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.

Muck City

Muck City
Author: Bryan Mealer
Publsiher: Crown Pub
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0307888622
ISBN 13: 9780307888624
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 Vast Wonder of the World

The Vast Wonder of the World
Author: Mélina Mangal
Publsiher: Lerner Digital ™
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2020-01-01
ISBN 10: 1541584708
ISBN 13: 9781541584709
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Vast Wonder of the World Book Review:

"A must-purchase picture book biography of a figure sure to inspire awe and admiration among readers."—School Library Journal (starred review) Extraordinary illustrations and lyrical text present pioneering African American scientist Ernest Everett Just. Ernest Everett Just was not like other scientists of his time. He saw the whole, where others saw only parts. He noticed details others failed to see. He persisted in his research despite the discrimination and limitations imposed on him as an African American. His keen observations of sea creatures revealed new insights about egg cells and the origins of life. Through stunning illustrations and lyrical prose, this picture book presents the life and accomplishments of this long overlooked scientific pioneer.

Blueback

Blueback
Author: Tim Winton
Publsiher: Puffin
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9780143304333
ISBN 13: 014330433X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Blueback Book Review:

Abel Jackson has lived by the sea at Longboat Bay ever since he could remember. He helps his mother each day and loves to dive. One day he meets Blueback, the biggest and most beautiful fish he's ever seen. When Abel's mother is approached by developers she decides she must do something to protect their fragile piece of coastline, But can Abel and his mother save Blueback and Longboat Bay in time? An achingly beautiful story about family, belonging and living a life in tune with the environment, from one of Australia's best-loved authors.

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:
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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.

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

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind LP

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind LP
Author: William Kamkwamba,Bryan Mealer
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 442
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN 10: 0061884987
ISBN 13: 9780061884986
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind LP Book Review:

William Kamkwamba was born in Malawi, a land withered by drought and hunger, a place where hope and opportunity were hard to find. But William had read about windmills and dreamed of building one that would bring his family electricity and running water, luxuries that only two percent of Malawians could afford. He used scrap metal, tractor parts, and bicycle halves to forge a crude machine that eventually powered four lights, complete with homemade switches and a circuit breaker made from nails and wire. A second windmill turned a water pump that could battle the drought and famine looming with every season. 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 on an entire continent.

The Kings of Big Spring

The Kings of Big Spring
Author: Bryan Mealer
Publsiher: Flatiron Books
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2018-02-06
ISBN 10: 1250058937
ISBN 13: 9781250058935
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Kings of Big Spring Book Review:

"Think of it as a Texas version of Hillbilly Elegy." — Bryan Burrough, New York Times bestselling author of THE BIG RICH and BARBARIANS AT THE GATE "Bryan Mealer has given us a brilliant, and brilliantly entertaining, portrayal of family, and a bursting-at-the-seams chunk of America in the bargain.” — Ben Fountain, bestselling author of Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk A saga of family, fortune, faith in Texas, where blood is bond and oil is king... In 1892, Bryan Mealer’s great-grandfather leaves the Georgia mountains and heads west into Texas, looking for wealth and adventure in the raw and open country. But his luck soon runs out. Beset by drought, the family loses their farm just as the dead pastures around them give way to one of the biggest oil booms in American history. They eventually settle in the small town of Big Spring, where fast fortunes are being made from its own reserves of oil. For the next two generations, the Mealers live on the margins of poverty, laboring in the cotton fields and on the drilling rigs that sprout along the flatland, weathering dust and wind, booms and busts, and tragedies that scatter them like tumbleweed. After embracing Pentecostalism during the Great Depression, they rely heavily on their faith to steel them against hardship and despair. But for young Bobby Mealer, the author’s father, religion is only an agent for rebellion. In the winter of 1981, when the author is seven years old, Bobby receives a call from an old friend with a simple question, “How'd you like to be a millionaire?” Twenty-six, and with a wife and three kids, Bobby had left his hometown to seek a life removed from the blowing dust and oil fields, and to find spiritual peace. But now Big Spring’s streets are flooded again with roughnecks, money, and sin. Boom chasers pour in from the busted factory towns in the north. Drilling rigs rise like timber along the pastures, and poor men become millionaires overnight. Grady Cunningham, Bobby's friend, is one of the newly-minted kings of Big Spring. Loud and flamboyant, with a penchant for floor-length fur coats, Grady pulls Bobby and his young wife into his glamorous orbit. While drilling wells for Grady's oil company, they fly around on private jets and embrace the honky-tonk high life of Texas oilmen. But beneath the Rolexes and Rolls Royce cars is a reality as dark as the crude itself. As Bobby soon discovers, his return to Big Spring is a backslider’s journey into a spiritual wilderness, and one that could cost him his life. A masterwork of memoir and narrative history, The Kings of Big Spring is an indelible portrait of fortune and ruin as big as Texas itself. And in telling the story of four generations of his family, Mealer also tells the story of America came to be.

