Sisters Against Slavery

Author: Stephanie Sammartino McPherson
Publisher: Millbrook Press
ISBN: 0761391541
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Sisters against Slavery recounts the lives of Sarah Grimke and Angelica Grimke Weld. These daughters of wealthy Southern planters and slave owners renounced slavery in the 1830's. Through their writings and through a series of lectures delivered in the North, the sisters became famous for their views on slavery and women's rights. Although the sisters were active as speakers and essayists for a relatively short time in the 1830s and 1840s, they reached tens of thousands of people, influenced American views on slavery, and were an inspiration to women's rights leaders for decades to come.

Listening To Crickets

Author: Candice Ransom
Publisher: Millbrook Press
ISBN: 0822589095
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Examines the life of the marine biologist and science writer whose book "Silent Spring" changed the way we look at pesticides.

Voice Of Freedom

Author: Maryann N. Weidt
Publisher: Millbrook Press
ISBN: 1575052091
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Born a slave, Frederick Douglass grew up facing hunger, hard work, and terrible beatings. After overhearing that reading was the key to freedom, Frederick became determined to learn to read. Against all odds, he did learn and escaped from slavery. A powerful and inspirational speaker, Frederick spoke and wrote about his remarkable life and fought for the freedom and equal rights of African American men and women.

Bio Design

Author: William Myers
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780500516270
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For centuries, designers and artists have looked to nature for inspiration and materials, but only recently have they developed the ability to alter and incorporate living organisms or tissues into their work. This startling development, at the intersection of biology and design has created new aesthetic possibilities and helps address a growing urgency to build and manufacture ecologically. Bio Design surveys recent design and art projects that harness living materials and processes, presenting bio-integrated approaches to achieving sustainability, innovations enabled by biotechnology, and provocative experiments that deliberately illustrate the dangers and opportunities in manipulating life for human ends. As the first publication to focus on this new phenomenon and closely examine how it fits into the history of architecture, art and industrial design, this volume surveys this shift and contextualizes it through comparisons to previous historic transitions in art and design practices, clarifying its implications for the future. A reference for students and teachers of art, architecture, industrial design and engineering, Bio Design will also introduce the subject to a broad audience.

Dance Of The Swan

Author: Barbara Allman
Publisher: LernerClassroom
ISBN: 0822569914
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This is the story of how Anna Pavlova became a prima ballerina known for her grace, joyfulness, and delicate charm. She brought the beauty of ballet to people all over the world, and everywhere she went, she inspired children to dance.

Robert Fulton

Author: Cynthia Owen Philip
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595262031
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"A vivid portrait, solidly based on fresh scholarship, of a great but maddening man public benefactor and would-be monopolist, patriot and perjurer, architect of the age of steam." Geoffrey C. Ward, Author of Mark Twain.