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Powering the Future: The Ballard Fuel Cell and the Race to Change the World

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By: Tom Koppel

276 pages, no illustrations

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Dec 1999 | #105711 | ISBN: 0471644218
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About this book

Documents the success story of a small high-tech research company that developed one of the few truly revolutionary and transforming technologies of our era.


Acknowledgements. Preface. Miracle Valley. Engine of the Future. A Notable Surface of Action. An Opportunity for Canada. Small is Beautiful. Three Guys and a Prayer. Nugget of Gold. Going for Broke. On the Road. Venturesome but Conservative. Bad Blood. Strategic Partners. Company with a Difference. The Starting Pistol Has Been Fired. The Intel of the Auto Industry. Dare to be Different. Endnotes. Index.

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Tom Koppel is an award-winning freelance writer. He has contributed feature articles on business, science, history, and travel to national magazines in Canada and the U.S. for nearly twenty years. He has been following the story of the Ballard fuel cell for over ten years, and first wrote about it for the Financial Post Magazine and Reader's Digest. He lives on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia. Powering the Future is his second book.

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