Lab Girl
ISBN: 1101874937
EAN13: 9781101874936
Language: English
Publication Date: Apr 5, 2016
Pages: 304
Dimensions: 1.5" H x 8.9" L x 6.5" W
Weight: 1.3 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography
A New York Times 2016 Notable Book
National Best Seller
Named one of TIME magazine's 100 Most Influential People
An Amazon Top 20 Best Book of 2016
A Washington Post Best Memoir of 2016
A TIME and Entertainment Weekly Best Book of 2016

A beautifully written memoir about the life of a woman in science, a brilliant friendship, and the profundity of trees. Terrific. --Barack Obama

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 work, love, and the mountains that can be moved when those two things come together. It is told through Jahren's remarkable stories: 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 learned to perform lab work done with both the heart and the hands; and about the inevitable Read More chevron_right

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