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Modern Americans in science and technology.

Author: Edna Yost
Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead [1962]
Series: Makers of our modern world books.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Thirteen short biographies of engineers, inventors and experts in other fields of the sciences, written for the nontechnical reader.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edna Yost
OCLC Number: 670124
Notes: Revision, with additions, of the work originally published in 1941 under title: Modern Americans in science and invention.
Description: 175 pages illustrations 21 cm.
Contents: Why we have them: The open truth and fiery vehemence of youth, by P. Marin. If you're an elephant obviously you need a trunk, but that doesn't mean you have to be an elephant, by E. Z. Friedenberg. Educating contra naturam, by T. Roszak. --
What it's like: Diary, by D. Hauben. Wanted: a humane education, by Montgomery County Student Alliance. Andover: even the best are bad, by T. Doland. The classroom maze, by N. Soloman. Breaking in, by A. de Rivera. Why did the chicken cross Broadway? By Time's up student newspaper. Grades, Bah humbug!! By the Open door, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Two straight kids, by J. Henry. Boredom, utopia, and unprofessional conduct, by J. Denker. Teaching in Springville, by J. Blodgett. Schools for scandal, by I. Glasser. Dangerous saintly tragic brave subversive, by J. Kozol. --
Jumping the track: Murray Road; beyond innovation (Newton, Massachusetts), by E. Clinchy. Parkway: a school without walls (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), by H. Resnik. John Adams High School: something for everyone (Portland, Oregon), by J. Geurnsey. Harlem Prep: an alternative system (New York City), by A. M. Carpenter and J. Rogers. Shule Ya Uhuru: freedom and manhood (Washington, D.C.), by M. Lumumba. Other ways: resource for a system (Berkeley, California), by H. Kohl. LEAP: a school plus (New York City), by M. Cole. --
Bibliography (p. 346-350)
Series Title: Makers of our modern world books.

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Thirteen short biographies of engineers, inventors and experts in other fields of the sciences, written for the nontechnical reader.

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