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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
Author: William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer
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...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780061730320
ISBN-10: 0061730327
Publication Date: 10/1/2009
Pages: 288
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3.9 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: William Morrow
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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This is an unbelievably inspiring story that makes me want to putter in my garage until I've invented an alternative energy source. What he did was so simple and so brilliant, and the stuff he taught himself about electricity just blows me away. Coiling his own whatever-ma-callits to increase voltage, and making his own circuit breakers out of magnets and ball point pens. He's like a real-life MacGyver.
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Beautiful, emotionally rivetting book. One of the best nonfiction books I've read in a long time. Tells of hardship that William experienced to get to where he is now. Be prepared to cry. Loved it!
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