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
Title variation
Tesla, SpaceX, and the quest for a fantastic future
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Elon Musk, the 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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vance, Ashlee
Dewey number
  • 338.7/6292293092
  • B
  • 608
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
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)
  • PayPal (Firm)
  • Businesspeople
  • Businesspeople
  • Inventors
  • Technological innovations
  • Musk, Elon
  • PayPal (Firm)
  • SpaceX (Firm)
  • Tesla Motors
  • Businesspeople
  • Inventors
  • Technological innovations
  • South Africa
  • United States
  • Musk, Elon
Label
Elon Musk : Tesla, SpaceX, and the quest for a fantastic future, Ashlee Vance
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Elon's world -- Africa -- Canada -- Elon's first start-up -- PayPal mafia boss -- Mice in space -- All electric -- Pain, suffering and survival -- Liftoff -- The revenge of the electric car -- The unified field theory of Elon Musk
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
392 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780753555620
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)881436803
Label
Elon Musk : Tesla, SpaceX, and the quest for a fantastic future, Ashlee Vance
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Elon's world -- Africa -- Canada -- Elon's first start-up -- PayPal mafia boss -- Mice in space -- All electric -- Pain, suffering and survival -- Liftoff -- The revenge of the electric car -- The unified field theory of Elon Musk
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
392 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780753555620
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)881436803

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