The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind

Author: William Kamkwamba
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006193769X
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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.

The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind

Author: William Kamkwamba
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061937729
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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, 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 2002, 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 magetsi a mphepo—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. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind 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

Author: William Kamkwamba
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007351925
Size: 37.99 MB
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When William Kamkwamba was just 14 years old, his family told him that he must leave school and come home to work on the farm – they could no longer afford his fees. This is his story of how he found a way to make a difference, how he brought light to his family and village, and hope to his nation.

A History Of Malawi 1859 1966

Author: John McCracken
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
ISBN: 1847010504
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A distinguished scholar's magnum opus and the first full account of Malawi's colonial history.

Energy Island

Author: Allan Drummond
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0374321841
Size: 51.27 MB
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It's windy on the Danish island of Sams². 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.

Mother Of Malawi

Author: Al Gibson
Publisher: Monarch Books
ISBN: 0857214659
Size: 16.52 MB
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Annie Chikhwaza grew up in Holland. In struggling to come to terms with her abuse as a child she tried to commit suicide but was dramatically converted through the ministry of Brother Andrew. She then began to minister to the poor and marginalized on the streets of Amsterdam and in the volatile townships of South Africa during the height of the apartheid era. Having survived an abusive marriage and the turmoil of divorce she married a poor African pastor and went to Malawi to start an orphanage. Today Annie has nearly 200 children in her care, some HIV positive, and she has built a small town called Kondanani (‘Love one another’), which boasts a care facility, several children's homes, a nursery school, primary school and farm. Kondanani is an oasis of love in a country with more than one million orphans. It has attracted the attention of the media all around the world and a host of celebrities, including Madonna who has adopted one of her children.

Five Equations That Changed The World

Author: Michael Guillen
Publisher: Hachette Books
ISBN: 1401304915
Size: 77.50 MB
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A Publishers Weekly best book of 1995! Dr. Michael Guillen, known to millions as the science editor of ABC's Good Morning America, tells the fascinating stories behind five mathematical equations. As a regular contributor to daytime's most popular morning news show and an instructor at Harvard University, Dr. Michael Guillen has earned the respect of millions as a clear and entertaining guide to the exhilarating world of science and mathematics. Now Dr. Guillen unravels the equations that have led to the inventions and events that characterize the modern world, one of which -- Albert Einstein's famous energy equation, E=mc2 -- enabled the creation of the nuclear bomb. Also revealed are the mathematical foundations for the moon landing, airplane travel, the electric generator -- and even life itself. Praised by Publishers Weekly as "a wholly accessible, beautifully written exploration of the potent mathematical imagination," and named a Best Nonfiction Book of 1995, the stories behind The Five Equations That Changed the World, as told by Dr. Guillen, are not only chronicles of science, but also gripping dramas of jealousy, fame, war, and discovery.

Wind Energy

Author: Amy S. Hansen
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 1435893271
Size: 61.21 MB
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Explains how wind energy is generated and used, discusses wind farms and turbines, and considers its use as a renewable resource.

Me To We

Author: Craig Kielburger
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470739886
Size: 56.97 MB
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For everyone who has ever yearned for a better life and a better world, Craig and Marc Kielburger share a blueprint for personal and social change that has the power to transform lives, one act at a time. Through inspirational contributions from people from all walks of life, the Kielburgers reveal that a more fulfilling path is ours for the taking when we find the courage to reach out. Me To We is an approach to life that leads us to recognize what is truly valuable, make new decisions about the way we want to live, and re-define the goals we set for ourselves and the legacy we want to leave. Written by individuals who have followed the Me To We philosophy, including Oprah Winfrey, Richard Gere, Queen Noor, and Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Above all, it creates new ways of measuring happiness, meaning, and success in our lives, and makes sure these elusive goals are attainable at last. Best of all, Me to We is relevant to all readers including parents, young people, seniors and business leaders providing practical ways on how to incorporate this philosophy into your lives. Be inspired and share the feeling with your neighbours, friends and family. Your life will never be the same!

Hubert Invents The Wheel

Author: Monte Montgomery
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 9780802721488
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Is Hubert on a roll, or is his invention spinning toward disaster? Hubert loves to think, and not only does that distinguish him from his father, Gorp, and everyone else in ancient Sumeria, but it leads to the greatest invention of all time-the wheel. It takes a while for his neighbors to see the wheel as a major technological advancement rather than a newfangled coffee-table top, but eventually they do, and life is great. Well, life is great until the Sumerians' archenemies, the Assyrians, find out about the wheel and use it to plan their destruction. Now the question is not whether Hubert's invention is ahead of its time, but whether he should have stuck to designing living room furniture instead of causing civilization's demise. Hilarious and profound, Hubert's adventure brings the ancient world to life.