Black Scientists and Inventors Book 7 by Michael Williams and Jegna Robinson
Published by BIS Publications, 2017
This book is seventh book in the international best-selling Black Scientists and Inventors series. It is designed for use by children between the ages of 7 - 16. It covers the topic of Black Scientists and Inventors. It contains biographies of notable black scientists and inventors from the UK, America, the Caribbean and Africa, Questions, a Timeline of Scientists and Inventors, a Glossary and a Bibliography for further reading. This book will help the pupil to develop their skills in reading, comprehension, maths, history and science. Some of the featured scientists and inventors include: Percy Julian inventor of a treatment for Glaucoma and aerofoam, Valerie Thomas inventor of the illusion transmitter, Norbert Rillieux inventor of sugar refining machine and revolutionised the sugar industry, Thomas Mensah inventor of machinery to manufacture fibre optics which made it commercially viable, and Professor G. Lalor a pioneer in establishing a geo-thermal atlas of Jamaica.