Author: Hope Jahren

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#FuturisticFriday Review and Giveaway: Lab Girl

April 5, 2016 Uncategorized 25 ★★★★★

#FuturisticFriday Review and Giveaway: Lab GirlTitle: Lab Girl
Author: Hope Jahren
Source: from publisher for review
Links: Bookshop (affiliate link) |Goodreads
Rating:five-stars

Summary: This book succeeds as both an approachable primer on some cool science and as a relatable, moving memoir.

“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 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 disappointments, but also the triumphs and exhilarating discoveries, of scientific work.” (Source) Read more »

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