The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
Author: William Kamkwamba,Bryan Mealer
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015-02-05
ISBN 10: 1101637420
ISBN 13: 9781101637425
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Book Review:

Now a Netflix film starring and directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor, this is a gripping memoir of survival and perseverance about the heroic young inventor who brought electricity to his Malawian village. When a terrible drought struck William Kamkwamba's tiny village in Malawi, his family lost all of the season's crops, leaving them with nothing to eat and nothing to sell. William began to explore science books in his village library, looking for a solution. There, he came up with the idea that would change his family's life forever: he could build a windmill. Made out of scrap metal and old bicycle parts, William's windmill brought electricity to his home and helped his family pump the water they needed to farm the land. Retold for a younger audience, this exciting memoir shows how, even in a desperate situation, one boy's brilliant idea can light up the world. Complete with photographs, illustrations, and an epilogue that will bring readers up to date on William's story, this is the perfect edition to read and share with the whole family.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
Author: William Kamkwamba,Bryan Mealer
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2009-09-29
ISBN 10: 006193769X
ISBN 13: 9780061937699
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Book Review:

Now a Netflix Film, Starring and Directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor of 12 Years a Slave 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.

The Boy who Harnessed the Wind

The Boy who Harnessed the Wind
Author: William Kamkwamba,Bryan Mealer
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9780545591881
ISBN 13: 0545591880
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boy who Harnessed the Wind Book Review:

"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"--

Muck City

Muck City
Author: Bryan Mealer
Publsiher: Three Rivers Press
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2013-08-13
ISBN 10: 0307888630
ISBN 13: 9780307888631
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Muck City Book Review:

Traces the intertwined stories of an orphaned quarterback, a celebrated football coach and an aspiring medical student whose prospects were collectively shaped by the formidable challenges, shameful history and football enthusiasm of their hometown in the Florida Everglades. 30,000 first printing.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
Author: William Kamkwamba,Bryan Mealer
Publsiher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2010-07-27
ISBN 10: 9780061730337
ISBN 13: 0061730335
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Book Review:

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.

Summary of William Kamkwamba s The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by Milkyway Media

Summary of William Kamkwamba   s The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by Milkyway Media
Author: Milkyway Media
Publsiher: Milkyway Media
Total Pages: 35
Release: 2019-08-26
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of William Kamkwamba s The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by Milkyway Media Book Review:

In The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope (2009), Malawian inventor William Kamkwamba and journalist Bryan Mealer explain how Kamkwamba, using little more than determination and a few library books, built a windmill capable of generating electricity near his family’s home. Born in 1987, Kamkwamba grew up in a village called Masitala, which is located in the Wimbe district near the city of Kasungu… Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.

El ni o Que Dom el Viento the Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

El ni  o Que Dom   el Viento   the Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
Author: William Kamkwamba
Publsiher: B De Blook
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2020-07-21
ISBN 10: 9781644732649
ISBN 13: 1644732645
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

El ni o Que Dom el Viento the Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Book Review:

El sueño de un niño puede cambiar el mundo entero. Esta es una inspiradora historia, basada en la vida real del autor, sobre el poder de la imaginación y la fuerza de la determinación. Cuando una terrible sequía asoló la pequeña aldea donde vivía William Kamkwamba, su familia perdió todas las cosechas y se quedó sin nada que comer y nada que vender. William comenzó entonces a investigar en los libros de ciencia que había en la biblioteca en busca de una solución, y de este modo encontró la idea que cambiaría la vida de su familia para siempre: construiría un molino de viento. Fabricado a partir de materiales reciclados, metal y fragmentos de bicicletas, el molino de William trajo la electricidad a su casa y ayudó a su familia a obtener el agua que necesitaba para sus cultivos. Así, el empeño y la ilusión del pequeño Willy cambió el destino de su familia y del país entero. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION The New York Times bestselling memoir of the heroic young inventor who brought electricity to his Malawian village. When a terrible drought struck William Kamkwamba's tiny village in Malawi, his family lost all of the season's crops, leaving them with nothing to eat and nothing to sell. William began to explore science books in his village library, looking for a solution. There, he came up with the idea that would change his family's life forever: he could build a windmill. Made out of scrap metal and old bicycle parts, William's windmill brought electricity to his home and helped his family pump the water they needed to farm the land. Retold for a younger audience, this exciting memoir shows how, even in a desperate situation, one boy's brilliant idea can light up the world. Complete with photographs, illustrations, and an epilogue that will bring readers up to date on William's story, this is the perfect edition to read and share with the whole family.

