• Regular: $29.99

    Sale: $18.00 (40% Off)

    Club: $14.99

Details

Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future

Author: Ashlee Vance

Narrator: Fred Sanders

Unabridged: 12 hr 50 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Harper Audio

Published: 05/19/2015

Genre: Technology & Engineering - Inventions

Synopsis

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.

Recommended

Secret Empire
by Philip Taubman

During the early and most dangerous years of the cold war, a handful of Americans, led by President Dwight D. Eisenhower, revolutionized spying and warfare. In great secrecy and beyond the prying eyes of Congress and the press, they built exotic new...

Narrator: Michael Prichard
Published: 10/01/2003

Measuring America
by Andro Linklater

How we ultimately gained the American Customary System-the last traditional system in the world-and how Gunter's chain indelibly imprinted its dimensions on the land, on cities, and on our culture from coast to coast is both an exciting human and in...

Narrator: Alan Sklar
Published: 10/01/2003

A Place of My Own
by Michael Pollan

Michael Pollan’s unmatched ability to draw lines of connection between our everyday experiences—whether eating, gardening, or building—and the natural world has been the basis for the popular success of his many works of nonfiction...

Narrator: Michael Pollan
Published: 08/15/2010

Radical Abundance
by K. Eric Drexler

K. Eric Drexler is the founding father of nanotechnology-the science of engineering on a molecular level. In Radical Abundance, he shows how rapid scientific progress is about to change our world. Thanks to atomically precise manufacturing, we will ...

Narrator: Tim Pabon
Published: 04/30/2013

Wired for War
by P. W. Singer

A military expert reveals how science fiction is fast becoming reality on the battlefield, changing not just how wars are fought, but also the politics, economics, laws, and ethics that surround war itself. Singers previous books foretold the rise ...

Narrator: William Hughes
Published: 10/07/2010

Earth: The Sequel
by Fred Krupp

A high-stakes race that will transform global economies is beginning: the race to develop low-carbon energy in time to solve the dangerous problem of global warming. And if Washington gets the rules wrong, the race will flounder or even run horribly...

Narrator: Dick Hill
Published: 04/28/2008

Automate This
by Christopher Steiner

The rousing story of the last gasp of human agency and how today's best and brightest minds are endeavoring to put an end to it. It used to be that to diagnose an illness, interpret legal documents, analyze foreign policy, or write a newspaper artic...

Narrator: Walter Dixon
Published: 09/11/2012

How We Got to Now
by Steven Johnson

Look out for Johnson’s new book, Wonderland, on sale November 15, 2016. From the New York Times–bestselling author of Where Good Ideas Come From and Everything Bad Is Good for You, a new look at the power and leg...

Narrator: George Newbern
Published: 09/30/2014

Four Fish
by Paul Greenberg

Our relationship with the ocean is undergoing a profound transformation. Just three decades ago nearly everything we ate from the sea was wild. Today rampant overfishing and an unprecedented biotech revolution have brought us to a point where wild a...

Narrator: Christopher Lane
Published: 07/15/2010
{"id":"915746","ean":"9780062373762","abr":"Unabridged","title":"Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future","subtitle":"Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future","author":"Ashlee Vance","rating_average":"4.75","narrator":"Fred Sanders","ubr_id":"915746","abr_id":"0","ubr_price":"29.99","abr_price":"0.00","ubr_memprice":"17.99","abr_memprice":"0.00","ubr_narrator":"Fred Sanders","abr_narrator":"","ubr_length":"Unabridged: 12 hr 50 min","abr_length":"Abridged: "}