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ISBN:
9781101874936
9781101874943
9781432840846
9781101873724
9781101890219
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Level 8, 18 Points
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Grouped Work ID 2be9afbd-a8d0-c0e1-dcfe-7aa73969c2ef
Grouping Title lab girl
Grouping Author jahren hope
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-09-21 07:31:59AM
Last Indexed 2018-09-21 07:40:52AM

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author Hope Jahren
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collection_catalog Biography, Large Print Non Fiction
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display_description Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography
A New York Times 2016 Notable Book
National Best Seller
Named one of TIME magazine's "100 Most Influential People"
An Amazon Top 20 Best Book of 2016
A Washington Post Best Memoir of 2016
A TIME and Entertainment Weekly Best Book of 2016 So Far

An illuminating debut memoir of a woman in science; a moving portrait of a longtime friendship; and a stunningly fresh look at plants that will forever change how you see the natural world

Acclaimed scientist Hope Jahren has built three laboratories in which she's studied trees, flowers, seeds, and soil. Her first book is a revelatory treatise on plant life—but it is also so much more.

Lab Girl
is a book about work, love, and the mountains that can be moved when those two things come together. It is told through Jahren's remarkable stories: about her childhood in rural Minnesota with an uncompromising mother and a father who encouraged hours of play in his classroom's labs; about how she found a sanctuary in science, and learned to perform lab work done "with both the heart and the hands"; and about the inevitable disappointments, but also the triumphs and exhilarating discoveries, of scientific work.
Yet at the core of this book is the story of a relationship Jahren forged with a brilliant, wounded man named Bill, who becomes her lab partner and best friend. Their sometimes rogue adventures in science take them from the Midwest across the United States and back again, over the Atlantic to the ever-light skies of the North Pole and to tropical Hawaii, where she and her lab currently make their home.
Jahren's probing look at plants, her astonishing tenacity of spirit, and her acute insights on nature enliven every page of this extraordinary book. Lab Girl opens your eyes to the beautiful, sophisticated mechanisms within every leaf, blade of grass, and flower petal. Here is an eloquent demonstration of what can happen when you find the stamina, passion, and sense of sacrifice needed to make a life out of what you truly love, as you discover along the way the person you were meant to be.
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subject_facet Autobiographies, Biologists -- United States -- Biography, Geobiology -- Research -- Anecdotes, Jahren, Hope, Large type books
title_display Lab girl
title_full Lab Girl, Lab girl / Hope Jahren
title_short Lab girl
title_sub
topic_facet Biography & Autobiography, Biologists, Geobiology, Jahren, Hope, Large type books, Nature, Nonfiction, Research, Science