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Author Moss, Marissa, author, illustrator.

Title The woman who split the atom : Lise Meitner / by Marissa Moss.

Publication Info. New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2022.


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 GDL Montrose Library Children's Non-fiction    j 92 Meitner,L MOS    Available
 GDL Montrose Library Children's Non-fiction    j 92 Meitner,L MOS    Available
2 copies being processed for GDL Central Library Children's Non-fiction.
Description 258 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 250) and index.
Summary "As a female Jewish physicist in Berlin during the early 20th century, Lise Meitner had to fight for an education, a job, and equal treatment in her field, like having her name listed on her own research papers. Meitner made groundbreaking strides in the study of radiation, but when Hitler came to power in Germany, she suddenly had to face not only sexism, but also life-threatening anti-Semitism as well. Nevertheless, she persevered and one day made a discovery that rocked the world: the splitting of the atom. While her male lab partner was awarded a Nobel Prize for the achievement, the committee refused to give her any credit. Suddenly, the race to build the atomic bomb was on-although Meitner was horrified to be associated with such a weapon. "A physicist who never lost her humanity," Meitner wanted only to figure out how the world works, and advocated for pacifism while others called for war. The book includes an afterword, author's note, timeline, select terms of physics, glossary of scientists mentioned, endnotes, select bibliography, index, and Marissa Moss' celebrated drawings throughout."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Meitner, Lise, 1878-1968 -- Juvenile literature.
Physicists -- Germany -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Women physicists -- Germany -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Nuclear fission -- Juvenile literature.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Cover Title Woman who split the atom : the life of Lisa Meitner
Added Title Lise Meitner
ISBN 9781419758539 (hardcover)
1419758535 (hardcover)
9781683358275 (ebook)

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