My Hair is a Garden

My Hair is a Garden
Author: Cozbi A. Cabrera
Publsiher: Albert Whitman & Company
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2018-12-03
ISBN 10: 0807509248
ISBN 13: 9780807509241
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Hair is a Garden Book Review:

After a day of being taunted by classmates about her unruly hair, Mackenzie can't take any more. On her way home from school, she seeks guidance from her wise and comforting neighbor, Miss Tillie. Using the beautiful garden in the back yard as a metaphor, Miss Tillie shows Mackenzie that maintaining healthy hair is not a chore nor is it something to fear. But most importantly, Mackenzie learns that natural black hair is beautiful.

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.

For the Benefit of Those Who See

For the Benefit of Those Who See
Author: Rosemary Mahoney
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-01-14
ISBN 10: 0316248703
ISBN 13: 9780316248709
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

For the Benefit of Those Who See Book Review:

In the tradition of Oliver Sacks's The Island of the Colorblind, Rosemary Mahoney tells the story of Braille Without Borders, the first school for the blind in Tibet, and of Sabriye Tenberken, the remarkable blind woman who founded the school. Fascinated and impressed by what she learned from the blind children of Tibet, Mahoney was moved to investigate further the cultural history of blindness. As part of her research, she spent three months teaching at Tenberken's international training center for blind adults in Kerala, India, an experience that reveals both the shocking oppression endured by the world's blind, as well as their great resilience, integrity, ingenuity, and strength. By living among the blind, Rosemary Mahoney enables us to see them in fascinating close up, revealing their particular "quality of ease that seems to broadcast a fundamental connection to the world." Having read For the Benefit of Those Who See, you will never see the world in quite the same way again. "In this intelligent and humane book, Rosemary Mahoney writes of people who are blind . . . She reports on their courage and gives voice, time and again, to their miraculous dignity." -- Andrew Solomon, author of Far From the Tree

How We Got to the Moon

How We Got to the Moon
Author: John Rocco
Publsiher: Crown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2020-10-06
ISBN 10: 0525647430
ISBN 13: 9780525647430
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How We Got to the Moon Book Review:

LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD • YALSA EXCELLENCE IN NONFICTION FINALIST • A ROBERT F. SIBERT HONOR BOOK This beautifully illustrated, oversized guide to the people and technology of the moon landing by award-winning author/illustrator John Rocco (illustrator of the Percy Jackson series) is a must-have for space fans, classrooms, and tech geeks. Everyone knows of Neil Armstrong's famous first steps on the moon. But what did it really take to get us there? The Moon landing is one of the most ambitious, thrilling, and dangerous ventures in human history. This exquisitely researched and illustrated book tells the stories of the 400,000 unsung heroes--the engineers, mathematicians, seamstresses, welders, and factory workers--and their innovations and life-changing technological leaps forward that allowed NASA to achieve this unparalleled accomplishment. From the shocking launch of the Russian satellite Sputnik to the triumphant splashdown of Apollo 11, Caldecott Honor winner John Rocco answers every possible question about this world-altering mission. Each challenging step in the space race is revealed, examined, and displayed through stunning diagrams, experiments, moments of crisis, and unforgettable human stories. Explorers of all ages will want to pore over every page in this comprehensive chronicle detailing the grandest human adventure of all time!

