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Blacks in science : ancient and modern

Author: Ivan Van Sertima
Publisher: New Brunswick, U.S.A. : Transaction Books, ©1983.
Series: Journal of African civilizations, vol. 5, no. 1-2.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ivan Van Sertima
ISBN: 0878559418 9780878559411
OCLC Number: 9672435
Description: 302 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: The lost sciences of Africa: an overview / Ivan Van Sertima --
Astronomy: African observers of the universe: the Sirius question / Hunter Havelin Adams III. New light on the Dogon and Sirius / Hunter Havelin Adams III. Namoratunga: the first archaeoastronomical evidence in Sub-Sahara Africa / B.M. Lynch and L.H. Robbins --
Agriculture: An ancient harvest on the Nile / Fred Wendorf, Romuald Schild, and Angela E. Close. African cattle bones stir scientific debate / Bayard Webster --
Architecture and Engineering: The pyramids: ancient showcase of African science and technology / Beatrice Lumpkin. Great Zimbabwe: an ancient African city-state / Molefi and Kariamu Asante. Aeronautics: African experimental aeronautics: a 2,000-year old model glider / Khalil Messiha et al. --
Mathematics: Africa in the mainstream of mathematics history / Beatrice Lumpkin. The Yoruba number system / Claudia Zaslavsky --
Medicine: Black contributions to the early history of western medicine / Frederick Newsome. The African background of medical science / Charles S. Finch --
Metallurgy: Steel-making in ancient Africa / Debra Stone --
Navigation: Traditional African watercraft: a new look / Stewart C. Malloy --
Physics: An outline of Africa's role in the history of physics / John Pappademos. Writing systems: The ancient Akan script: a review of Sankofa / Niangoran-Bouah. The ancient manding script / Clyde-Ahmad Winters --
Black Americans in the field of science and invention / Robert C. Hayden --
Lewis Latimer: bringer of light / John Henrik Clarke --
Space science: the African-American contribution / Curtis M. Graves and Ivan Van Sertima --
Blackspace / James G. Spady --
Dr. Lloyd Quarterman: nuclear scientist (an interview) / Ivan Van Sertima --
African-American contributions to information technology / Kirstie Gentleman.
Series Title: Journal of African civilizations, vol. 5, no. 1-2.
Responsibility: editor, Ivan Van Sertima.

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