Lab girl / Hope Jahren.Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016Copyright date: 2016Edition: First editionDescription: 290 pages ; 25 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781101873724Subject(s): Jahren, Hope | Jahren, Hope | Biologists -- United States -- Biography | Geobiology -- Research -- Anecdotes | Women, Working | Natural Science Disciplines | Botany | Paleontology | Research Personnel | Faculty | Biology -- Research -- Anecdotes | United StatesGenre/Form: Autobiographies. | Anecdotes. | Biographies. | Biographies.Additional physical formats: Lab girl.DDC classification: 580.92 | B LOC classification: QH31.J344 | A3 2016NLM classification: Q 143 .J253Other classification: BIO015000 | BIO022000 | SCI008000 | NAT026000 | BIO026000 | cci1icc | coll13 Online resources: View cover image provided by Mackin
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"A Borzoi Book."
Includes bibliographical references.
Prologue -- Roots and leaves -- Wood and knots -- Flowers and fruit -- Epilogue.
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's 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.
National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography, 2017