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Author Jahren, Hope.

Title Lab girl / Hope Jahren
Edition First edition
Published New York Alfred A. Knopf, 2016


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Description 290 pages ; 25 cm
Contents Machine generated contents note: pt. One Roots And Leaves -- pt. Two Wood and Knots -- pt. Three Flowers and Fruit
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,"
Jahren has built three laboratories in which she's studied trees, flowers, seeds, and soil. She tells about her childhood in rural Minnesota with an uncompromising mother and a father who encouraged hours of play in his classroom labs; about how she found a sanctuary in science, and the disappointments, triumphs and exhilarating discoveries of scientific work. Yet at the core of this book is the story of a relationship Jahren forged with Bill, who becomes her lab partner and best friend. Their sometimes rogue adventures in science take them 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
Notes "A Borzoi Book."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Jahren, Hope.
Biologists -- United States -- Biography.
Geobiology -- Research -- Anecdotes.
Paleobotanists -- Biography.
Women botanists -- Biography.
Austin (Minn.) -- Biography.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Reading nook.
LC no. 2015024305
ISBN 9781101874936 (hardcover) (alkaline paper)