The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
Author by: William Kamkwamba,Bryan Mealer
Release: 2015-02-05
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781101637425
Language: en
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Now a Netflix film starring and directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor, this is a gripping memoir of survival and perseverance about the heroic young inventor who brought electricity to his Malawian village. When a terrible drought struck William Kamkwamba's tiny village in Malawi, his family lost all of the season's crops, leaving them with nothing to eat and nothing to sell. William began to explore science books in his village library, looking for a solution. There, he came up with the idea that would change his family's life forever: he could build a windmill. Made out of scrap metal and old bicycle parts, William's windmill brought electricity to his home and helped his family pump the water they needed to farm the land. Retold for a younger audience, this exciting memoir shows how, even in a desperate situation, one boy's brilliant idea can light up the world. Complete with photographs, illustrations, and an epilogue that will bring readers up to date on William's story, this is the perfect edition to read and share with the whole family.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
Author by: William Kamkwamba,Bryan Mealer
Release: 2009-09-29
Editor: Harper Collins
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780061937699
Language: en
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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.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
Author by: William Kamkwamba,Bryan Mealer
Release: 2010-07-27
Editor: William Morrow Paperbacks
Pages: 320
ISBN: 0061730335
Language: un
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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.

The Boy who Harnessed the Wind

The Boy who Harnessed the Wind
Author by: William Kamkwamba,Bryan Mealer
Release: 2012-01
Editor: Dial
Pages: 32
ISBN: 0803735111
Language: un
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A picture book adaptation of a best-selling memoir follows the experiences of 14-year-old William Kamkwamba, who built a windmill out of junkyard scraps to bring electricity to his famine-stricken Malawi village.

Muck City

Muck City
Author by: Bryan Mealer
Release: 2012
Editor: Three Rivers Press
Pages: 322
ISBN: 9780307888631
Language: en
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Traces the intertwined stories of an orphaned quarterback, a celebrated football coach and an aspiring medical student whose prospects were collectively shaped by the formidable challenges, shameful history and football enthusiasm of their hometown in the Florida Everglades. 30,000 first printing.

Summary of William Kamkwamba s The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by Milkyway Media

Summary of William Kamkwamba   s The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by Milkyway Media
Author by: Milkyway Media
Release: 2019-08-26
Editor: Milkyway Media
Pages: 35
ISBN:
Language: un
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In The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope (2009), Malawian inventor William Kamkwamba and journalist Bryan Mealer explain how Kamkwamba, using little more than determination and a few library books, built a windmill capable of generating electricity near his family’s home. Born in 1987, Kamkwamba grew up in a village called Masitala, which is located in the Wimbe district near the city of Kasungu… Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.

Blueback

Blueback
Author by: Tim Winton
Release: 2009
Editor: Puffin
Pages: 150
ISBN: 014330433X
Language: en
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Abel Jackson has lived by the sea at Longboat Bay ever since he could remember. He helps his mother each day and loves to dive. One day he meets Blueback, the biggest and most beautiful fish he's ever seen. When Abel's mother is approached by developers she decides she must do something to protect their fragile piece of coastline, But can Abel and his mother save Blueback and Longboat Bay in time? An achingly beautiful story about family, belonging and living a life in tune with the environment, from one of Australia's best-loved authors.

Africa Unchained

Africa Unchained
Author by: G. Ayittey
Release: 2016-04-30
Editor: Springer
Pages: 483
ISBN: 9781137122780
Language: en
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In Africa Unchained , George Ayittey takes a controversial look at Africa's future and makes a number of daring suggestions. Looking at how Africa can modernize, build, and improve their indigenous institutions which have been castigated by African leaders as 'backward and primitive', Ayittey argues that Africa should build and expand upon these traditions of free markets and free trade. Asking why the poorest Africans haven't been able to prosper in the Twenty-first-century, Ayittey makes the answer obvious: their economic freedom was snatched from them. War and conflict replaced peace and the infrastructure crumbled. In a book that will be pondered over and argued about as much as his previous volumes, Ayittey looks at the possibilities for indigenous structures to revive a troubled continent.

