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Ingenious: A True Story of Invention, Automotive Daring, and the Race to Revive America

Jason Fagone
Format
Book
Published
New York : Crown Publishers, 2013.
Edition
First edition
Language
English
ISBN
9780307591487 (hbk.), 0307591484 (hbk.), 9780307591494 (hbk.), 0307591492 (hbk.), 9780307591500 (ebk.), 0307591506 (ebk.)
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Summary
"An epic tale of invention, in which ordinary people's lives are changed forever by a quest to engineer a radically new kind of car. In 2007, 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. The challenge attracted more than 300 teams from all over the world, including dozens of amateurs. This book follows four teams from the build stage to the final race and beyond."--
Contents
  • A nation of inventors
  • Shakedown. Kevin and Jen ; Space kids ; The abyss of lightness ; Ride or die ; Immigrants ; Engineers ; Yoda and Little Old Man ; Wingless ; The hypocrisy the masturbating hand endures ; Edison2 welcomes informed comment ; The moose test
  • Knockout. The Nobel Prize in engineering ; Yesterday today and forever ; Fit and finish ; Little red Corvette ; This whole new scale ; Lungs cannot oxidize ; Voodoo Steve ; Heat ; Goonies never say die
  • The ragged edge. The greatest place on earth ; The race ; Capitol Hill ; Traction ; The Old Frontage Road
  • Airborne.
Description
viii, 375 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
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