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The Resource The space barons : Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the quest to colonize the cosmos, Christian Davenport

The space barons : Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the quest to colonize the cosmos, Christian Davenport

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The space barons : Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the quest to colonize the cosmos
Title
The space barons
Title remainder
Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the quest to colonize the cosmos
Statement of responsibility
Christian Davenport
Title variation
The space barons
Title variation remainder
Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the quest to colonise the cosmos
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Traces the historic quest to rekindle the human exploration of space as navigated by billionaire entrepreneurs, sharing insights into how professional rivalry and Silicon Valley innovations are lowering the cost of space travel and exceeding the achievements of NASA
  • "The Space Barons is the story of a group of billionaire entrepreneurs who are pouring their fortunes into the epic resurrection of the American space program. Nearly a half-century after Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, the Space Barons--most notably Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, along with Richard Branson and Paul Allen--are using Silicon Valley-style innovation to dramatically lower the cost of space travel in a bold quest to build a transportation network to the stars. These entrepreneurs have upended industry after industry and are now pursuing the biggest isruption of all--space--in an effort to make it more accessible to the masses. It's a challenge unlike anything they previously attempted, a grand adventure filled with risk, failure, and ultimately, a series of triumphant breakthroughs. Based on years of reporting and exclusive interviews with all four billionaires, The Space Barons is the ultimate drama of risk and adventure. It is also a classic story of rivals--hard-charging startups warring with established contractors and the personal clashes of the leaders of this new space movement, particularly Musk and Bezos, as they aim for the moon and Mars and beyond."--Dust jacket
Summary
Traces the historic quest to rekindle the human exploration of space as navigated by billionaire entrepreneurs, sharing insights into how professional rivalry and Silicon Valley innovations are lowering the cost of space travel and exceeding the achievements of NASA
Tone
Writing style
Award
Library Journal Best Books, 2018.
Biography type
collective biography
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10638351
Cataloging source
PUL
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Davenport, Christian
Dewey number
629.4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Bezos, Jeffrey
  • Musk, Elon
  • Blue Origen (Firm)
  • SpaceX (Firm)
  • Blue Origen (Firm)
  • SpaceX (Firm)
  • Space industrialization
  • Industrialists
  • Aerospace engineers
  • Aerospace industries
  • Outer space
Target audience
adult
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Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, and the quest to colonize the cosmos
Label
The space barons : Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the quest to colonize the cosmos, Christian Davenport
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-294) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: pt. I IMPOSSIBLE -- ch. 1 "A Silly Way to Die" -- ch. 2 The Gamble -- ch. 3 "Ankle Biter" -- ch. 4 "Somewhere Else Entirely" -- ch. 5 "SpaceShipOne, GovernmentZero" -- pt. II IMPROBABLE -- ch. 6 "Screw It, Let's Do It" -- ch. 7 The Risk -- ch. 8 A Four-Leaf Clover -- ch. 9 "Dependable or a Little Nuts?" -- ch. 10 "Unicorns Dancing in the Flame Duct" -- pt. III INEVITABLE -- ch. 11 Magic Sculpture Garden -- ch. 12 "Space Is Hard" -- ch. 13 "The Eagle Has Landed" -- ch. 14 Mars -- ch. 15 "The Great Inversion"
Control code
000061167694
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 308 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781610398299
Lccn
2017053089
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
YBP14786219
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1003305591
Label
The space barons : Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the quest to colonize the cosmos, Christian Davenport
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-294) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: pt. I IMPOSSIBLE -- ch. 1 "A Silly Way to Die" -- ch. 2 The Gamble -- ch. 3 "Ankle Biter" -- ch. 4 "Somewhere Else Entirely" -- ch. 5 "SpaceShipOne, GovernmentZero" -- pt. II IMPROBABLE -- ch. 6 "Screw It, Let's Do It" -- ch. 7 The Risk -- ch. 8 A Four-Leaf Clover -- ch. 9 "Dependable or a Little Nuts?" -- ch. 10 "Unicorns Dancing in the Flame Duct" -- pt. III INEVITABLE -- ch. 11 Magic Sculpture Garden -- ch. 12 "Space Is Hard" -- ch. 13 "The Eagle Has Landed" -- ch. 14 Mars -- ch. 15 "The Great Inversion"
Control code
000061167694
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 308 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781610398299
Lccn
2017053089
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
YBP14786219
Other physical details
colour illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1003305591

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