The Resource Ingenious : a true story of invention, automotive daring, and the race to revive America, Jason Fagone, (eaudio)

Ingenious : a true story of invention, automotive daring, and the race to revive America, Jason Fagone, (eaudio)

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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
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Jason Fagone
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eng
Summary
In 2007, the X Prize Foundation announced that it would give $10 million to anyone who could build a safe, mass-producible car that could travel one hundred miles on the energy equivalent of a gallon of gas. The challenge attracted more than one hundred 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. Jason Fagone follows four of those teams from the build stage to the final race and beyond--into a world in which destiny hangs on a low drag coefficient and a lug nut can be a beautiful talisman. The result is a gripping story of crazy collaboration, absurd risks, colossal hopes, and poignant losses. In an old pole barn in central Illinois, childhood sweethearts hack together an electric-powered dreamboat, using scavenged parts, forging their own steel, and burning through their life savings. In Virginia, an impassioned entrepreneur and his hand-picked squad of speed freaks pool their imaginations and build a car so light that you can push it across the floor with your thumb. In West Philly, a group of disaffected high school students come into their own as they create a hybrid car with the engine of a Harley motorcycle. And in Southern California, the early favorite--a start-up backed by millions in venture capital--designs a car that looks like an alien egg. Ingenious is a joyride. Fagone takes us into the garages and the minds of the inventors, capturing the fractious yet beautiful process of engineering a bespoke machine. Suspenseful and bighearted, this is the story of ordinary people risking failure, economic ruin, and ridicule to create something vital that Detroit had never pulled off. As the Illinois team wrote in chalk on the wall of their barn, 'SOMEBODY HAS TO DO SOMETHING. THAT SOMEBODY IS US.'
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Midwest
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Fagone, Jason
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other
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Read by Adam Verner
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  • Verner, Adam
  • hoopla digital
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  • Automobiles
  • Automobiles
  • Automobiles
  • Inventors
  • Creative ability
  • Industrial development projects
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adult
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Ingenious : a true story of invention, automotive daring, and the race to revive America, Jason Fagone, (eaudio)
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digital storage
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (12hr., 07 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781452696935
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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digital.
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MWT11411891
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sound
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digital recording
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other
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11411891
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MWT11411891
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Label
Ingenious : a true story of invention, automotive daring, and the race to revive America, Jason Fagone, (eaudio)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (12hr., 07 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781452696935
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11411891
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unknown
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access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
Stock number
11411891
System control number
MWT11411891
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
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not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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