Searchlight Books ™ — Celebrating Failure

Did you know bubble wrap was designed to be a textured wallpaper? From medicine to sports, every field has its share of failures—ships that sank, medical treatments that didn’t help, inventions that bombed, sports strategies that backfired. Smart scientists and designers use these experiences to make better products and discoveries later. Learn about some of history’s biggest goof ups and discover how the pros use epic mistakes to make improvements that lead to success.

Cover: Great Sports Fails
Cover: Great Science Fails
Cover: Great Medicine Fails
Title   Lexile GRL ATOS Format Qty
Great Engineering Fails Spring 2020 770 T
Great Invention Fails Spring 2020 840 S
Great Medicine Fails Spring 2020 810 U
Great Science Fails Spring 2020 840 W
Great Sports Fails Spring 2020 1030 T
Great Technology Fails Spring 2020 770 U
  • Available in limited formats
  • Soon! Spring 2020
  • New! Fall 2019
  • New! Spring 2019