Books - History Articles

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A Sand County Almanac

4/28/2019

This book explores American landscapes. It is a stunning and classic tribute to our land, and a challenge to protect the world we love.

Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table

9/8/2018

Will Allen is no ordinary farmer. A former basketball star, he's as tall as his truck, and he can hold a cabbage - or a basketball - in one hand. But what is most special about Farmer Will is that he can see what others can't see. When he looked at an abandoned city lot he saw a huge table, big enough to feed the whole world.

Farms Long Ago

8/15/2018

Provides a history of farming including a description of how farm buildings were, what farm tools were used, how farmers would get water, how crops were planted and picked, what farm animals were used and raised, and how farmers survived harsh years.

Tomatoes, Potatoes, Corn & Beans

9/13/2017

This excellent book describes how foods from North and South America changed eating around the world. It focuses on corn, beans, peppers, peanuts, potatoes, tomatoes, and chocolate but also includes other foods that originated in the Americas. Can you imagine Italian food without the tomato? Indian curries without the pepper? German or Irish food without the potato? Corn is now the most widely grown grain in the world. This book details the history of those transitions and is illustrated with historic artwork and modern photos. For anyone wishing to understand the real gold found in America, this book is an essential read.

A Farm Through Time

7/31/2017

This text presents the history of a farm from medieval times to the present day. It aims to provide and insight into how ancestors lived, and how farming has changed the landscape over the centuries. Half-page flaps reveal inside farm buildings.

A Picture Book of George Washington Carver

7/27/2017

Biography of the African American scientist who overcame hardship to make important discoveries in the field of agriculture.

A Pocketful of Goobers: A Story About George Washington Carver

7/23/2017

A Pocketful of Goobers teaches about the scientific efforts of George Washington Carver. Learn about his life and about his production of more than 300 uses for the peanut.

A Weed is a Flower

7/19/2017

A depiction of the life of George Washington Carver, showing his love and affinity for plants (including weeds).

Black Pioneers of Science and Invention

7/18/2017

A readable, perceptive account of the lives of fourteen gifted innovators who have played important roles in scientific and industrial progress. The achievements of Benjamin Banneker, Granville T. Woods, George Washington Carver, and others have made jobs easier, saved countless lives, and in many cases, altered the course of history.

Black Women in Science: A Black History Book for Kids

7/17/2017

Throughout history, black women have blazed trails across the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Black Women in Science brings something special to black history books for kids, celebrating incredible black women in STEM who have used their brains, bravery, and ambition to beat the odds. Black Women in Science stands out among other black history books for kids?featuring 15 powerful stories of fearless female scientists that advanced their STEM fields and fought to build a legacy. Through the triumphs of these amazing women, you’ll find remarkable role models.

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