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Author Kamkwamba, William, 1987-

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

Publication Info. [United States] : Harper Collins Publishers, 2009.
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Summary 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.
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Subject Kamkwamba, William, 1987-
Inventors -- Malawi.
Windmills -- Malawi.
Water-supply, Rural -- Malawi.
Rural electrification -- Malawi.
Electric power production -- Malawi.
Electronic books.
Malawi -- Rural conditions.
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ISBN 9780061937699 (electronic bk.)
006193769X (electronic bk.)
Music No. MWT12388155

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