290 pages ; 25 cm
"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
Accelerated Reader AR 8.0 18.0 181588.
dust jacket housed 20160722 polyester film pda MCR-S
Jahren, Hope. Lab girl. (CaOONL)20159073367
9781101874936 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
1101874937 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9781101873724 (paperback ; acid-free paper)
1101873728 (paperback ; acid-free paper)