Benjamin Banneker

Burke, Rick (Book - 2003)
Benjamin Banneker
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Benjamin Banneker was an African-American astronomer, farmer, mathematician, and surveyor in the American colonies. Can you imagine what his life must have been like? What he was like as a person? Get to know Benjamin Banneker through this book. Find out how he tried to make life better for himself and other people like him. Find out what he made as a young man that took other people years to learn how to make, how he helped lay out the design of the city of Washington, D.C., and why he wrote a letter to Thomas Jefferson.
Authors: Burke, Rick, 1957-
Title: Benjamin Banneker
Publisher: Chicago, Ill. : Heinemann Library, c2003.
Characteristics: 32 p. :,col. ill. ;,25 cm.
Contents: Wonders of learning
Young Benjamin
The wooden clock
The Ellicott Family
Writing the almanacs
Washington, D.C.
The letter to Jefferson
Final years.
Local Note: 118 236
ISBN: 1403407258
Statement of Responsibility: Rick Burke
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 31) and index.
Subject Headings: Banneker, Benjamin, 1731-1806 Juvenile literature. Astronomers United States Biography Juvenile literature. African American scientists Biography Juvenile literature. Scientists Juvenile literature. African Americans Juvenile biography.
Topical Term: Astronomers
African American scientists
African Americans
LCCN: 2002154413
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