Reviews for Brilliant African-American Scientists : Nine Exceptional Lives

Horn Book Guide Reviews 2010 Spring
The achievements of well-chosen personalities are highlighted in each volume. Meaningful depth of information is compromised by the plethora of extraneous inclusions on most pages: website screen shots, sidebars, photographs that may or may not be relevant to the texts, etc. Some content is there if readers can find it. Reading list. Glos., ind. [Review covers these Great Scientists and Famous Inventors titles: Astonishing Ancient World Scientists, Daring American Heroes of Flight, Brilliant African-American Scientists, and Inspiring African-American Inventors.] Copyright 2010 Horn Book Guide Reviews.

School Library Journal Reviews 2009 November

Gr 4-8-These eclectic collective biographies cover eight or nine scientists each. The 10-to-15-page entries include basic personal information but concentrate on career achievements, such as Al-Khwarizmi's documentation of practical uses of algebra (Ancient World Scientists) and George Washington Carver's work on crop rotation (African-American Inventors). An important aspect of each entry is the list of relevant Web sites that can be accessed through the publisher's site and that will be maintained until at least 2014. Overall, this series provides some solid information about well-known and lesser-known individuals important in their fields.

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