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  • Published:

    Mar 15, 2005
  • ISBN:

    9780060761387
  • Pages:

    336
  • Size:

    5.3" x 8"
  • Weight:

    0.8 lb
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Book Title and Author Byline

Reinventing the Wheel

A Story of Genius, Innovation, and Grand Ambition

Product Description and Author Information

About the Book

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.

About the Author

Steve Kemper

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.

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