by Hope Jahren
Lab Girl is a book about work and about love, and the mountains that can be moved when those two things come together.
Geobiologist Hope Jahren has spent her life studying trees, flowers, seeds, and soil. Lab Girl is her revelatory treatise on plant life–but it is also a celebration of the lifelong curiosity, humility, and passion that drive every scientist. In these pages, Hope takes us back to her Minnesota childhood, where she spent hours in unfettered play in her father’s college laboratory.
She tells us how she found a sanctuary in science, learning to perform lab work “with both the heart and the hands.” She introduces us to Bill, her brilliant, eccentric lab manager. And she extends the mantle of scientist to each one of her readers, inviting us to join her in observing and protecting our environment. Warm, luminous, and compulsively readable, Lab Girl vividly demonstrates the mountains that we can move when love and work come together.
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography
A New York Times Notable Book
Winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/Subaru Science Books & Film Prize for Excellence in Science Books
Finalist for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award
One of the Best Books of the Year: The Washington Post, TIME.com, NPR, Slate, Entertainment Weekly, Newsday, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Kirkus Reviews
Used – Good
290 pages, 130x200x15mm
February 28, 2017 by Vintage (First published March 1, 2016)
Nonfiction, Biography, Memoir, Science
National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography (2016), PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award Nominee for Shortlist (2017), Andrew Carnegie Medal Nominee for Nonfiction (2017), Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Memoir & Autobiography (2016), AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books for Young Adult Science Book (2017)
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