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The Resource Ingenious : a true story of invention, automotive daring, and the race to revive America, Jason Fagone., (Axis 360 electronic resource)

Ingenious : a true story of invention, automotive daring, and the race to revive America, Jason Fagone., (Axis 360 electronic resource)

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Ingenious : a true story of invention, automotive daring, and the race to revive America
Title
Ingenious
Title remainder
a true story of invention, automotive daring, and the race to revive America
Statement of responsibility
Jason Fagone.
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"An epic tale of invention, in which ordinary people's lives are changed forever by a quest that combines elements of the Olympics, NASCAR, Junkyard Wars, the Longitude Prize of 1714, and the Apollo program In 2006, science-fiction enthusiast Peter Diamandis announced he would give $10 million to anyone who could build a safe, mass-producible car that traveled 100 miles on the energy equivalent of a gallon of gas. Anyone. The challenge attracted more than 300 teams from all over the world, including dozens of amateurs. Many designed their cars entirely from scratch, rejecting decades of thinking about what a car should look like. This book follows four teams from the build stage to the final race and beyond. One team hacked together an electric-powered dreamboat in an old pole barn in central Illinois. A team based in Virginia built a car so light that you could push it across the floor with your thumb. A third team was a Southern California start-up with a car that looked like an alien egg. A fourth was an inner-city high school. Fagone takes the reader into the garages and the minds of the inventors, capturing their passions, and traces the development of the cars in prose that renders automotive engineering romantic and vivid even to nongeeks. Written with propulsive energy and emotion, this is the bighearted story of ordinary people risking failure, economic ruin, and ridicule to create something Detroit had said was impossible. As the Illinois team wrote in chalk on the wall of their barn, "SOMEONE HAS TO DO SOMETHING, AND THAT SOMEONE IS US.""--
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Fagone, Jason
Dewey number
  • 629.222
  • 629.222
Government publication
unknown if item is government publication
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Automobiles
  • Automobiles
  • Automobiles
  • Inventors
  • Creative ability
  • Industrial development projects
  • Automobiles
  • Creative ability
  • Industrial development projects
  • Inventors
  • United States
Label
Ingenious : a true story of invention, automotive daring, and the race to revive America, Jason Fagone., (Axis 360 electronic resource)
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Publication
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unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 375 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307591500
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0012447129
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unknown
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unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)861517252
Label
Ingenious : a true story of invention, automotive daring, and the race to revive America, Jason Fagone., (Axis 360 electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 375 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307591500
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
0012447129
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)861517252

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