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Power Play - Elon Musk, Tesla And The Bet Of The Century (Paperback): Tim Higgins Power Play - Elon Musk, Tesla And The Bet Of The Century (Paperback)
Tim Higgins
R350 R240 Discovery Miles 2 400 Save R110 (31%) In stock

Inside the outrageous, come-from-behind story of Elon Musk and Tesla's bid to build the world's greatest car and the race to drive the future.

Elon Musk is among the most controversial titans of Silicon Valley. To some he's a genius and a visionary and to others he's a mercurial huckster. Billions of dollars have been gained and lost on his tweets and his personal exploits are the stuff of tabloids. But for all his outrageous talk of mind-uploading and space travel, his most audacious vision is the one closest to the ground: the electric car.

When Tesla was founded in the 2000s, electric cars were novelties, trotted out and thrown on the scrap heap by carmakers for more than a century. But where most onlookers saw only failure, a small band of Silicon Valley engineers and entrepreneurs saw potential and they pitted themselves against the biggest, fiercest business rivals in the world, setting out to make a car that was quicker, sexier, smoother, cleaner than the competition.

Tesla would undergo a truly hellish fifteen years, beset by rivals, pressured by investors, hobbled by whistleblowers, buoyed by its loyal supporters. Musk himself would often prove Tesla's worst enemy--his antics repeatedly taking the company he had funded himself to the brink of collapse. Was he an underdog, an antihero, a conman, or some combination of the three?

Wall Street Journal tech and auto reporter Tim Higgins had a front-row seat for the drama: the pileups, wrestling for control, meltdowns, and the unlikeliest outcome of all, success. A story of power, recklessness, struggle, and triumph, Power Play is an exhilarating look at how a team of eccentrics and innovators beat the odds... and changed the future.

Power Play - Tesla, Elon Musk, and the Bet of the Century (Large print, Paperback, Large type / large print edition): Tim... Power Play - Tesla, Elon Musk, and the Bet of the Century (Large print, Paperback, Large type / large print edition)
Tim Higgins
R693 R576 Discovery Miles 5 760 Save R117 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Power Play - Elon Musk, Tesla, and the Bet of the Century (Hardcover): Tim Higgins Power Play - Elon Musk, Tesla, and the Bet of the Century (Hardcover)
Tim Higgins
R535 R443 Discovery Miles 4 430 Save R92 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Inside the outrageous, come-from-behind story of Elon Musk and Tesla's bid to build the world's greatest car and the race to drive the future. Elon Musk is among the most controversial titans of Silicon Valley. To some he's a genius and a visionary and to others he's a mercurial huckster. Billions of dollars have been gained and lost on his tweets and his personal exploits are the stuff of tabloids. But for all his outrageous talk of mind-uploading and space travel, his most audacious vision is the one closest to the ground: the electric car. When Tesla was founded in the 2000s, electric cars were novelties, trotted out and thrown on the scrap heap by carmakers for more than a century. But where most onlookers saw only failure, a small band of Silicon Valley engineers and entrepreneurs saw potential and they pitted themselves against the biggest, fiercest business rivals in the world, setting out to make a car that was quicker, sexier, smoother, cleaner than the competition. Tesla would undergo a truly hellish fifteen years, beset by rivals, pressured by investors, hobbled by whistleblowers, buoyed by its loyal supporters. Musk himself would often prove Tesla's worst enemy--his antics repeatedly taking the company he had funded himself to the brink of collapse. Was he an underdog, an antihero, a conman, or some combination of the three? Wall Street Journal tech and auto reporter Tim Higgins had a front-row seat for the drama: the pileups, wrestling for control, meltdowns, and the unlikeliest outcome of all, success. A story of power, recklessness, struggle, and triumph, Power Play is an exhilarating look at how a team of eccentrics and innovators beat the odds... and changed the future.

Building a Special with Ant Anstead Master Mechanic - Following the Build of Ant's Own Classic F1 Single-Seater Special... Building a Special with Ant Anstead Master Mechanic - Following the Build of Ant's Own Classic F1 Single-Seater Special (Hardcover)
Ant Anstead, Editors Of Haynes Manuals
R673 R486 Discovery Miles 4 860 Save R187 (28%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Ant Anstead's Building a Special brings the Haynes story full circle, coming 61 years after the original Building a 750 Special was written by John Haynes, Haynes Publishing's founder, when he was still a schoolboy. This book is a TV tie-in, following the 12-part TV series Ant Anstead Master Mechanic, aired on Motor Trend, part of the Discover Network in the US and UK, following Ant Anstead's build of his own-design 'special' car, taking inspiration from the Alfa 158 - the first World Championship-winning F1 car, which raced from the 1930s until the 1950s. The 12-part TV series followed Ant's build of the car, from the first design ideas, through the construction, culminating in the debut of the car during the 2019 US Grand Prix weekend in Austin, Texas. The book follows Ant's personal build of the car, from the selection of the donor MG TD for the chassis, and Alfa Romeo Spider for the engine and gearbox, through modifying the chassis, building the suspension, steering, brakes, bodywork and interior, and putting all the components together to produce a finished one-off 'special.' Content includes: Introduction The history of specials Planning Donor car Chassis, suspension, steering, rear axle Engine, fuel system, cooling system, ancillaries, exhaust Gearbox Bodywork Braking system Cockpit Wiring Preparation and painting Testing Setting up and Making road legal.

