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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind Book
Author : William Kamkwamba,Bryan Mealer
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2009-09-29
ISBN : 9780061937699
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 Book
Author : William Kamkwamba,Bryan Mealer
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2015-02-05
ISBN : 1101637420
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

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 Book
Author : Milkyway Media
Publisher : Milkyway Media
Release : 2019-08-26
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind LP

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind LP Book
Author : William Kamkwamba,Bryan Mealer
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release : 2009-10-13
ISBN : 0061884987
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Lessons and Units for Closer Reading Grades 3 6

Lessons and Units for Closer Reading  Grades 3 6 Book
Author : Nancy Boyles
Publisher : Corwin Press
Release : 2015-02-03
ISBN : 1483389863
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Ready-to-go units to ramp up close reading Want a yearlong close reading curriculum to insert in your literacy block? You’ve got it. Nancy Boyles’ Lessons & Units for Closer Reading features 32 lessons, based on readily available complex picture books and organized by eight learning pathways for approaching literature and information. Get started right away, with the help of: Short nonfiction articles to kick off each unit Assessment tasks, rubrics, planning templates, and more Links to 20+ instructional video segments Page-by-page text-dependent questions for every book With Closer Reading, Nancy expertly delivered answers to the why and how of close reading. Now, with this phenomenal sequel, you’re treated to her playbook.

Energy from the Wind

Energy from the Wind Book
Author : Ruth Owen
Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Release : 2013-01-15
ISBN : 147770289X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Scientists are exploring all types of sustainable resources, including power from wind. Readers to get a glimpse into the exciting development of harnessing energy using massive wind turbines. Full-color photographs support the text and aid comprehension.

Power for the Planet

Power for the Planet Book
Author : Anne Flounders
Publisher : Red Chair Press
Release : 2014-01-01
ISBN : 1939656524
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Energy is all around us. Food and sleep are the fuels our bodies use to create the energy we need to move, talk, and think. But scientists tell us some of the fuels that keep our homes and businesses running, power our transportation, and keep us safe are hurting Earth. Learn why energy companies are working to come up with cleaner ways to supply oil and gas, how fuels in the future will be safer for Earth, and what you can do now to use energy wisely. Book features: Table of Contents; Glossary; For More Information including books and web sites; Index; photos and captions; charts and graphs; source notes.

Being Global

Being Global Book
Author : Ángel Cabrera,Gregory Unruh
Publisher : Harvard Business Press
Release : 2012-03-27
ISBN : 1422183246
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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What does it take to lead a global business? What makes being a global business leader today such a complex task? It’s more than mastering your knowledge of various geographies and cultures, though that is essential. But to succeed, you must also master the complex mind-set and competencies needed to lead in today’s fully globalized world. Not an easy assignment. Enter Ángel Cabrera and Gregory Unruh. In Being Global, they pull from their extensive experience as well as research they conducted at the Thunderbird School of Global Management, which has been cited by the Financial Times, U.S. News and World Report, and The Economist for its authority on global business. In Being Global, Cabrera and Unruh define a new context for global leadership, vividly illustrating both the challenges and the opportunities facing today’s executives. How can you be effective? What new skills must you learn in order to be successful? What do international teams do to stay connected while still producing results on a regional scale? Being Global is written for leaders at all levels of their careers—whether in big business or small, private sector or government—who aspire to think and act globally and who need some help getting there. Being a global citizen is just the starting point. Cabrera and Unruh provide the tools and guidance to help you develop even deeper leadership skills, to benefit both you and your organization.

The Complete Guide to Service Learning

The Complete Guide to Service Learning Book
Author : Cathryn Berger Kaye
Publisher : Free Spirit Publishing
Release : 2010-03-18
ISBN : 1575427311
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This project-based guide is a blueprint for service learning—from getting started to assessing the experience—and integrates the K–12 Service-Learning Standards for Quality Practice. It provides ideas for incorporating literacy into service learning and suggestions for creating a culture of service. An award-winning treasury of activities, ideas, annotated book recommendations, author interviews, and expert essays—all presented within a curricular context and organized by theme. Digital Content contains all of the planning and tracking forms from the book plus bonus service learning plans, and more.

