This book is the 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 Julianinventor of a treatment for Glaucoma and aero-foam, Valerie Thomasinventor 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 geothermal atlas of Jamaica.