George Washington Carver

Author: Linda O. McMurry,Linda McMurry Edwards

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195032055

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 367

View: 3282


How did George Washington Carver, whose concrete accomplishments on paper did not amount to much more that "doing something" with peanuts, sweet potatoes, homemade paint and recipes, come to be known as a great man who made brilliant inventions? How was it that his more significant contributions were lost in the myth-making that surrounded him?

George Washington Carver

Author: William J. Federer

Publisher: Amerisearch, Inc.

ISBN: 9780965355766

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 108

View: 3281


A biography of the African American scientist describes how he overcame tremendous hardship to receive a college education and make important discoveries in the field of agriculture.

George Washington Carver

Author: Michael Burgan

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780756518820

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 120

View: 3795


Profiles the agriculturalist and teacher who invented more than three hundred uses for peanuts.

George Washington Carver

Author: Gary R. Kremer

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 0826260896

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 585


George Washington Carver (1864-1943), best known for his work as a scientist and a botanist, was an anomaly in his own time—a black man praised by white America. This selection of his letters and other writings reveals both the human side of Carver and the forces that shaped his creative genius. They show us a Carver who was both manipulated and manipulative who had inner tensions and anxieties. But perhaps more than anything else, these letters allow us to see Carver's deep love for his fellow man, whether manifested in his efforts to treat polio victims in the 1930s or in his incredibly intense and emotionally charged friendships that lasted a lifetime. The editor has furnished commentary between letters to set them in context.

George Washington Carver

Author: Janet Benge,Geoff Benge

Publisher: YWAM Publishing

ISBN: 9781883002787

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 191

View: 1767


"Children and adults alike love the popular Christian Heroes: Then & Now series. Now Christian Heroes authors Janet and Geoff Benge tell the stories of Heroes of History with the same engaging narrative style and historical depth! This new series brings the shaping of history to life with the remarkable true stories of fascinating men and women who changed the course of history. Once a kidnapped slave baby, George Washington Carver overcame poverty and racism to become and influential scientist (1864?-1943).

George Washington Carver

Author: Gary R. Kremer

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313347964

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 202

View: 345


Chronicles the life of George Washington Carver, from his birth into slavery to his education, his legendary research in biology and agriculture, and his career at the Tuskegee Institution in Alabama.

George Washington Carver: A Biography

Author: Gary R. Kremer

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313347972

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 202

View: 4920


This book strips away the myths surrounding the famed scientist George Washington Carver and portrays him as a brilliant, creative man who nonetheless possessed very human peculiarities and frailties. • A dozen black-and-white photographs that help document the life of George Washington Carver • A "Selected Bibliography" of sources most useful in understanding the life of George Washington Carver

George Washington Carver

Author: Dennis Abrams,Gene Adair

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438100795

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 119

View: 7529


* Critically acclaimed biographies of history's most notable African-Americans * Straightforward and objective writing * Lavishly illustrated with photographs and memorabilia * Essential for multicultural studies

George Washington Carver

Author: George Washington Carver

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 0826207855

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

View: 2895


A black man praised by white America-George Washington Carver (1864-1943) was an anomaly in his own time. Now available in paperback, this choice selection of Carver's writings reveals the human side of the famous black scientist, as well as the forces that shaped his creative genius.

Who Was George Washington Carver?

Author: Jim Gigliotti,Who HQ

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0399539735

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 9118


Born in 1860s Missouri, nobody expected George Washington Carver to succeed. Slaves were not allowed to be educated. After the Civil War, Carver enrolled in classes and proved to be a star student. He became the first black student at Iowa State Agricultural College and later its first black professor. He went on to the Tuskegee Institute where he specialized in botany (the study of plants) and developed techniques to grow crops better. His work with vegetables, especially peanuts, made him famous and changed agriculture forever. He went on to develop nearly 100 household products and over 100 recipes using peanuts.