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Elijah McCoy's Steam Engine

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Author: Kulling, Monica
Illustrator: Slavin, Bill
ISBN:978-1-77049-514-2
Publication Date:Jun 2013
Publisher:National Geographic School Publishing, Incorporated
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $12.95
Book Description:

There were few opportunities for the son of slaves, but Elijah McCoy's dreams led him to study mechanical engineering in Scotland. He learned everything there was to know about engines - how to design them and how to build them. But when he returned to the United States to look for work at the Michigan Central Railroad, the only job Elijah could get was shovelling coal into a train's firebox. Undaunted, he went on to invent a means of oiling the engine while the train was running,...
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Book Details
Pages:32
Detailed Subjects: Juvenile Nonfiction / Technology / Machinery & Tools
Juvenile Nonfiction / Biography & Autobiography / Cultural Heritage
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):7.61 x 9.71 x 0.16 Inches
Book Weight:0.352 Pounds
Author Biography
Kulling, Monica (Author)


Bill Slavin is a Canadian illustrator of children's books. He has illustrated over eighty books for children, both fiction and non-fiction.

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