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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

Label
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
In the spirit of Steve Jobs and Moneyball, Elon Musk is both an illuminating and authorized look at the extraordinary life of one of Silicon Valley's most exciting, unpredictable, and ambitious entrepreneurs-a real-life Tony Stark-and a fascinating exploration of the renewal of American invention and its new "makers." Elon Musk spotlights the technology and vision of Elon Musk, the renowned 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 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-one of the most unusual and striking figures in American business history-is a contemporary, visionary 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. Thorough and insightful, Elon Musk brings to life a technology industry that is rapidly and dramatically changing by examining the life of one of its most powerful and influential titans
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
PABRO
Citation location within source
  • April 15, 2015
  • May 01, 2015
  • April 01, 2015
  • March 30, 2015
Citation source
  • Library Journal
  • Booklist
  • Kirkus Reviews
  • Publishers Weekly
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vance, Ashlee
Dewey number
  • 338.7/6292293092
  • B
  • 923/.873
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HC102.5.M88
LC item number
V36 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Musk, Elon
  • Tesla Motors
  • SpaceX (Firm)
  • Businesspeople
  • Businesspeople
  • Clean energy industries
Label
Elon Musk : Tesla, SpaceX, and the quest for a fantastic future, Ashlee Vance
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-392)
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
BRDbd15148045
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
392 pages
Isbn
9780062301239
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)881436803
Label
Elon Musk : Tesla, SpaceX, and the quest for a fantastic future, Ashlee Vance
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 387-392)
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
BRDbd15148045
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
392 pages
Isbn
9780062301239
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)881436803

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