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The Resource Elon Musk : Tesla, SpaceX, and the quest for a fantastic future, Ashlee Vance

Elon Musk : Tesla, SpaceX, and the quest for a fantastic future, Ashlee Vance

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Elon Musk : Tesla, SpaceX, and the quest for a fantastic future
Title
Elon Musk
Title remainder
Tesla, SpaceX, and the quest for a fantastic future
Statement of responsibility
Ashlee Vance
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Elon Musk, the renowned entrepreneur and innovator behind SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity, sold one of his internet companies, PayPal, for $1.5 billion. Ashlee Vance captures the full spectacle and arc of the genius's life and work, from his tumultuous upbringing in South Africa and flight to the United States to his dramatic technical innovations and entrepreneurial pursuits. Vance uses Musk's story to explore one of the pressing questions of our age: can the nation of inventors and creators who led the modern world for a century still compete in an age of fierce global competition? He argues that Musk is an amalgam of legendary inventors and industrialists including Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Howard Hughes, and Steve Jobs. More than any other entrepreneur today, Musk has dedicated his energies and his own vast fortune to inventing a future that is as rich and far-reaching as the visionaries of the golden age of science-fiction fantasy
Summary
An authorized portrait of one of Silicon Valley's most dynamic entrepreneurs evaluates his role in the successes of such innovations as Tesla and Space X while evaluating America's technological competitiveness
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
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10414808
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Vance, Ashlee
Dewey number
  • 338.7/6292293092
  • B
  • 608
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Intended audience
1200
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
HC102.5.M87
LC item number
V36 2015
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1200
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Musk, Elon
  • Tesla Motors
  • SpaceX (Firm)
  • PayPal (Firm)
  • Businesspeople
  • Businesspeople
  • Inventors
  • Technological innovations
Target audience
adult
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Tesla, SpaceX, and the quest for a fantastic future
Label
Elon Musk : Tesla, SpaceX, and the quest for a fantastic future, Ashlee Vance
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-392)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Liftoff
  • Revenge of the electric car
  • Unified field theory of Elon Musk
  • Elon's world
  • Africa
  • Canada
  • Elon's first start-up
  • PayPal mafia boss
  • Mice in space
  • All electric
  • Pain, suffering and survival
Control code
20396992
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
392 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062301239
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illlustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn881436803
  • (OCoLC)881436803
Label
Elon Musk : Tesla, SpaceX, and the quest for a fantastic future, Ashlee Vance
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-392)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Liftoff
  • Revenge of the electric car
  • Unified field theory of Elon Musk
  • Elon's world
  • Africa
  • Canada
  • Elon's first start-up
  • PayPal mafia boss
  • Mice in space
  • All electric
  • Pain, suffering and survival
Control code
20396992
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
392 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780062301239
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illlustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn881436803
  • (OCoLC)881436803

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