The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope by William KamkwambaThe Boy Who Harnessed The Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope by William Kamkwamba

The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope

byWilliam Kamkwamba

Paperback | July 27, 2010

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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.

William Kamkwamba was a 2007 TED Global Fellow and a finalist for the Tech Museum Award. He is a student at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.
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Title:The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and HopeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.72 inPublished:July 27, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061730335

ISBN - 13:9780061730337

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“The book abounds with themes that resonate deeply: the idea that with hard work and persistence comes triumph; that optimism is not a mental state but a type of action, that from grief and loss can come success.”