Child of the Dream A Memoir of 1963

Child of the Dream  A Memoir of 1963
Author by: Sharon Robinson
Release: 2019-09-03
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781338282825
Language: en
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An incredible memoir from Sharon Robinson about one of the most important years of the civil rights movement.

The Boy at the Top of the Mountain

The Boy at the Top of the Mountain
Author by: John Boyne
Release: 2016-06-07
Editor: Penguin Group
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780385687720
Language: en
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The powerful, unforgettable new novel from the bestselling author of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, for ages 12+. When Pierrot becomes an orphan, he must leave his home in Paris for a new life with his Aunt Beatrix, a servant in a wealthy household at the top of the German mountains. But this is no ordinary time, for it is 1935 and the Second World War is fast approaching; and this is no ordinary house, for this is the Berghof, the home of Adolf Hitler. Quickly, Pierrot is taken under Hitler's wing, and is thrown into an increasingly dangerous new world: a world of terror, secrets and betrayal, from which he may never be able to escape.

Supercrooks Premiere HC

Supercrooks Premiere HC
Author by: Mark Millar,Nacho Vigalondo
Release: 2018-05
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 128
ISBN: 1534308067
Language: en
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When the market is flooded with competition, and the authorities are always on your tail, what's an all-American super villain to do? Go to Spain, of course! Johnny Bolt convinces his villainous pals to pull off one last heist in the land of bullfighting and churros - but will culture shock get to them before the policia do? And when Johnny's target is revealed as the Bastard, the greatest super villain of all time, things go horribly wrong - but it's too late to turn back. A massive secret in the American super-hero community might just work in their favor - and if the Supercrooks can survive, it will mean an enormous payday! From the writer who brought you KICK-ASS and the artist of SUPERIOR and SECRET INVASION! Collecting SUPERCROOKS #1-4.

The Boy who Harnessed the Wind

The Boy who Harnessed the Wind
Author by: William Kamkwamba,Bryan Mealer
Release: 2012
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0545591880
Language: un
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"When 14-year-old William Kamkwamba's Malawi village was hit by a drought in 2001, everyone's crops began to fail. His family didn't have enough money for food, let alone school, so William spent his days in the library. He came across a book on windmills and figured out how to build a windmill that could bring electricity to his village. Everyone thought he was crazy but William persevered and managed to create a functioning windmill out of junkyard scraps. Several years later he figured out how to use the windmill for irrigation purposes"--

Energy Island

Energy Island
Author by: Allan Drummond
Release: 2015-03-24
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 40
ISBN: 0606373535
Language: en
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For use in schools and libraries only. It's windy on the Danish island of Sams . Meet the environmentally friendly folks who, in a few short years, worked together for energy independence, and who now proudly call their home Energy Island.

My Hands Sing the Blues

My Hands Sing the Blues
Author by: Jeanne Walker Harvey
Release: 2011
Editor: Two Lions
Pages: 40
ISBN: 0761458107
Language: en
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In Harlem, New York City, an artist follows the rhythms of blues music as he recalls his North Carolina childhood while painting, cutting, and pasting to make art.

Wacky Wednesday

Wacky Wednesday
Author by: Dr. Seuss,Theo LeSieg
Release: 1974
Editor: Random House Books for Young Readers
Pages: 46
ISBN: 9780394829128
Language: en
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Drawings and verse point out the many things that are wrong one wacky Wednesday.

