Lab girl

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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 an audiobook 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 minute of this extraordinary audiobook. 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.

Music for the Audio Edition:

  • Composed by Katelyn Sweeney Ching
  • Margaret Kocher, Cellist
  • Katelyn Sweeney Ching, Pianist
  • Mark Robinson, Audio Engineer
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9781101874936
9781101874943
9781410490780
9781101890219
Lexile measure:
1240L
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subject_facet Austin (Minn.) -- Biography, Biologists -- United States -- Biography, Geobiology -- Research -- Anecdotes, Jahren, Hope, Paleobotanists -- Biography, Women botanists -- Biography
title_display Lab girl
title_full Lab Girl, Lab girl / Hope Jahren, Lab girl / by Hope Jahren
title_short Lab girl
title_sub
topic_facet Biography & Autobiography, Nature, Nonfiction, Science