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Lab girl

Author: Hope Jahren
Publisher: London : Little, Brown, 2017.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hope Jahren
ISBN: 0349006202 9780349006208 9780349006208
OCLC Number: 945784454
Awards: Winner of American National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography 2017 (UK)
Long-listed for Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence 2017 (UK)
Description: 369 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Prologue --
Roots and leaves --
Wood and knots --
Flowers and fruit --
Responsibility: Hope Jahren.


A frank, illuminating and incandescent memoir by a trailblazing scientist; a moving portrait of a longtime collaboration in work and life; and a book that casts a whole new light on the natural world.


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[Lab Girl] does for botany what Oliver Sacks's essays did for neurology -- Michiko Kakutani * New York Times * Some people are great writers, while other people live lives of adventure and Read more...

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