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Title:
George Washington Carver : inventor and naturalist
Author:
Wellman, Sam.
Personal Author:
Edition:
[Large print edition].
Publication Information:
Thorndike, ME : Thorndike Press, 2001.

©1998
Physical Description:
274 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
General Note:
Originally published: Urichsville, Ohio : Barbour Pub., c1998.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780786230655
Format :
Book

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Frank E. Merriweather Library S417.C3 W4 1998B Adult Large Print Large Print
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George Washington Carver was sent away from home at age twelve because Negroes were not allowed to attend local schools. The color of his skin kept him from attending college until he was thirty, and yet he achieved extraordinary success. His method of crop rotation freed southern farmers from growing only cotton and tobacco, enabling the South to recover from the war years and the elimination of slave labor. He discovered or improved countless products that enhance modern life, but chose not to patent his discoveries or profit from them, donating the proceeds to research to help humankind.


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