Legendary African Americans: The Life of George Washington Carver: Inventor and Scientist, 1st Edition

  • Barbara Kramer
  • Published By: Enslow Publishing
  • ISBN-10: 0766062740
  • ISBN-13: 9780766062740
  • DDC: 630.9223
  • Grade Level Range: 6th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 96 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2015 | Published/Released February 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2015

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George Washington Carver spent his life asking questions and looking for the answers. He gained a reputation as the farmer’s 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 three hundred peanut-based products—from milk to printers’ ink—and more than a hundred ways to use sweet potatoes.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
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.
Selected Recipes by Dr. Carver.
Chapter Notes.
Further Reading.