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Lab Girl

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National Bestseller

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography

New York Times Notable Book


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, compulsively readable, Lab Girl vividly...

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Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Awards:

Kindle Book

  • Release date: April 5, 2016

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9781101874943
  • File size: 5194 KB
  • Release date: April 5, 2016

EPUB ebook

  • ISBN: 9781101874943
  • File size: 5353 KB
  • Release date: April 5, 2016

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Formats

Kindle Book
OverDrive Read
EPUB ebook

Languages

English

Levels

ATOS Level:8
Lexile® Measure:1240
Interest Level:9-12(UG)
Text Difficulty:6

National Bestseller

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography

New York Times Notable Book


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, compulsively readable, Lab Girl vividly...

Expand title description text