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The Resource Lab girl, Hope Jahren

Lab girl, Hope Jahren

Label
Lab girl
Title
Lab girl
Statement of responsibility
Hope Jahren
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. -- Publisher description
Awards note
National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography, 2017
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jahren, Hope
Index
no index present
LC call number
QH31.J344
LC item number
A3 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jahren, Hope
  • Jahren, Hope
  • Biologists
  • Biologists
  • Geobiology
  • Women botanists
  • Women botanists
  • United States
Label
Lab girl, Hope Jahren
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Prologue
  • Roots and leaves
  • Wood and knots
  • Flowers and fruit
  • Epilogue
Control code
ocn951948195
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Vintage books edition.
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9781101873724
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)951948195
Label
Lab girl, Hope Jahren
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Prologue
  • Roots and leaves
  • Wood and knots
  • Flowers and fruit
  • Epilogue
Control code
ocn951948195
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Vintage books edition.
Extent
290 pages
Isbn
9781101873724
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)951948195

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