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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind - A Memoir

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Informationen zum Autor William Kamkwamba, With Bryan Mealer Klappentext Aged just 14-years old, Kamkwamba was told he had to leave school to work on the family farm, as they could no longer afford the tuition fees. Refusing to give up his education, he resorted to borrowing books, and eventually learnt how to build windmills and generate electricity - this is his inspiring story. Zusammenfassung NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURED DIRECTED BY AND STARRING CHIWETEL EJIOFOR - AVAILABLE ON NETFLIX


'THE BOY WHO HARNESSED THE WIND is the inspiring story of a young man in Africa who used the only resources available to him to build a windmill and elevate the lives and spirits of those in his community. William Kamkwamba's achievements with wind energy should serve as a model of what one person, with an inspired idea, can do to tackle the crisis we face. His book tells a moving and exciting story.'
Al Gore, former Vice President and Nobel Laureate
'A moving, touching, important story. One more reminder powerful the human spirit can be.'
Seth Godin, author
'One of the best books I have ever read.'
Mark Frauenfelder,
"William is one of the bright young stars of the future and serves as an inspiration for other young people who want to know what they can do to help." Bishop Desmond Tutu

Product details

Authors Willia Kamkwamba, William Kamkwamba, Bryan Mealer, Grace Nichols
Publisher Harper Collins Uk
Languages English
Age Recommendation from age 13
Product format Paperback
Released 04.03.2010
EAN 9780007316199
ISBN 978-0-00-731619-9
No. of pages 273
Dimensions 129 mm x 198 mm x 20 mm
Subjects Fiction > Narrative literature > Letters, diaries
Fiction > Narrative literature > Novel-like biographies
Non-fiction book > Politics, society, business

Afrika : Berichte, Erinnerungen

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