkling
  • Narrated by: Andrea Gallo
  • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

In 1934, Irene 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.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Young Adult book

  • By Richard Taylor on 06-28-17

Praise for Radioactive!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-25-17

I see why this book received the 2017 notable science trade book award from the NSTA. At first I was a little apprehensive to read this book because I had to do it as make up work for an assignment in one of my education classes. But as I read and followed along with the narration I enjoyed the book and all the little things in it like the start of chemotherapy, the names of notable scientists that we know today, find out that the son of Max Planck was apart of Operation Valkyrie, and many other cool historical tidbits. I would totally recommend this book.