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Black Pioneers of Science and Invention
     

Black Pioneers of Science and Invention

by Louis Haber
 

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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

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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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"This book does not merely decry injustice, it communicates the interest of each field of study, conveys the significance of the work of each in the field . . . An auspicious roster."--Kirkus Reviews
Children's Literature - Mary Jo Edwards
Fourteen black American pioneers who made contributions in the fields of medicine, science, or industry were lifted from relative obscurity by the author. One such pioneer was Benjamin Banneker. President Washington appointed Banneker and two other men to build the nation's new capital—Washington, D.C. The head architect, disgruntled over his treatment by government bureaucrats, abandoned the project and confiscated the maps. Banneker reproduced the plans from memory, and the city was completed. Another pioneer, Daniel Hale Williams performed the world's first open heart surgery. In 1893, a young man was stabbed in the chest near his heart. Dr. Williams made history when he opened the patient's chest cavity. Fifty-one days later the patient was given a clean bill of health. Professor Haber, knowing that science textbooks lacked information on contributions by black American pioneers, spent four years researching and writing this book. Not only were the fourteen men profiled in this collection—one per chapter—ethical in their professional life, they were honorable in their personal life as well. This edition, reprinted to reflect the deaths of some of the individuals in this title, including the author, includes a "Preface," a "Bibliography," and an "Index." Reviewer: Mary Jo Edwards

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780152085667
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
01/28/1992
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
122,267
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.68(d)
Lexile:
1230L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

Meet the Author


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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