The Kings of Big Spring

The Kings of Big Spring Book
Author : Bryan Mealer
Publisher : Flatiron Books
Release : 2018-02-06
ISBN : 1250058937
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"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.

Backyard Wind Turbines

Backyard Wind Turbines Book
Author : Ahmed Ebeed,Sarah Medhat
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release : 2017-11-11
ISBN : 9781979967082
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Have you ever wanted to make something that could harness this abundant resource? Here is how to simply make fun projects that can both be useful and educational. With simple ideas and simple materials we can make easy to make projects. I came across the idea of harnessing the power of the wind just when I found the book of "The boy who harnessed the wind".

Martha and the Slave Catchers

Martha and the Slave Catchers Book
Author : Harriet Hyman Alonso
Publisher : Triangle Square
Release : 2017
ISBN : 9781609808006
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Thirteen-year-old Martha Bartlett insists on being a part of the Underground Railroad rescue to bring her brother Jake back home to their abolitionist community in Connecticut. Alonso combines fiction and historical fact to weave a suspenseful story of courage, hope and self-discovery in the aftermath of the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, while illuminating the bravery of abolitionists who fought against slavery.

Muck City

Muck City Book
Author : Bryan Mealer
Publisher : Crown Archetype
Release : 2012-10-23
ISBN : 0307888649
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In a town deep in the Florida Everglades, where high school football is the only escape, a haunted quarterback, a returning hero, and a scholar struggle against terrible odds. The loamy black “muck” that surrounds Belle Glade, Florida once built an empire for Big Sugar and provided much of the nation's vegetables, often on the backs of roving, destitute migrants. Many of these were children who honed their skills along the field rows and started one of the most legendary football programs in America. Belle Glade’s high school team, the Glades Central Raiders, has sent an extraordinary number of players to the National Football League – 27 since 1985, with five of those drafted in the first round. The industry that gave rise to the town and its team also spawned the chronic poverty, teeming migrant ghettos, and violence that cripples futures before they can ever begin. Muck City tells the story of quarterback Mario Rowley, whose dream is to win a championship for his deceased parents and quiet the ghosts that haunt him; head coach Jessie Hester, the town’s first NFL star, who returns home to “win kids, not championships”; and Jonteria Willliams, who must build her dream of becoming a doctor in one of the poorest high schools in the nation. For boys like Mario, being a Raider is a one-shot window for escape and a college education. Without football, Jonteria and the rest must make it on brains and fortitude alone. For the coach, good intentions must battle a town’s obsession to win above all else. Beyond the Friday night lights, this book is an engrossing portrait of a community mired in a shameful past and uncertain future, but with the fierce will to survive, win, and escape to a better life.

Sowed by the Wind

Sowed by the Wind Book
Author : Elijah Kellogg
Publisher :
Release : 1876
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Even More Picture perfect Science Lessons

Even More Picture perfect Science Lessons Book
Author : Karen Rohrich Ansberry,Emily Rachel Morgan
Publisher :
Release : 2013
ISBN : 9781935155171
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The number one compliment we hear from teachers is that the lessons are complete and ready to take back to their classrooms and use. Emily Morgan and Karen Ansberry, coauthors of the Picture-Perfect Science Lessons series since the debut of the Picture-Perfect Science books and workshops more than 10 years ago, authors Emily Morgan and Karen Ansberry have learned one thing for certain: elementary school teachers are constantly clamoring for even more ways to engage children in reading and science through picture books! To meet that demand, the 15 all-new lessons in Even More Picture-Perfect Science Lessons bring you: even more convenience: You can cover reading and science content simultaneously and save time with ready-to-use student pages and assessments. Even more confidence in your own expertise: you get relevant science concepts and reading comprehension strategies to keep your teaching on track. Even more ways to entice even reading-phobic children: each lesson makes students yearn to learn science from such captivating fiction and nonfiction picture books as Houdini the Amazing Caterpillar; Captain Kidd s Crew Experiments With Sinking and Floating; and The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind. Plus: this latest volume even connects the lessons to A Framework for K 12 Science Education and the English Language Arts and Literacy Common Core State Standards. Just as teachers have been hoping, Even More Picture-Perfect Science Lessons delivers the whole package: teacher-friendly lessons, strong standards-based science content, and a kid-magnet formula that will get students engrossed in science while they improve their reading skills.