Reinventing the Wheel: A Story of Genius, Innovation, and Grand Ambition

Reinventing the Wheel: A Story of Genius, Innovation, and Grand Ambition

by Steve Kemper
     
 

Reinventing the Wheel is the riveting, behind-the-scenes story of the enigmatic and cocksure inventor Dean Kamen and the Segway Human Transporter.

When Kamen invented the two-wheeled vehicle known to many by its code name, Ginger, he promised it would transform the face of personal transportation forever. But when this brilliant and driven inventor

Overview

Reinventing the Wheel is the riveting, behind-the-scenes story of the enigmatic and cocksure inventor Dean Kamen and the Segway Human Transporter.

When Kamen invented the two-wheeled vehicle known to many by its code name, Ginger, he promised it would transform the face of personal transportation forever. But when this brilliant and driven inventor attempted to become an entrepreneur, a colossal power struggle ensued. Here, Steve Kemper takes you along for the wild ride. In Reinventing the Wheel, Kemper goes inside Kamen's world of technology development, where nerve and ingenuity collide with high finance and the bottom line.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060761387
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/15/2005
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
842,442
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

From August 1999 to January 2001, veteran journalist Steve Kemper was the only outsider to have exclusive behind-the-scenes access to Dean Kamen and his team of engineers at DEKA. His work has appeared in Smithsonian, National Geographic, and other magazines. This is his first book.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
West Hartford, Connecticut
Date of Birth:
November 25, 1951
Place of Birth:
Louisville, Kentucky
Education:
B.A., University of Detroit, 1973; Ph.D., University of Connecticut, 1980
Website:
http://www.stevekemper.net

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