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|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Lab girl /|
|Publisher||Alfred A. Knopf,|
|ISBN||9781101874936; 1101874937; 9781101873724; 1101873728; 9780345809865; 0345809866|
|Subjects||Biologists--United States--Biography. ; Geobiology--Research--Anecdotes. ; Women, Working. ; Natural Science Disciplines. ; Botany. ; Paleontology. ; Research Personnel. ; Faculty. ; Manic-depressive persons. ; Women botanists. ; Women scientists. ; Autobiographies.|
|Additional Subjects||Jahren, Hope.|
|Collation||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.