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Kamkwamba, William 1987-

Overview
Works: 31 works in 111 publications in 15 languages and 5,901 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Juvenile works  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biographical films 
Roles: Author, Actor
Classifications: TJ140.K36, 621.312136092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by William Kamkwamba
William and the windmill( Visual )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and Multiple languages and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the story of William Kamkwamba, who at fourteen years old built a windmill in his village in Malawi
De windvanger by William Kamkwamba( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Dutch and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persoonlijk verslag van een man uit Malawi, die op veertienjarige leeftijd eigenhandig met afvalmateriaal een windturbine bouwde en zo zijn geboortedorp van energie voorzag
The boy who harnessed the wind : creating currents of electricity and hope by William Kamkwamba( Book )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An enterprising teenager in Malawi builds a windmill from scraps he finds around his village and brings electricity, and a future, to his family
Il ragazzo che catturò il vento : l'intelligenza e la tenacia di un solo giovane possono illuminare l'intero villaggio by William Kamkwamba( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in Italian and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yu feng nan hai by William Kamkwamba( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in Chinese and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der Junge, der den Wind einfing : eine afrikanische Heldengeschichte by William Kamkwamba( Book )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in German and Undetermined and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Geschichte eines jungen Mannes (Jahrgang 1987) aus einem von der Dürre heimgesuchten Dorf in Malawi. Als 14-Jähriger entdeckt er in der Dorfbücherei ein Physikbuch und baut aus Materialien von der Müllkippe ein Windrad zum Betrieb einer elektrischen Wasserpumpe
The boy who harnessed the wind by William Kamkwamba( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New York Times bestselling memoir of the heroic young inventor who brought electricity to his Malawian village is now perfect for young readers 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
Le garçon qui dompta le vent : témoignage by William Kamkwamba( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kaze o tsukamaeta shōnen : 14sai datta boku wa tatta hitori de fūryoku hatsuden o tsukutta by William Kamkwamba( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in Japanese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une éolienne en Afrique by William Kamkwamba( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

21st century reading: creative thinking and reading with TEDTalks : teacher's guide 2 by Laurie Blass( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

21st Century Reading is built on TED Talks that help you learn English through fascinating topics, inspiring people and authentic language. The teacher's guide includes: practical guidance for delivering effective reading lessons ; useful tips for incorporating TED Talks in class ; annotated TED Talk scripts with cultural and language notes
Drengen der tæmmede vinden by William Kamkwamba( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in Danish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

O chłopcu, który ujarzmił wiatr by William Kamkwamba( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Polish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drengen der tæmmede vinden by William Kamkwamba( Recording )

2 editions published in 2010 in Danish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kaze o tsukamaeta uiriamu by Elizabeth Zunon( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El chico que puso hélices al viento by William Kamkwamba( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An enterprising teenager in Malawi builds a windmill from scraps he finds around his village and brings electricity, and a future, to his family
Research and recommendations pertaining to the management of the Second College Grant( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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1 edition published in 2009 in Thai and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Rüzgarı dizginleyen çocuk by William Kamkwamba( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in Turkish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"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"--
William Kamkwamba: How I harnessed the wind( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

At age 14, in poverty and famine, a Malawian boy built a windmill to power his family's home. Now at 22, William Kamkwamba, who speaks at TED, here, for the second time, shares in his own words the moving tale of invention that changed his life
 
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The boy who harnessed the wind : creating currents of electricity and hope
Alternative Names
Kamkwamba, William Trywell 1987-...

William Kamkwamba inventore e scrittore malawiano

William Kamkwamba malawischer Student und Mechaniker

William Kamkwamba malawisk författare och uppfinnare

William Kamkwamba malawisk skribent og opfinder

William Kamkwamba malawisk skribent og oppfinnar

William Kamkwamba malawisk skribent og oppfinner

William Kamkwamba uitvinder uit Malawi

ويليام كامكوامبا، 1987-

캄쾀바, 윌리엄 1987-

ウィリアム・カムクワンバ

カムクワンバ, ウィリアム

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The boy who harnessed the wind : creating currents of electricity and hopeParam ŭl kildŭrin p'ungch'a sonyŏn : yŏlle sal K'amk'wamba, Ap'ŭrik'a e hŭimang ŭi pul ŭl k'yŏdaYu feng nan hai