African Americans in Science, Math, and Invention (A to Z of African Americans)

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Offers alphabetically arranged profiles of one hundred sixty African American scientists, inventors, medical researchers and innovators, astronauts, and other leaders in scientific and technical fields.

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RAY SPANGENBURG, with Kit Moser has written many books on science and the history of science, including Niels Boher: Gentle Genius of Denmark (1995) and the "On the Shoulders of Giants" series (1994)

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What do Angella Dorothea Ferguson, Mae Carol Jemison, Garrett Augustus Morgan, and Lloyd Albert Quarterman have in common? They are among the 160 scientists profiled in this addition to the A to Z of African Americans series from Facts On File. Ferguson, a medical researcher and pediatrician, researched the cause and treatment of sickle-cell anemia in children. Jemison, a physician, was the first African American woman in space. Morgan, an inventor, created many useful items, including a gas mask for firemen and an improved traffic signal, and later founded the Cleveland Call newspaper. And Quarterman, a chemist, worked on the Manhattan Project.

This volume outlines the lives, challenges, and accomplishments of African American scientists since 1731. One-fourth of the 160 entries are about women. Each entry begins with birth and death dates and the subject's particular area of science. Fifty-six of the entries are accompanied by a black-and-white photograph of the scientist. The entries range in length from 4 to 18 paragraphs, and each entry concludes with suggestions for further reading.

In addition to the entries themselves, the volume contains a list of the entries in alphabetical order and a bibliography, which includes Web sites. Entries are also listed by 62 areas of activity and by the year of birth of the scientist. The volume concludes with a useful general index that enables the researcher to identify biographees who were slaves, attended the University of Chicago, or were awarded patents, to name a few topics.

High-school and undergraduate students and general readers will find this well-written book useful, particularly for less well-known scientists. It will be a good addition to any school or public library that does not already have a concise overview of African American scientists in its collection.RBB
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