Black Pioneers of Science and Invention

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1992 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 264 pages
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A readable, perceptive account of the lives of fourteen gifted innovators who have played important roles in scientific and industrial progress. The achievements of Benjamin Banneker, Granville T. Woods, George Washington Carver, and others have made jobs easier, saved countless lives, and in many cases, altered the course of history.
     Includes a bibliography and an index.
 

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These are very readable and engaging short biographies. I'm having my 6, 7, and 8 graders read and explore the lives of some of these men as an enrichment to our Science class.

Contents

NORBERT RILLIEUX
20
JAN EARNST MATZELIGER
36
ELIJAH MCCOY
51
GRANVILLE T WOODS
60
LEWIS HOWARD LATIMER
71
GARRETT A MORGAN
88
GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER
104
PERCY LAVON JULIAN
122
LLOYD A HALL
146
ERNEST EVERETT JUST
161
DANIEL HALE WILLIAMS
176
LOUIS TOMPKINS WRIGHT
201
CHARLES RICHARD DREW
219
Bibliography
245
Index
255
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About the author (1992)

DR. LOUIS HABER had a long and distinguished career teaching science. An adjunct professor at Pace University and Lehman College, he held graduate degrees in both science and education. He died in 1988.

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