Rejection Proof

Rejection Proof
Author by: Jia Jiang
Release: 2015-04-14
Editor: Harmony
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780804141390
Language: en
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An entertaining and inspiring account of conquering the fear of rejection, offering a completely new perspective on how to turn a no into a yes. Jia Jiang came to the United States with the dream of being the next Bill Gates. But despite early success in the corporate world, his first attempt to pursue his entrepreneurial dream ended in rejection. Jia was crushed, and spiraled into a period of deep self doubt. But he realized that his fear of rejection was a bigger obstacle than any single rejection would ever be, and he needed to find a way to cope with being told no without letting it destroy him. Thus was born his "100 days of rejection" experiment, during which he willfully sought rejection on a daily basis--from requesting a lesson in sales from a car salesman (no) to asking a flight attendant if he could make an announcement on the loud speaker (yes) to his famous request to get Krispy Kreme doughnuts in the shape of Olympic rings (yes, with a viral video to prove it). Jia learned that even the most preposterous wish may be granted if you ask in the right way, and shares the secret of successful asking, how to pick targets, and how to tell when an initial no can be converted into something positive. But more important, he learned techniques for steeling himself against rejection and ways to develop his own confidence--a plan that can't be derailed by a single setback. Filled with great stories and valuable insight, Rejection Proof is a fun and thoughtful examination of how to overcome fear and dare to live more boldly.

The Most Magnificent Thing

The Most Magnificent Thing
Author by: Ashley Spires
Release: 2014-04-01
Editor: Kids Can Press Ltd
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781771381741
Language: en
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A little girl and her canine assistant set out to make the most magnificent thing. But after much hard work, the end result is not what the girl had in mind. Frustrated, she quits. Her assistant suggests a long walk, and as they walk, it slowly becomes clear what the girl needs to do to succeed. A charming story that will give kids the most magnificent thing: perspective!

The Adventures of a Plastic Bottle

The Adventures of a Plastic Bottle
Author by: Alison Inches
Release: 2009-01-01
Editor: Turtleback Books
Pages: 24
ISBN: 0606106669
Language: en
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SUMMARY:

Peek into this diary of a plastic bottle as it goes on a journey from the refinery plant all the way to its new life as a fleece jacket.

My Mum is Magnificent

My Mum is Magnificent
Author by: Roald Dahl
Release: 2021-02-16
Editor: Puffin
Pages: 16
ISBN: 024148149X
Language: en
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A phizz-whizzing celebration of the kindest, bravest, most magnificent mums the world has ever seen!

Drawdown

Drawdown
Author by: Paul Hawken
Release: 2017-04-18
Editor: Penguin
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781524704650
Language: en
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• New York Times bestseller • The 100 most substantive solutions to reverse global warming, based on meticulous research by leading scientists and policymakers around the world “At this point in time, the Drawdown book is exactly what is needed; a credible, conservative solution-by-solution narrative that we can do it. Reading it is an effective inoculation against the widespread perception of doom that humanity cannot and will not solve the climate crisis. Reported by-effects include increased determination and a sense of grounded hope.” —Per Espen Stoknes, Author, What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming “There’s been no real way for ordinary people to get an understanding of what they can do and what impact it can have. There remains no single, comprehensive, reliable compendium of carbon-reduction solutions across sectors. At least until now. . . . The public is hungry for this kind of practical wisdom.” —David Roberts, Vox “This is the ideal environmental sciences textbook—only it is too interesting and inspiring to be called a textbook.” —Peter Kareiva, Director of the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, UCLA In the face of widespread fear and apathy, an international coalition of researchers, professionals, and scientists have come together to offer a set of realistic and bold solutions to climate change. One hundred techniques and practices are described here—some are well known; some you may have never heard of. They range from clean energy to educating girls in lower-income countries to land use practices that pull carbon out of the air. The solutions exist, are economically viable, and communities throughout the world are currently enacting them with skill and determination. If deployed collectively on a global scale over the next thirty years, they represent a credible path forward, not just to slow the earth’s warming but to reach drawdown, that point in time when greenhouse gases in the atmosphere peak and begin to decline. These measures promise cascading benefits to human health, security, prosperity, and well-being—giving us every reason to see this planetary crisis as an opportunity to create a just and livable world.