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Lab Girl

Hope Jahren

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 disappointments, but also the triumphs and exhilarating discoveries, of scientific work. Yet at the core of this book is the story of a relationship Jahren forged with a brilliant, wounded man named Bill, who becomes her lab partner and best friend. Their sometimes rogue adventures in science take them from the Midwest across the United States and back again, 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. Jahren's probing look at plants, her astonishing tenacity of spirit, and her acute insights on nature enliven every page of this extraordinary book. Lab Girl opens your eyes to the beautiful, sophisticated mechanisms within every leaf, blade of grass, and flower petal. Here is an eloquent demonstration of what can happen when you find the stamina, passion, and sense of sacrifice needed to make a life out of what you truly love, as you discover along the way the person you were meant to be. Music for the Audio Edition: Composed by Katelyn Sweeney Ching Margaret Kocher, Cellist Katelyn Sweeney Ching, Pianist Mark Robinson, Audio Engineer Copyright 2016

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 disappointments, but also the triumphs and exhilarating discoveries, of scientific work. Yet at the core of this book is the story of a relationship Jahren forged with a brilliant, wounded man named Bill, who becomes her lab partner and best friend. Their sometimes rogue adventures in science take them from the Midwest across the United States and back again, 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. Jahren's probing look at plants, her astonishing tenacity of spirit, and her acute insights on nature enliven every page of this extraordinary book. Lab Girl opens your eyes to the beautiful, sophisticated mechanisms within every leaf, blade of grass, and flower petal. Here is an eloquent demonstration of what can happen when you find the stamina, passion, and sense of sacrifice needed to make a life out of what you truly love, as you discover along the way the person you were meant to be. Music for the Audio Edition: Composed by Katelyn Sweeney Ching Margaret Kocher, Cellist Katelyn Sweeney Ching, Pianist Mark Robinson, Audio Engineer Copyright 2016
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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 disappointments, but also the triumphs and exhilarating discoveries, of scientific work. Yet at the core of this book is the story of a relationship Jahren forged with a brilliant, wounded man named Bill, who becomes her lab partner and best friend. Their sometimes rogue adventures in science take them from the Midwest across the United States and back again, 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. Jahren's probing look at plants, her astonishing tenacity of spirit, and her acute insights on nature enliven every page of this extraordinary book. Lab Girl opens your eyes to the beautiful, sophisticated mechanisms within every leaf, blade of grass, and flower petal. Here is an eloquent demonstration of what can happen when you find the stamina, passion, and sense of sacrifice needed to make a life out of what you truly love, as you discover along the way the person you were meant to be. Music for the Audio Edition: Composed by Katelyn Sweeney Ching Margaret Kocher, Cellist Katelyn Sweeney Ching, Pianist Mark Robinson, Audio Engineer Copyright 2016

Language:

English

Length:

11h 39m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:25


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:21


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:59


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:42


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:14


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:57


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:45


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:52


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:41


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:34


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

04:34


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:17


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:11


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:28


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:59


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:30


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:51


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:30


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:29


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:06


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:13


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:38


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:58


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:23


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:07


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:38


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:40


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:36


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:58


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:39


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:24


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

07:07


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:20


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:05


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:59


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:25


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

08:28


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:57


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:16


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:42


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:54


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:45


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

07:05


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:38


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:11


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:54


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:07


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:13


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:16


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:22


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:19


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:48


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

05:00


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:50


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:34


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:26


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

06:21


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:27


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:32


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:29


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:13


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

08:27


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:35


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:11


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

08:06


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:22


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:38


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:18


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:48


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:54


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

06:13


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

05:55


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

05:59


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:13


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

08:17


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:09


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:32


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:31


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

05:58


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:17


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:27


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:02


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:28


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:20


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

06:19


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:58


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:49


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

04:52


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

07:01


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

07:28


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

06:01


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

07:36


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

07:03


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

06:56


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

07:54


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

08:44


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

04:33


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

05:12


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:17


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

06:38


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

06:31


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:47


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

02:50


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

05:18


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

05:35


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

06:15


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

06:33


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:00


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

05:21


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

08:17


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

01:24


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

00:39