Shadow Jumper

Shadow Jumper
Author: J M Forster
Publsiher: Scribblepad Press
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2014-10-20
ISBN 10: 9780993070907
ISBN 13: 0993070906
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shadow Jumper Book Review:

Shadow Jumper is winner of the Gold Award in the Wishing Shelf Book Awards 2014. A thrilling mystery adventure with contemporary themes, for children aged 10 and above. The truth is out there somewhere . . . but how far will Jack jump to find it? Jack Phillips's allergy to sunshine confines him to the shadows, leaving him lonely and at risk of life-threatening burns every time he steps into the light. Shadow jumping on the rooftops at dusk makes him feel alive. And free. But Jack's condition is suddenly worse than ever and only his missing scientist dad can save him. As Jack and his new friend, Beth, begin their frantic search and delve into his dad's past for clues, they have no idea what they are about to uncover. Shocking rumours and dark secrets bombard them at every turn. Shadow Jumping takes courage. But when it comes to the truth, will Jack be brave enough to face it?

Worldchanging

Worldchanging
Author: Alex Steffen
Publsiher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated
Total Pages: 596
Release: 2008-03
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: PSU:000066073666
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Worldchanging Book Review:

Provides information about environmental issues and technology, ranging from the home, workplace, and community, to social, cultural, and political arenas, and offers tips and advice to promote environmentally sustainable practices.

GraceLand

GraceLand
Author: Chris Abani
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2005-01-26
ISBN 10: 9781429929820
ISBN 13: 1429929820
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

GraceLand Book Review:

Graceland is a dazzling debut by a singular new talent The sprawling, swampy, cacophonous city of Lagos, Nigeria, provides the backdrop to the story of Elvis, a teenage Elvis impersonator hoping to make his way out of the ghetto. Broke, beset by floods, and beatings by his alcoholic father, and with no job opportunities in sight, Elvis is tempted by a life of crime. Thus begins his odyssey into the dangerous underworld of Lagos, guided by his friend Redemption and accompanied by a restless hybrid of voices including The King of Beggars, Sunday, Innocent and Comfort. Ultimately, young Elvis, drenched in reggae and jazz, and besotted with American film heroes and images, must find his way to a GraceLand of his own. Nuanced, lyrical, and pitch perfect, Abani has created a remarkable story of a son and his father, and an examination of postcolonial Nigeria where the trappings of American culture reign supreme. "A richly detailed, poignant, and utterly fascinating look into another culture and how it is cross-pollinated by our own. It brings to mind the work of Ha Jin in its power and revelation of the new."--T. Coraghessan Boyle

High in the Clouds

High in the Clouds
Author: Paul McCartney,Geoff Dunbar,Philip Ardagh
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780571225026
ISBN 13: 0571225020
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

High in the Clouds Book Review:

