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The Resource The great race : the global quest for the car of the future, Levi Tillemann

The great race : the global quest for the car of the future, Levi Tillemann

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The great race : the global quest for the car of the future
Title
The great race
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the global quest for the car of the future
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Levi Tillemann
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Language
eng
Summary
"The Great Race" recounts the story of a century-long battle between automakers for market share, profit, and technological dominance--and a race to build the car of the future. The world's great manufacturing juggernaut--the $2 trillion automotive industry--is in the throes of a revolution. Its future will include cars Henry Ford and Karl Benz could scarcely have imagined. They will drive themselves, won't consume oil, and will come in radical shapes and sizes. But the path to that future is fraught. The top contenders are two traditional manufacturing giants, the United States and Japan, and a newcomer, China. Team America has a powerful and little known weapon in its arsenal: a small group of technology buffs and regulators from California. The story of why and how these men and women could shape the future--how you move, how you work, how you live on earth--is an unexpected tale filled with unforgettable characters: a scorned chemistry professor, a South African visionary who went for broke, an ambitious Chinese expat, a quixotic Japanese nuclear engineer, and a string of billion-dollar wagers by governments and corporations. Tillemann's account is incisive and riveting. It explains how America bounced back in this global contest and what it will take to command the industrial future. --Publisher
Summary
Tells the story of the age-old battle between automakers for dominance in the market and the current race to build the car of the future, and looks at how America has become a contender in this global contest
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10406916
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Tillemann, Levi
Dewey number
338.47629222
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • Automobile industry and trade
  • Automobile industry and trade
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adult
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the global quest for the car of the future
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The great race : the global quest for the car of the future, Levi Tillemann
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Includes Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-296) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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ocn883146809
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 338 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781476773490
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)883146809
Label
The great race : the global quest for the car of the future, Levi Tillemann
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-296) and index
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
ocn883146809
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 338 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781476773490
Isbn Type
(Hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)883146809

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