Great Lives in Graphics: Marie Curie2024-03-07T11:02:08+00:00

Great Lives in Graphics: Marie Curie

The Great Lives in Graphics series is a new way of looking at the lives of famous and influential people. It takes the essential dates and achievements of each person’s life, mixes them with lesser-known facts and trivia, and uses infographics to show them in a fresh visual way that is genuinely engaging for children and young adults. The result is a colourful, fascinating and often surprising representation of that person’s life, work and legacy. Using timelines, maps, repeated motifs and many more beautiful and informative illustrations, readers learn not just about the main subject of the book but also about the cultural background of the time they lived in.

You may already know that Marie Curie was a scientific genius who pioneered the study of radioactivity, but did you know that she changed her name to Marie to sound more French? Or that her body’s so radioactive she had to be buried in a lead coffin?