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

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

Label
Elon Musk and the quest for a fantastic future
Title
Elon Musk and the quest for a fantastic future
Statement of responsibility
Ashlee Vance
Title variation
Elon Musk and the quest for a fantastic future
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book spotlights the technology and vision of Elon Musk, the entrepreneur and innovator behind SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity, who 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 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 a contemporary amalgam of legendary inventors and industrialists including Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Howard Hughes, and Steve Jobs
Summary
This book spotlights the technology and vision of Elon Musk, the entrepreneur and innovator behind SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity, who 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 technical innovations and entrepreneurial pursuits. Vance uses Musks 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 a contemporary amalgam of legendary inventors and industrialists including Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Howard Hughes, and Steve Jobs
Writing style
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10547802
Cataloging source
TOH
Dewey number
  • 338.7/6292293092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Ages 10-13
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
1150
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 8
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
pre adolescent
Label
Elon Musk and the quest for a fantastic future, Ashlee Vance
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn967536322
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
  • Young readers' edition.
  • First edition.
Extent
280 pages
Isbn
9780062463289
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)967536322
Label
Elon Musk and the quest for a fantastic future, Ashlee Vance
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn967536322
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
  • Young readers' edition.
  • First edition.
Extent
280 pages
Isbn
9780062463289
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)967536322

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