Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

Lab Girl

Hope Jahren

nonfiction autobiography memoir science emotional informative reflective medium-paced

290 pages | first published 2016


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 t...
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