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Kamkwamba, William 1987-

Overview
Works: 47 works in 187 publications in 13 languages and 7,508 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Autobiographies  Juvenile works  Picture books  Young adult works  Children's audiobooks  Documentary films  Literature  Nonfiction films  Biographical films 
Roles: Author, Actor, led
Classifications: TJ140.K36, 621.453096897
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William and the windmill( Visual )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2019 in English and Multiple languages and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"William Kamkwamba, a young Malawian, builds a power-generating windmill from junk parts to rescue his family from famine, transforming his life and catapulting him on to the the world stage. His fame and success lead him to new opportunities and complex choices about his future, distancing him from the life he once knew"--IMDb
The boy who harnessed the wind|h[compact disc] by William Kamkwamba( Recording )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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. William began to explore the science books in his village library. There, he came up with an 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 would bring electricity to his home and help his family pump the water they needed to farm the land
The boy who harnessed the wind by William Kamkwamba( Book )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2019 in English and French and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries 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"--(From WorldCat)
Der Junge, der den Wind einfing eine afrikanische Heldengeschichte by William Kamkwamba( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2021 in German and held by 35 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
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 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yu feng nan hai by Kankuanba( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Chinese and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The boy who harnessed the wind : creating currents of electricity and hope by William Kamkwamba( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En utrolig, men sandfærdig historie om at gøre en forskel. Vi befinder os i det fattige Malawi, hvor den kun 14-årige William Kamkwamba konstruerer en primitiv vindmølle af gammelt skrald for at skaffe rindende vand og elektricitet til landsbyen, han bor i
De windvanger by William Kamkwamba( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Dutch and held by 21 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
El niño que domó el viento by William Kamkwamba( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in Spanish and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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."--
Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, the : Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope by William Kamkwamba( )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2019 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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, and a place where hope and opportunity were hard to find. But William had read about windmills in a book called Using Energy, and he dreamed of building one that would bring electricity and water to his village and change his life and the lives of those around him. His neighbors may have mocked him and called him misala-crazy-but William was determined to show them what a little grit and ingenuity could do. Enchanted by the workings of electricity as a boy, William had a goal to study science in Malawi's top boarding schools. But in 2002, his country was stricken with a famine that left his family's farm devastated and his parents destitute. Unable to pay the eighty-dollar-a-year tuition for his education, William was forced to drop out and help his family forage for food as thousands across the country starved and died. Yet William refused to let go of his dreams. With nothing more than a fistful of cornmeal in his stomach, a small pile of once-forgotten science textbooks, and an armory of curiosity and determination, he embarked on a daring plan to bring his family a set of luxuries that only two percent of Malawians could afford and what the West considers a necessity-electricity and running water. Using scrap metal, tractor parts, and bicycle halves, William forged a crude yet operable windmill, an unlikely contraption and small miracle that eventually powered four lights, complete with homemade switches and a circuit breaker made from nails and wire. A second machine turned a water pump that could battle the drought and famine that loomed with every season. Soon, news of William's magetsi a mphepoThe 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 around him
The boy who harnessed the wind : a memoir by William Kamkwamba( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 9 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
Le garçon qui dompta le vent : témoignage by William Kamkwamba( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Né en 1987 au Malawi, l'un des pays les plus pauvres d'Afrique, William Kamkwamba aspire dès son plus jeune âge à un autre avenir que celui de son père agriculteur et souhaite étudier les sciences. Mais, en 2001, sa région est frappée par une terrible sécheresse, et William est contraint d'abandonner l'école pour aider sa famille à survivre. L'adolescent refuse malgré tout de renoncer à ses rêves. A l'aide de quelques manuels de sciences poussiéreux, il se lance dans un projet audacieux : construire une éolienne afin d'offrir à sa famille l'électricité, un luxe auquel seuls 2 % de la population malawite ont accès... Le Garçon qui dompta le vent est le récit incroyable d'un jeune autodidacte qui, à force d'ingéniosité et de ténacité, est parvenu à dépasser les obstacles les plus insurmontables afin de construire une vie meilleure pour lui et pour les siens. Une belle leçon d'espoir pour l'avenir de l'Afrique. William Kamkwamba suit les cours du lycée panafricain de Johannesburg, et participe régulièrement à des conférences à l'étranger. Bryan Mealer, coauteur du livre, est un ancien correspondant de guerre pour Associated Press. Il a publié un ouvrage relatant son expérience de reporter en République démocratique du Congo
O chłopcu, który ujarzmił wiatr by William Kamkwamba( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2019 in Polish 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 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yu feng zhu meng de nan hai : wei lian.kan kuan ba by Kan kuan ba( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in Chinese and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drengen der tæmmede vinden by William Kamkwamba( Recording )

3 editions published in 2010 in Danish and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drengen der tæmmede vinden by William Kamkwamba( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in Danish 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
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1 edition published in 2009 in Thai 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

 
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The boy who harnessed the wind : a memoir
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Kamkwamba, William

William Kamkwamba autor e inventor malaiano

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William Kamkwamba Malawian inventor and author

William Kamkwamba malawischer Student und Mechaniker

William Kamkwamba malawisk författare och uppfinnare

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ויליאם קמקוומבה

ويليام كامكوامبا

ويليام كامكوامبا، 1987-

ဝီလီယံ ကမ်ကွမ်ဘာ မာလဝီလူမျိုး တီထွင်သူနှင့် စာရေးဆရာ

ဝဳလဳယာမ် ကမ်ကွာမ်ဗါ (William Kamkwamba)

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

威廉·坎姆夸巴 马拉维发明家、作家

威廉·坎姆夸巴 马拉维发明家,作家

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