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The Woman Who Split the Atom: The Life of Lise Meitner (edition 2022)

by Marissa Moss (Author)

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Biography & Autobiography. Juvenile Nonfiction. Science. HTML:Bestselling author-illustrator Marissa Moss tells the gripping story of Lise Meitner, the physicist who discovered nuclear fission

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 onâ??although Meitner was horrified to be associated with such a weapon. â??A physicist who never lost her humanity,â? 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 Mossâ??s celebrated drawings throughout.? The Woman Who Split the Atom is a fascinating look at Meitnerâ??s fierce passion, integrity, and her lifelong struggle to have her contribut
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Title:The Woman Who Split the Atom: The Life of Lise Meitner
Authors:Marissa Moss (Author)
Info:Harry N. Abrams (2022), 264 pages
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Gr 4 Up—Lise Meitner, a Jewish physicist working in Germany as Hitler rose to power, made some of the most
celebrated discoveries in the 20th century, including nuclear fission, and yet never received the recognition she
deserved. With captivating writing and interstitial comics-like illustrations, Moss's biography of this groundbreaking
woman is spectacular.
  BackstoryBooks | Apr 1, 2024 |
After I was about halfway through this I chuckled every time the author mentioned that chemist Otto Hahn didn't really understand physics and needed Lise Meitner to interpret results for him. It gets mentioned over and over again. Like, we get it!

It's widely accepted now that Hahn took too much credit for the discovery of nuclear fission (among other achievements) and that he allowed Meitner's contributions to go unacknowledged. Boo Hahn! Yay Meitner! ( )
  LibrarianDest | Jan 3, 2024 |
audiosync free title 2023 - nonfiction/biography/history (4hrs 27min)

nicely written portrait of an underappreciated Jewish woman scientist, with background on women's inequality and historical context (WWII and the development of the atomic bomb) ( )
  reader1009 | Jul 8, 2023 |
Mixing prose with comic panels, this biography tells the often-neglected story of Lise Meitner, whose work identifying nuclear fission would change the world forever. A Jewish woman working in Europe amidst the rise of Nazism, Meitner’s resilience and moral compass proves a stark contrast to her too-complacent colleagues. Extensive backmatter included. (Sydney Taylor Middle Grade Notable) ( )
  STBA | Feb 4, 2023 |
Synergy: Lise Meitner

Lise Meitner (1878-1968) was an Austrian-Swedish physicist best known for her discovery of nuclear fission along with the element protactinium.

Read the recently published nonfiction book for youth then learn more at the website.

THE WOMAN WHO SPLIT THE ATOM by Marissa Moss tells the compelling story of a female Jewish physicist who made groundbreaking discoveries, while dealing with sexism, anti-Semitism, and other obstacles. Each of the forty chapters begins with sequential art followed by a short, engaging narrative. The book concludes with an afterword with photographs, author’s note, timeline, terms, glossary, endnotes, bibliography, and index. Perfect for reluctant readers, this highly illustrated biography will appeal to a wide range of young people.

LISE MEITNER AND NUCLEAR FISSION is a very short video providing an overview of Lise Meitner’s scientific discovery.

To view the video, to go https://youtu.be/6UvbdidT-qM

THE AMAZING LIFE OF LISE MEITNER is a video exploring the life of this inspiring scientist.

To view the video, to go https://youtu.be/uZZFG58G_jE

ARC courtesy of Abrams Books for Young Readers. ( )
  eduscapes | Feb 4, 2022 |
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Biography & Autobiography. Juvenile Nonfiction. Science. HTML:Bestselling author-illustrator Marissa Moss tells the gripping story of Lise Meitner, the physicist who discovered nuclear fission

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 onâ??although Meitner was horrified to be associated with such a weapon. â??A physicist who never lost her humanity,â? 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 Mossâ??s celebrated drawings throughout.? The Woman Who Split the Atom is a fascinating look at Meitnerâ??s fierce passion, integrity, and her lifelong struggle to have her contribut

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