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The Right Kind of Crazy: A True Story of Teamwork, Leadership, and High-Stakes InnovationFrom Adam Steltzner, who led the Entry, Descent, and Landing team in landing the Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars, comes a profound book about breakthrough innovation in the face of the impossible The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is home to some of history’s most jaw-dropping feats of engineering. When NASA needed to land Curiosity—a 2,000-pound, $2.5 billion rover—on the surface of Mars, 140 million miles away, they turned to JPL. Steltzner’s team couldn’t test their kooky s…

Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the WorldThe #1 New York Times bestseller that examines how people can champion new ideas—and how leaders can fight groupthink, from the author of Give and Take“Reading Originals made me feel like I was seated across from Adam Grant at a dinner party, as one of my favorite thinkers thrilled me with his insights and his wonderfully new take on the world.” —Malcolm Gladwell, author of Outliers and The Tipping Point“Originals is one of the most important and captivating books I have ever read,…

Mars Rover Curiosity: An Inside Account from Curiosity's Chief EngineerThe firsthand account of the trials and tribulations of engineering one of the most complex pieces of space technology, the Mars Rover Curiosity, by its chief engineer Rob ManningIn the course of our enduring quest for knowledge about ourselves and our universe, we haven’t found answers to one of our most fundamental questions: Does life exist anywhere else in the universe? Ten years and billions of dollars in the making, the Mars Rover Curiosity is poised to answer this all-important question…

Superbosses: How Exceptional Leaders Master the Flow of Talent“Superbosses is the rare business book that is chock full of new, useful, and often unexpected ideas. After you read Finkelstein’s well-crafted gem, you will never go about leading, evaluating, and developing talent in quite the same way.”—Robert Sutton, author of Scaling Up Excellence and The No Asshole Rule “Maybe you’re a decent boss. But are you a superboss? That’s the question you’ll be asking yourself after reading Sydney Finkelstein’s fascinating book. By revealing the secre…

Sock It To Me: Creepy, Crazy & Strangely Appealing • 16 Projects Sewn from SocksBrenna Maloney’s back with 16 all-new sock creatures to stitch in this irreverently inspiring follow-up to her best-selling books, Socks Appeal and Sockology. Key-stealing gremlins, killer snowmen, ssslow sloths, evil clowns and more pop off the pages in this fun and colorful book. They’re creepy and crazy, weird and wicked…but still pretty darn cute! Projects range from super easy to satisfyingly complex and can be made by hand or by machine. You’ll learn about all the right tools, tech…

Inspired to Sew by Bari J.: 15 Pretty Projects -- Sewing Secrets -- Colorful CollagePopular designer Bari J. brings her bright and feminine signature style to 15 new projects-ruffled quilts, a unique tunic and bag, plus sweet decorations and accessories for every room in the house. Readers will appreciate the book’s luscious photography, as well as Bari’s in-depth advice on fabric collage, free-motion stitching, machine applique, patchwork piecing, and simple garment techniques.  Includes a total of 18 projects including special little bonus projects within the ma…

The Frankenstein JournalsIn this digital book, Fourteen-year-old J.D. discovers why he never fit in at the creepy orphanage — he’s the son of Frankenstein’s monster! The boy always wanted a big family. Now he’s got a doozy: the donors of his jigsaw puzzle-papa! Fans of adventure and classic monster movies will gasp with delight as they follow J.D. through this diary-style thriller. Old photos, maps, artifacts, and entries from the mad scientist’s own journals will plunge the reader into J.D.’s quest to track down his F…