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The boy who harnessed the wind [electronic resource] : creating currents of electricity and hope / William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer.

Kamkwamba, William 1987- (Author). Mealer, Bryan. (Added Author).

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Summary, etc.: Relates how an enterprising teenager in Malawi builds a windmill from scraps he finds around his village and brings electricity, and a future, to his family.
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Electronic reproduction. New York : HarperCollins, 2009. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1446 KB).
Subject: Kamkwamba, William 1987-
Inventors Malawi
Windmills Malawi
Water-supply, Rural Malawi
Rural electrification Malawi
Electric power production Malawi
Malawi Rural conditions
Genre: Electronic books.

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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind : Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind : Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope
by Kamkwamba, William; Mealer, Bryan
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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind : Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope


Now a Netflix Film, Starring and Directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor of 12 Years a Slave William Kamkwamba was born in Malawi, a country where magic ruled and modern science was mystery. It was also a land withered by drought and hunger. But William had read about windmills, and he dreamed of building one that would bring to his small village a set of luxuries that only 2 percent of Malawians could enjoy: electricity and running water. His neighbors called him misala--crazy--but William refused to let go of his dreams. With a small pile of once-forgotten science textbooks; some scrap metal, tractor parts, and bicycle halves; and an armory of curiosity and determination, he embarked on a daring plan to forge an unlikely contraption and small miracle that would change the lives around him. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is a remarkable true story about human inventiveness and its power to overcome crippling adversity. It will inspire anyone who doubts the power of one individual's ability to change his community and better the lives of those around him.

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