Roots and Wings - Peter Schreyer: Designer, Artist, and Visionary (Hardcover): Gestalten Roots and Wings - Peter Schreyer: Designer, Artist, and Visionary (Hardcover)
Gestalten
R1,176 R925 Discovery Miles 9 250 Save R251 (21%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days
The Global Rise of the Modern Plug-In Electric Vehicle - Public Policy, Innovation and Strategy (Hardcover): John D. Graham The Global Rise of the Modern Plug-In Electric Vehicle - Public Policy, Innovation and Strategy (Hardcover)
John D. Graham
R3,813 Discovery Miles 38 130 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

We may be standing at the precipice of a revolution in propulsion not seen since the internal combustion engine replaced the horse and buggy. The proliferation of electric cars will change the daily lives of motorists, boost some regional economies and hurt others, reduce oil insecurity but create new insecurities about raw materials, and impact urban air quality and climate change. If you want to understand how quickly the transition is likely to occur, and the factors shaping the pace of the transition, this book delivers with a candid, illuminating style. The invention of the lithium-ion battery and its adaptation to the auto sector set the stage for the exciting proliferation of electric cars, beginning with California and Norway. This book focuses on the period from the oil crises of the 1970s to the present, tracing the development of this entirely new industry and its critical supply chain. John Graham delves into the major societal concerns, economic rationales, governmental policies and corporate strategies. He emphasizes that consumer concerns slowed the pace of the transition while spurring more innovation and new policies to persuade reluctant consumers. And he explains why the transition is now occurring much faster in China and Europe than in Japan and the United States. More broadly, the book tells the story of many successes and failures in public policy, technological innovation and corporate strategy. This book provides an in-depth understanding of how people on every continent in the world are contributing to the new electric-vehicle industry, including the raw materials, battery components, electric motors and charging stations. Faculty, students and researchers will appreciate the integrated treatment of the technical, economic, political and international issues. For the practitioner in industry, government and civil society, the book is an engaging look at the roles of key decision makers and organizations, both those favoring electric cars and those opposed.

