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Elon Musk and the Quest for a Fantastic Future Paperback – 24 January 2017

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  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 288 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0062463276
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0062463272
  • Reading age : 8 years and up
  • Customer reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 212 ratings

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"Along with views of youth and early geekdom...[Vance] relates suspenseful accounts of technical and financial crises, conducts tours of Musk's factories...and brings his story up to early 2016. Overall, the author offers a picture of a brilliant, driven man...A modern American success story, neither overly earnest nor unreservedly adulatory."--Kirkus Reviews

"An informative and easy-to-follow biography of one of today's top innovators for young readers."--Booklist

"A valuable addition to STEM-themed collections."--Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

"Musk may not be as instantly recognizable to teens as Zuckerberg or Jobs, but given his work with PayPal, Tesla, and SpaceX, he should be. Vance delves into all of his work with detailed passion.--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Vance maintains a lively pace and explains the groundbreaking technology in a way that is accessible and exciting....Highly recommended for high school and ambitious middle school readers for its insights into Musk, technology, and venture capitalism."--School Library Journal

About the Author

Ashlee Vance is one of the most prominent writers on technology today. After spending several years reporting on Silicon Valley and technology for the New York Times, Vance went to Bloomberg Businessweek, where he has written dozens of cover and feature stories for the magazine on topics ranging from cyber espionage to DNA sequencing and space exploration.

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D. Zorrilla
5.0 out of 5 stars A Well-Needed Adaptation for Kids!
11 April 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for STEM loving child/ young adult!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing book (hardcoverver/paperback)
Reviewed in the United States on 6 January 2021
The book is amazing! I got the paperback about a year ago, but I decided to buy the hardcover too. I must say that I was unsure about buying the hardcover because there were very few (if any) reviews regarding it. The paperback is great, without a doubt, but I would definitely suggest you buy the hardcover version over any others.
Another thing I want to mention is that the image on the back of the hardcover is not the same as the paperback's (All the images I posted were of the hardcover, just for the record). The hardcover's features a picture of Elon Musk, while I believe the others have a book description/book reviews in it's place.
Lastly, I would like to say that the book is the perfect gift for Elon Musk fans and young engineers. As a thirteen-year-old, I would say that I thoroughly enjoyed it and I would definitely read it again. It is the first thing that I would suggest to someone who has similar interests and is by far the best nonfiction book I have ever read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 12-year-old son loved it!
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