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Hope Jahren is a geobiologist who has dedicated her life to studying trees, flowers, seeds, and soil. While Lab Girl is an essay on her love of plant life, it is also a celebration of her lifelong passion and curiosity as a scientist.
Jahren takes the reader back to her childhood in Minnesota, where she spent hours playing in her father's college laboratory. She introduces Bill, her eccentric lab partner and best friend, and fills the pages with their adventures in science that take them across the United States, over the Atlantic to the North Pole, and to Hawaii, where she and her lab currently reside.
Lab Girl opens the eyes of the reader to the amazing and complicated mechanisms found in every leaf, blade of grass, and flower. Jahren's story demonstrates what can happen when you make life about what you truly love.
Lexile Measure: 1240L
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©2016. High school. 5 x 8 inches. Softcover, 290 pages.