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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 (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

By Kamkwamba, William
By Mealer, Bryan

William Kamkwamba was born in Malawi, a land withered by drought and hunger, a place where hope and opportunity were hard to find. But William had read about windmills and dreamed of building one that would bring his family electricity and running water, luxuries that only two pe...rcent of Malawians could afford. He used scrap metal, tractor parts, and bicycle halves to forge a crude machine that eventually powered four lights, complete with homemade switches and a circuit breaker made from nails and wire. A second windmill turned a water pump that could battle the drought and famine looming with every season. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind will inspire anyone who doubts the power of one individual's ability to change his community and better the lives of those on an entire continent.
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ISBN 9780061884986
Released NZ 13 Oct 2009
Publisher HarperLuxe
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Large type / large print edition
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ISBN-13 9780061884986
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher HarperLuxe
Imprint HarperLuxe
Released 13 Oct 2009
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Large type / large print edition
Edition Large type / large print edition
Author(s) By Kamkwamba, William
By Mealer, Bryan
Category Award Winning
Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: Science, Technology & Engineering
History Of Engineering & Technology
Alternative & Renewable Energy Sources & Technology
Number of Pages 442
Dimensions Width: 166mm
Height: 230mm
Spine: 24mm
Dewey Code B
Weight 485g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
NBS Text Autobiography: Science, Technology & Medical
ONIX Text General/trade

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