Imagine a land where all the animals are free . . . To the creatures of the woodland, the land of Animalia sounds like a dream - a tropical island where all the animals live in harmony. They are over-shadowed by a much more evil community; the polluted Megatropolis, whose dirty skyscrapers block the horizon. And then one day, Wirral the Squirrel's woodland is destroyed by developers and he is thrown into the nightmare world of Megatropolis. But Wirral believes in Animalia and he joins with Froggo, a world-class amphibian balloonist, and Wilhamina, a girl squirrel, to lead the enslaved animals of the city to a new life. So begins an exciting adventure through the mean streets of Megatropolis, over the sea and through the sky. Developed out of an exceptional fusion of creative talents, this story explodes onto every page. The plot is fast, furious and funny; the illustrations are full of rich depth and colour; and the characters live on long after you have turned the final page. It will delight children of all ages and is sure to become an enduring classic. 'Young audiences will delight in the clever wordplay and smartly-drawn comic characters.' Independent

My Hands Sing the Blues

My Hands Sing the Blues
Author: Jeanne Walker Harvey
Publsiher: Two Lions
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9780761458104
ISBN 13: 0761458107
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Hands Sing the Blues Book Review:

In Harlem, New York City, an artist follows the rhythms of blues music as he recalls his North Carolina childhood while painting, cutting, and pasting to make art.

Alejandro s Gift

Alejandro s Gift
Author: Richard E. Albert
Publsiher: Chronicle Books
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2013-09-17
ISBN 10: 1452134944
ISBN 13: 9781452134949
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alejandro s Gift Book Review:

This uplifting story about one man's gift to the desert and the gift he receives in return has a powerful environmental lesson. Plus, this is the fixed format version, which will look almost identical to the print version. Additionally for devices that support audio, this ebook includes a read-along setting.

Write On Wipe Off Let s Trace

Write On Wipe Off Let s Trace
Author: Highlights Learning
Publsiher: Highlights Press
Total Pages: 56
Release: 2017-08-22
ISBN 10: 1629798444
ISBN 13: 9781629798448
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Write On Wipe Off Let s Trace Book Review:

Tracing is an important step toward handwriting readiness, and Highlights infuses Fun with a Purpose™ into this activity. With vibrant art and fun prompts, Write-On Wipe-Off Let’s Trace progresses from simple and short lines to more complex, age-appropriate mazes and other puzzles. A variety of activities, including dot-to-dots and finish-the-drawing features, will engage and entertain kids and build their confidence as they practice skills essential to getting ready to write. Kids love that they can draw all over these books, and parents love that the write-on wipe-off format lets kids trace over and over again and again. Winner, National Parenting Product Award (NAPPA) Winner, Family Choice Award

Africa Unchained

Africa Unchained
Author: G. Ayittey
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 483
Release: 2016-04-30
ISBN 10: 1137122781
ISBN 13: 9781137122780
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Africa Unchained Book Review:

In Africa Unchained , George Ayittey takes a controversial look at Africa's future and makes a number of daring suggestions. Looking at how Africa can modernize, build, and improve their indigenous institutions which have been castigated by African leaders as 'backward and primitive', Ayittey argues that Africa should build and expand upon these traditions of free markets and free trade. Asking why the poorest Africans haven't been able to prosper in the Twenty-first-century, Ayittey makes the answer obvious: their economic freedom was snatched from them. War and conflict replaced peace and the infrastructure crumbled. In a book that will be pondered over and argued about as much as his previous volumes, Ayittey looks at the possibilities for indigenous structures to revive a troubled continent.

Red Bicycle The

Red Bicycle  The
Author: Jude Isabella
Publsiher: Kids Can Press Ltd
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2015-03-01
ISBN 10: 1771380233
ISBN 13: 9781771380232
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Red Bicycle The Book Review:

Leo rides his beloved red bicycle to school, soccer practice and everywhere in between. He is devastated when he outgrows Big Red. But when Leo learns of a bicycle donation program, he perks up - someone who really needs his bike can give it a new life. Little does he know that Big Red will change other people's lives, too. Follow the bike as it travels to West Africa, where it helps people in Burkina Faso bring goods to the market, and serves as a makeshift ambulance, proving that an ordinary bicycle can be truly extraordinary.

