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Author Moss, Marissa, author.
Title The woman who split the atom : the life of Lise Meitner / by Marissa Moss.
Pub Info New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2022.
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LOCATION CALL # STATUS 
 Oak Bluffs-Children's  J 539.092 MEI     AVAILABLE
 Provincetown-Children's  J 92 MEITNER     AVAILABLE
 Brooks(Harwich)Young Adult-NEW  YA 92 MEITNER     AVAILABLE
 Falmouth-Young Adult Area  YA 925.3 Meitner     AVAILABLE
 Truro-Young Adult  YA 92 MEI     AVAILABLE
 West Tisbury-Young Adult  YA BIOG MEI     AVAILABLE
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Descript 258 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
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Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references 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. The Woman Who Split the Atom is a fascinating look at Meitner's fierce passion, integrity, and her life-long struggle to have her contributions to physics recognized"-- Provided by publisher.
"Bestselling author-illustrator Marissa Moss tells the gripping story of Lise Meitner, the physicist who discovered nuclear fissionAs 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's celebrated drawings throughout. The Woman Who Split the Atom is a fascinating look at Meitner's fierce passion, integrity, and her lifelong struggle to have her contributions to physics recognized"-- Provided by publisher.
Audience Ages 10 to 14 Abrams Books for Young Readers.
Subject Meitner, Lise, 1878-1968 -- Juvenile literature.
Physicists -- Germany -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Women physicists -- Germany -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Nuclear fission -- Juvenile literature.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Women.
JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / Holocaust.
Genre New titles added.
ISBN 9781419758539 (hardcover)
1419758535 (hardcover)
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