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Reading List Additions for Lesson A24

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      Conkling, Winifred. Radioactive! How Irène Curie and Lise Meitner Revolutionized Science and Changed the World. Algonquin Young Readers, 2016.

      Hakim, Joy. The Story of Science: Einstein Adds a New Dimension. Smithsonian Books, 2007. (See especially Chapters 24-26).

      Krull, Kathleen. Marie Curie (Giants of Science). Puffin Books, 2009.

      O’Quinn, Amy. Marie Curie for Kids: Her Life and Scientific Discoveries, with 21 Activities and Experiments. Chicago Review Press, 2016.

      Pasachoff, Naomi. Marie Curie and the Science of Radioactivity (Oxford Portraits in Science). Oxford University Press, 1997.

      Please note that while the following are not children’s books, they give detailed information on the history of the discovery of radiation and radioactive dating:

      Jorgensen, Timothy. Strange Glow: The Story of Radiation. Princeton University Press, 2016. (The book also examines the benefits and risks of radiation.)

      Macdougall, Doug. Nature’s Clocks: How Scientists Measure the Age of Almost Everything. University of California Press, 2009.

      See also list under Lesson A-19.

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