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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

Label
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
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The historic quest to rekindle the human exploration and colonization of space led by two rivals and their vast fortunes, egos, and visions of space as the next entrepreneurial frontier. 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, these 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, and send humans even further than NASA has gone. These entrepreneurs have founded some of the biggest brands in the world-Amazon, Microsoft, Virgin, Tesla, PayPal-and upended industry after industry. Now they are pursuing the biggest disruption of all: space. Based on years of reporting and exclusive interviews with all four billionaires, this authoritative account is a dramatic tale of risk and high adventure, the birth of a new Space Age, fueled by some of the world's richest men as they struggle to end governments' monopoly on the cosmos. The Space Barons is also a story of rivalry-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. --Amazon
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Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davenport, Christian
Dewey number
  • 338.7/6294092273
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
TL789.85.A1
LC item number
D38 2018b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print biographies and memoirs
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bezos, Jeffrey
  • Musk, Elon
  • Blue Origin (Firm)
  • SpaceX (Firm)
  • Bezos, Jeffrey
  • Musk, Elon
  • SpaceX (Firm)
  • Space industrialization
  • Industrialists
  • Aerospace engineers
  • Aerospace industries
  • Outer space
  • Large type books
  • Aerospace engineers
  • Aerospace industries
  • Industrialists
  • Large type books
  • Space industrialization
  • Outer space
  • United States
Label
The space barons : Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the quest to colonize the cosmos, Christian Davenport
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 521-553)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The risk
  • A four-leaf clover
  • "Dependable or a little nuts?"
  • "Unicorns dancing in the flame duct"
  • Part III. Inevitable.
  • Magic sculpture garden
  • "Space is hard"
  • "The Eagle has landed"
  • Mars
  • "The great inversion"
  • Part I. Impossible.
  • Epilogue.
  • Again, the moon
  • "A silly way to die"
  • The gamble
  • "Ankle biter"
  • "Somewhere else entirely"
  • "SpaceShipOne, GovernmentZero"
  • Part II. Improbable.
  • "Screw it, let's do it"
Control code
on1031407885
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
557 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432853785
Lccn
2018013242
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1031407885
Label
The space barons : Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and the quest to colonize the cosmos, Christian Davenport
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 521-553)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The risk
  • A four-leaf clover
  • "Dependable or a little nuts?"
  • "Unicorns dancing in the flame duct"
  • Part III. Inevitable.
  • Magic sculpture garden
  • "Space is hard"
  • "The Eagle has landed"
  • Mars
  • "The great inversion"
  • Part I. Impossible.
  • Epilogue.
  • Again, the moon
  • "A silly way to die"
  • The gamble
  • "Ankle biter"
  • "Somewhere else entirely"
  • "SpaceShipOne, GovernmentZero"
  • Part II. Improbable.
  • "Screw it, let's do it"
Control code
on1031407885
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
557 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432853785
Lccn
2018013242
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1031407885

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