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    Author Vance, Ashlee, author

    Title Elon Musk : Tesla, SpaceX, and the quest for a fantastic future / Ashlee Vance
    Imprint New York, NY : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2015]


    Edition First edition
    Descript 392 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
    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.
    Appendix 1 -- Appendix 2 -- Appendix 3.
    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
    Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references
    Subject Musk, Elon
    Tesla Motors
    SpaceX (Firm)
    PayPal (Firm)
    Businesspeople -- United States -- Biography
    Businesspeople -- South Africa -- Biography
    Inventors -- Biography
    Technological innovations -- Economic aspects
    Musk, Elon. (OCoLC)fst01915600
    PayPal (Firm) (OCoLC)fst00791217
    SpaceX (Firm) (OCoLC)fst01917076
    Tesla Motors. (OCoLC)fst01917360
    Businesspeople. (OCoLC)fst00842980
    Inventors. (OCoLC)fst00978052
    Technological innovations -- Economic aspects. (OCoLC)fst01145010
    South Africa. (OCoLC)fst01204616
    United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
    Musk, Elon, 1971- (DE-588)1062481119
    Genre Biographies. (OCoLC)fst01919896
    Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
    Alt Title Tesla, SpaceX, and the quest for a fantastic future
    ISBN/ISSN 9780062301239 (hardcover)
    0062301233 (hardcover)
    0062301268 (electronic bk.)
    9780062301260 (electronic bk.)
    075355562X (Cloth)
    9780753555620 (Cloth)
    0753555638 (Paper)
    9780753555637 (Paper)

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