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The Resource The boy who harnessed the wind, William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer ; pictures by Elizabeth Zunon

The boy who harnessed the wind, William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer ; pictures by Elizabeth Zunon

Label
The boy who harnessed the wind
Title
The boy who harnessed the wind
Statement of responsibility
William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer ; pictures by Elizabeth Zunon
Creator
Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1987-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kamkwamba, William
Dewey number
621.4/53096897
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
TJ140.K36
LC item number
A3 2012
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Mealer, Bryan
  • Zunon, Elizabeth
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mechanical engineers
  • Kamkwamba, William
  • Mechanical engineers
  • Windmills.
  • Electric power production
  • Irrigation
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The boy who harnessed the wind, William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer ; pictures by Elizabeth Zunon
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocn731911797
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Isbn
9780803735118
Isbn Type
(hardback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2011021536
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)731911797
  • a991676
Label
The boy who harnessed the wind, William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer ; pictures by Elizabeth Zunon
Publication
Control code
ocn731911797
Dimensions
29 cm.
Extent
1 v. (unpaged)
Isbn
9780803735118
Isbn Type
(hardback : acid-free paper)
Lccn
2011021536
Other physical details
col. ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)731911797
  • a991676

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