Power Play - Tesla, Elon Musk, and the Bet of the Century (Hardcover): Tim Higgins Power Play - Tesla, Elon Musk, and the Bet of the Century (Hardcover)
Tim Higgins
R672 R565 Discovery Miles 5 650 Save R107 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
A Catechism of the Steam Engine (Paperback): John Bourne A Catechism of the Steam Engine (Paperback)
John Bourne
R423 Discovery Miles 4 230 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
A Catechism of the Steam Engine - Illustrative of the Scientific Principles Upon Which Its Operation Depends (Paperback): John... A Catechism of the Steam Engine - Illustrative of the Scientific Principles Upon Which Its Operation Depends (Paperback)
John Bourne
R423 Discovery Miles 4 230 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The Steam Engine Explained and Illustrated - With an Account of Its Invention and Progressive Improvement, and Its Application... The Steam Engine Explained and Illustrated - With an Account of Its Invention and Progressive Improvement, and Its Application to Navigation and Railways; Including Also a Memoir of Watt (Paperback)
Dionysius Lardner
R610 Discovery Miles 6 100 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Historical and Descriptive Anecdotes of Steam-Engines, and of Their Inventors and Improvers (Paperback): Robert Stuart Historical and Descriptive Anecdotes of Steam-Engines, and of Their Inventors and Improvers (Paperback)
Robert Stuart
R579 Discovery Miles 5 790 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Steam Engineering on Sugar Plantations, Steamships, and Locomotive Engines (Paperback): James Stewart Steam Engineering on Sugar Plantations, Steamships, and Locomotive Engines (Paperback)
James Stewart
R354 Discovery Miles 3 540 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
History and Progress of the Steam Engine. to Which Is Added an Extensive Appendix by L. Hebert (Paperback): Elijah Galloway History and Progress of the Steam Engine. to Which Is Added an Extensive Appendix by L. Hebert (Paperback)
Elijah Galloway
R772 Discovery Miles 7 720 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Calculations and Remarks, Tending to Prove the Practicability, Effects and Advantages of a Plan for the Rapid Conveyance of... Calculations and Remarks, Tending to Prove the Practicability, Effects and Advantages of a Plan for the Rapid Conveyance of Goods and Passengers - Upon an Iron Road Through a Tube of 30 Feet in Area, by the Power and Velocity of Air (Paperback)
George Medhurst
R284 Discovery Miles 2 840 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
The Steam Engine, from the Earliest to the Present Time - Atmospheric Railways - the Electric Printing Telegraph, and Screw... The Steam Engine, from the Earliest to the Present Time - Atmospheric Railways - the Electric Printing Telegraph, and Screw Propeller (Paperback)
Edward Portwine
R354 Discovery Miles 3 540 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Automobile Troubles and How to Remedy Them - a Practical Book for Automobile Owners, Drivers, Repairmen, Intending Purchasers,... Automobile Troubles and How to Remedy Them - a Practical Book for Automobile Owners, Drivers, Repairmen, Intending Purchasers, and All Those Interested, Directly or Indirectly, in Automobiles (Paperback)
Charles P. Root
R391 Discovery Miles 3 910 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
A Popular and Descriptive Account of the Steam Engine, Comprising a General View of the Various Modes of Employing Elastic... A Popular and Descriptive Account of the Steam Engine, Comprising a General View of the Various Modes of Employing Elastic Vapour as a Prime Mover in Mechanics - and on Steam Navigation; With an Appendix of Patents and Parliamentary Papers Connected With T (Paperback)
Charles Frederick Partington
R486 Discovery Miles 4 860 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
History and Progress of the Steam Engine - With a Practical Investigation of Its Structure and Application (Paperback): Elijah... History and Progress of the Steam Engine - With a Practical Investigation of Its Structure and Application (Paperback)
Elijah Galloway
R772 Discovery Miles 7 720 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Description of an Invention for Removing or Destroying the Momentum; or Overcoming the Inertia, of Heavy Bodies (Paperback):... Description of an Invention for Removing or Destroying the Momentum; or Overcoming the Inertia, of Heavy Bodies (Paperback)
William Graham McIvor
R284 Discovery Miles 2 840 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Transactions of the Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland (Paperback): Institution of Engineers and S Scotland Transactions of the Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland (Paperback)
Institution of Engineers and S Scotland
R453 Discovery Miles 4 530 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
History and Progress of the Steam Engine - With a Practical Investigation of Its Structure and Application (Paperback): Elijah... History and Progress of the Steam Engine - With a Practical Investigation of Its Structure and Application (Paperback)
Elijah Galloway
R773 Discovery Miles 7 730 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Michigan's C. Harold Wills - The Genius Behind the Model T and the Wills Sainte Claire Automobile (Paperback): Alan... Michigan's C. Harold Wills - The Genius Behind the Model T and the Wills Sainte Claire Automobile (Paperback)
Alan Naldrett, Lynn Lyon Naldrett; Contributions by The Wills Sainte Claire Museum; Foreword by Terry Ernest
R461 R391 Discovery Miles 3 910 Save R70 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
A Brief History of Motion - From the Wheel, to the Car, to What Comes Next (Hardcover): Tom Standage A Brief History of Motion - From the Wheel, to the Car, to What Comes Next (Hardcover)
Tom Standage
R595 R497 Discovery Miles 4 970 Save R98 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Level 2 - Soft Bound Version (Paperback, 2nd edition): Patrick Hamilton, John Rooke,... Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Level 2 - Soft Bound Version (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Patrick Hamilton, John Rooke, Robert Sharman
R930 R826 Discovery Miles 8 260 Save R104 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This new edition of the highly successful Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Level 2 workbook provides complete coverage of the National Occupational Standards at Level 2 as set by the IMI and has been reviewed by Roy Brooks, the highly acclaimed author of the first edition. The easy to use, easy to follow format makes this the perfect companion for the course, for use in class and while carrying out practical tasks. Learners will be inspired by the full-colour diagrams and images illustrating key techniques and the Tip Boxes, weblinks, activities and questions will ensure learners have full understanding of all the essential information.

Build Your Own Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (Paperback, Ed): Seth Leitman Build Your Own Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (Paperback, Ed)
Seth Leitman
R628 R526 Discovery Miles 5 260 Save R102 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Publisher's Note: Products purchased from Third Party sellers are not guaranteed by the publisher for quality, authenticity, or access to any online entitlements included with the product. A Step-by-Step Guide to Building a Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle from the Ground Up Written by clean energy guru and electric vehicle expert Seth Leitman, this hands-on guide gives you the latest technical information and easy-to-follow instructions for building a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). "Written by Seth Leitman, longtime green vehicle/sustainability expert and author of "Build Your Own Electric Vehicle," this 275-page book provides an overview of the technology and the issues in doing a conversion, and it works well as a different way in to the open source material that can be found at http://www.eaa-phev.org or the easier-to-remember http://www.priusplus.org." -- CalCars.org Build Your Own Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle puts you in the driver's seat when it comes to hitting the road in a reliable, economical, and environmentally friendly ride. Inside, you'll find complete details on the hybrid powertrain and all the required components, including the motor, battery, and chassis. The book covers the plug-in hybrids currently on the market as well as hybrid conversion companies, conversion kits, and related resources. Pictures, diagrams, charts, and graphs illustrate each step along the way. With this how-to guide on hand, you'll be behind the wheel of your own plug-in hybrid electric automobile in no time! Build Your Own Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle covers: Energy savings and environmental benefits PHEV background Drivetrain components and design Chassis selection DC and AC motor types Batteries and chargers The conversion process Licensing and insurance Safety, maintenance, troubleshooting, and warranties Clubs and associations Additional resources

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