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Title:
George Washington Carver : scientist and inventor
Author:
Kramer, Barbara.
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Publication Information:
Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow Publishers, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
128 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Summary:
Profiles the dynamic man who began life as a slave and became an artist, agriculturist, university professor, and public speaker who addressed the House Ways and Means Committee on the issue of import tariffs in 1921.
Language:
English
Contents:
1. "The peanut man" -- 2. "The plant doctor" -- 3. In search of an education -- 4. "Cast down your bucket where you are" -- 5. Scientific agriculture -- 6. Reaching out to farmers and students -- 7. The boll weevil, war, and racial prejudice -- 8. Talks with "Mr. Creator" -- 9. Becoming a trailblazer -- 10. Ongoing fame.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 7.4 3.0 60919.
ISBN:
9780766017702
Format :
Book

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George Washington Carver spent his life asking questions and looking for the answers. He gained a reputation as the farmers' best friend: He taught farmers about crop rotation, telling them to grow peanuts and sweet potatoes to rest their soil between cotton crops. And what could they do with all those peanuts? Carver developed more than 300 peanut-based products, from milk to printers' ink, and more than 100 ways to use sweet potatoes.