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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

Creating Currents Of Electricity And Hope

By William Kamkwamba, 1987-

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is the immensely engaging and inspiring true account of an enterprising African teenager who constructed a windmill from scraps to create electricity for his entire community. William Kamkwamba shares the remarkable story of his youth in Malawi, Africa—a  nation crippled by intense poverty, famine, and the AIDS plague—and how, with tenacity and imagination, he built a better life for himself, his family, and his village. The poignant and uplifting story of Kamkwamba’s inspiration and personal triumph, co-written with Bryan Mealer, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind has already won ringing praise from former Vice President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore as well as Paolo Coelho, internationally bestselling author of The Alchemist.

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Publish Date

2009

ISBN

9780061730320


Format: Book
Author: Kamkwamba, William, 1987-
Summary: 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.
Title: The boy who harnessed the wind : creating currents of electricity and hope / William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer.
Publisher Date: New York, NY : William Morrow, 2009.
Subject: Kamkwamba, William, 1987- Inventors -- Malawi. Windmills -- Malawi. Water-supply, Rural -- Malawi. Rural electrification -- Malawi. Electric power production -- Malawi. Malawi -- Rural conditions.
Isbn: 9780061730320 0061730327
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: 621.312136092 Kam
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Bib Id: 322052

Format: Book
Author: Kamkwamba, William, 1987-
Summary: 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.
Title: The boy who harnessed the wind : creating currents of electricity and hope / William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York, NY : William Morrow, 2009.
Description: 347 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm.
Subjects: Kamkwamba, William, 1987-
Subjects: Inventors -- Malawi.
Subjects: Windmills -- Malawi.
Subjects: Water-supply, Rural -- Malawi.
Subjects: Rural electrification -- Malawi.
Subjects: Electric power production -- Malawi.
Subjects: Malawi -- Rural conditions.
Other Author: Mealer, Bryan
ISBN: 9780061730320
ISBN: 0061730327
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Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 621.312136092 Kam