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I'Ve Got an Idea!: The Story of Frederick McKinley Jones

Swanson, Gloria M. And Margaret V. Ott

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ISBN 10: 0822596628 / ISBN 13: 9780822596622
Editorial: First Avenue Editions {Part of} The Lerner Group, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1994
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa blanda
Librería: Glued To The Tube Books (Minneapolis, MN, Estados Unidos de America)

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This book has 96 pages and is profusely illustrated. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. N° de ref. de la librería 064895

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Título: I'Ve Got an Idea!: The Story of Frederick ...

Editorial: First Avenue Editions {Part of} The Lerner Group, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Año de publicación: 1994

Encuadernación: Pictorial Softcover

Condición del libro:Fine

Edición: First Paperback Printing

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A biography of the Black engineer and inventor credited with many inventions, including refrigeration units for trucks and railroad cars, portable X-ray units, and the ticket dispenser.

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Gr. 3-6. He was the man who invented refrigeration units for trucks, ticket-dispensing machines for movie theaters, and many other devices that are a part of everyday life. Without being idealized, Frederick McKinley Jones is portrayed as a tenacious, optimistic African American who overcame racial prejudice and personal hardship (including problems with gambling, alcohol, and money, which are frankly discussed) to become a prolific, self-taught inventor. Well-organized, concise chapters describe Jones' life and his many inventions. Descriptions of Jones' ponderings will serve as good examples of the trial-and-error approach to scientific problems, and the inventor's experiences with bigotry are told in a simple yet profound manner. Black-and-white photos, placed with care, augment the text. The bibliographic sources cited are incomplete, with many not readily available to students, and the information contained in the endnotes might have been more useful had it been placed within the text. Still, this biography, first published in 1977 under the title Man with a Million Ideas, makes fascinating reading. Karen Simonetti

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