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Paperback:Elon Musk : how the billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla is shaping our future / Ashlee Vance.:2016 Elon Musk : how the billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla is shaping our future / Ashlee Vance.
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Author: Vance, Ashlee,
Publication year: 2016
Language: English
Media class: Paperback
Classification: 920.MUS
Publisher: London : Virgin Books, 2016.
ISBN: 9780753555644 (pbk.) : 8.99
Notes:
Originally published: 2015.
An intelligent and exciting account of the renowned entrepreneur and innovator behind PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla and SolarCity, who was the real inspiration for the }Iron Man{ films starring Robert Downey Junior. South African born Elon Musk is the renowned entrepreneur and innovator behind PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity. Musk wants to save our planet; he wants to send citizens into space, to form a colony on Mars; he wants to make money while doing these things; and he wants us all to know about it. He is the real-life inspiration for the Iron Man series of films starring Robert Downey Junior.The personal tale of Musk's life comes with all the trappings one associates with a great, drama-filled story. He was a freakishly bright kid who was bullied brutally at school, and abused by his father. In the midst of these rough conditions, and the violence of apartheid South Africa, Musk still thrived academically and attended the University of Pennsylvania, where he paid his own way thro
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392 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 20 cm

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