One Plastic Bag

One Plastic Bag
Author: Miranda Paul
Publsiher: Lerner Digital ™
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2020-01-01
ISBN 10: 1541596617
ISBN 13: 9781541596610
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

One Plastic Bag Book Review:

The inspiring true story of how one African woman began a movement to recycle the plastic bags that were polluting her community. Plastic bags are cheap and easy to use. But what happens when a bag breaks or is no longer needed? In Njau, Gambia, people simply dropped the bags and went on their way. One plastic bag became two. Then ten. Then a hundred. The bags accumulated in ugly heaps alongside roads. Water pooled in them, bringing mosquitoes and disease. Some bags were burned, leaving behind a terrible smell. Some were buried, but they strangled gardens. They killed livestock that tried to eat them. Something had to change. Isatou Ceesay was that change. She found a way to recycle the bags and transform her community. This inspirational true story shows how one person's actions really can make a difference in our world.

Just a Dream 25th Anniversary Edition

Just a Dream 25th Anniversary Edition
Author: Chris Van Allsburg
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2015-03-10
ISBN 10: 054442283X
ISBN 13: 9780544422834
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Just a Dream 25th Anniversary Edition Book Review:

When he has a dream about a future Earth devastated by pollution, Walter begins to understand the importance of taking care of the environment.

Grandpa Cacao

Grandpa Cacao
Author: Elizabeth Zunon
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2019-05-21
ISBN 10: 1681196425
ISBN 13: 9781681196428
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Grandpa Cacao Book Review:

This beautifully illustrated story connects past and present as a girl bakes a chocolate cake with her father and learns about her grandfather harvesting cacao beans in West Africa. Chocolate is the perfect treat, everywhere! As a little girl and her father bake her birthday cake together, Daddy tells the story of her Grandpa Cacao, a farmer from the Ivory Coast in West Africa. In a land where elephants roam and the air is hot and damp, Grandpa Cacao worked in his village to harvest cacao, the most important ingredient in chocolate. "Chocolate is a gift to you from Grandpa Cacao," Daddy says. "We can only enjoy chocolate treats thanks to farmers like him." Once the cake is baked, it's ready to eat, but this isn't her only birthday present. There's a special surprise waiting at the front door . . .

Drawdown

Drawdown
Author: Paul Hawken
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-04-18
ISBN 10: 1524704652
ISBN 13: 9781524704650
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drawdown Book Review:

• New York Times bestseller • The 100 most substantive solutions to reverse global warming, based on meticulous research by leading scientists and policymakers around the world “At this point in time, the Drawdown book is exactly what is needed; a credible, conservative solution-by-solution narrative that we can do it. Reading it is an effective inoculation against the widespread perception of doom that humanity cannot and will not solve the climate crisis. Reported by-effects include increased determination and a sense of grounded hope.” —Per Espen Stoknes, Author, What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming “There’s been no real way for ordinary people to get an understanding of what they can do and what impact it can have. There remains no single, comprehensive, reliable compendium of carbon-reduction solutions across sectors. At least until now. . . . The public is hungry for this kind of practical wisdom.” —David Roberts, Vox “This is the ideal environmental sciences textbook—only it is too interesting and inspiring to be called a textbook.” —Peter Kareiva, Director of the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, UCLA In the face of widespread fear and apathy, an international coalition of researchers, professionals, and scientists have come together to offer a set of realistic and bold solutions to climate change. One hundred techniques and practices are described here—some are well known; some you may have never heard of. They range from clean energy to educating girls in lower-income countries to land use practices that pull carbon out of the air. The solutions exist, are economically viable, and communities throughout the world are currently enacting them with skill and determination. If deployed collectively on a global scale over the next thirty years, they represent a credible path forward, not just to slow the earth’s warming but to reach drawdown, that point in time when greenhouse gases in the atmosphere peak and begin to decline. These measures promise cascading benefits to human health, security, prosperity, and well-being—giving us every reason to see this planetary crisis as an opportunity to create a just and livable world.