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Title:The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope
Format Type:Ebook
Author:William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer
Publisher:William Morrow
ISBN:0061730327
ISBN 13:
Number of Pages:270
Category:Non fiction, Africa, Memoir, Biography, Science

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

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope 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 and a place where hope and opportunity were hard to find But William had read about windmills in a book called Using Energy and he dreamed of building one that would bring electricity and water to his village and change his life and the lives of those around him His neighbors may have mocked him and called him misala crazy but William was determined to show them what a little grit and ingenuity could do .

Enchanted by the workings of electricity as a boy William had a goal to study science in Malawi s top boarding schools But in his country was stricken with a famine that left his family s farm devastated and his parents destitute Unable to pay the eighty dollar a year tuition for his education William was forced to drop out and help his family forage for food as thousands across the country starved and died .

Yet William refused to let go of his dreams With nothing more than a fistful of cornmeal in his stomach a small pile of once forgotten science textbooks and an armory of curiosity and determination he embarked on a daring plan to bring his family a set of luxuries that only two percent of Malawians could afford and what the West considers a necessity electricity and running water Using scrap metal tractor parts and bicycle halves William forged a crude yet operable windmill an unlikely contraption and small miracle that eventually powered four lights complete with homemade switches and a circuit breaker made from nails and wire A second machine turned a water pump that could battle the drought and famine that loomed with every season .

Soon news of William s em magetsi a mphepo em his electric wind spread beyond the borders of his home and the boy who was once called crazy became an inspiration to those around the world .

Here is the remarkable story about human inventiveness and its power to overcome crippling adversity em The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind em 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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