Already Dead

Already Dead
Author: Charlie Huston
Publsiher: Del Rey
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2007-12-18
ISBN 10: 0307414515
ISBN 13: 9780307414519
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Already Dead Book Review:

Those stories you hear? The ones about things that only come out at night? Things that feed on blood, feed on us? Got news for you: they’re true. Only it’s not like the movies or old man Stoker’s storybook. It’s worse. Especially if you happen to be one of them. Just ask Joe Pitt. There’s a shambler on the loose. Some fool who got himself infected with a flesh-eating bacteria is lurching around, trying to munch on folks’ brains. Joe hates shamblers, but he’s still the one who has to deal with them. That’s just the kind of life he has. Except afterlife might be better word. From the Battery to the Bronx, and from river to river, Manhattan is crawling with Vampyres. Joe is one of them, and he’s not happy about it. Yeah, he gets to be stronger and faster than you, and he’s tough as nails and hard to kill. But spending his nights trying to score a pint of blood to feed the Vyrus that’s eating at him isn’t his idea of a good time. And Joe doesn’t make it any easier on himself. Going his own way, refusing to ally with the Clans that run the undead underside of Manhattan–it ain’t easy. It’s worse once he gets mixed up with the Coalition–the city’s most powerful Clan–and finds himself searching for a poor little rich girl who’s gone missing in Alphabet City. Now the Coalition and the girl’s high-society parents are breathing down his neck, anarchist Vampyres are pushing him around, and a crazy Vampyre cult is stalking him. No time to complain, though. Got to find that girl and kill that shambler before the whip comes down . . . and before the sun comes up.

Louis D Brandeis

Louis D  Brandeis
Author: Melvin Urofsky
Publsiher: Schocken Books Incorporated
Total Pages: 955
Release: 2012-09-04
ISBN 10: 0805211950
ISBN 13: 9780805211955
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Louis D Brandeis Book Review:

A full-scale portrait of the early twentieth-century Supreme Court justice seeks to distinguish his personal life from his achievements as a reformer and jurist, offering additional insight into his role in the development of pro bono legal services, the creations of the Federal Reserve Act and other key legislations, and his contributions to American-Jewish affairs as a practicing Zionist.

The Red Bicycle

The Red Bicycle
Author: Jude Isabella
Publsiher: Kids Can Press Ltd
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2015-03-01
ISBN 10: 1771384441
ISBN 13: 9781771384445
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Red Bicycle 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 More Ride on the Merry Go Round

One More Ride on the Merry Go Round
Author: Tiziano Terzani,Felix Bolling
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2016-07-10
ISBN 10: 9350297167
ISBN 13: 9789350297162
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

One More Ride on the Merry Go Round Book Review:

When he is diagnosed with cancer, in the silence of the hospital room broken only by the swish of cars outside, Italian writer Tiziano Terzani realizes that his whole life has been one long ride on a merry-go-round where he has always journeyed without a ticket. Now, for the first time, the ticket collector has come to demand his dues. At first, Terzani turns to Western medicine for a cure, but a question soon begins to haunt him: is cancer, as the doctors say, an enemy that needs to be destroyed, or is it a friend one can talk to? Travelling had always been a way of life for him, so he decides to make another trip, in search of a solution - to India. This final ride turns out to be very different though. And more difficult. Because every step, every choice - often between reason and faith, between science and magic - is inextricably linked to his own survival. As he crisscrosses the country from an ashram in Coimbatore to a hut in Almora, the external journey in search of a cure transforms into an inner journey and a return to the divine roots of man. Then, one day, as he looks at the sun rising over the mountains, he stumbles upon the one truth that has eluded him: death is as desirable and eternal as life itself. A bestseller in Europe, this is a book about modern medicine and alternative cures, and the quest to understand the true meaning of mortality.

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.

soft magic

soft magic
Author: Upile Chisala
Publsiher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Total Pages: 124
Release: 2019-02-26
ISBN 10: 152485221X
ISBN 13: 9781524852214
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

soft magic Book Review:

Told in five parts, soft magic is a shared healing journey.

Exam Prep for The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

Exam Prep for  The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
ISBN 10:
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Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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