Lab Girl by Hope Jahren audiobook

Lab Girl

By Hope Jahren
Read by Hope Jahren

Random House Audio
11.62 Hours 1
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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

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Summary

Summary

Winner of the 2016 National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography

A New York Times Bestseller

An Entertainment Weekly Best Book of 2016

A Barack Obama Reading List Pick 

A Time Magazine Pick for the Best Books of 2016 So Far

Finalist for the 2016 Barnes & Noble Discover Award

A Wall Street Journal Pick for Hottest Spring Nonfiction Books

A New York Times Editor’s Choice

An Amazon Best Book of the Month for April 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

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Jahren joins those talented scientists who are able to reveal to us the miracle of this world in which we live.” Abraham Verghese, New York Times bestselling author
“Some people are great writers, while other people live lives of adventure and importance. Almost no one does both. Hope Jahren does both. She makes me wish I’d been a scientist.” Ann Patchett, New York Times bestselling author
“This is a smart, enthralling, and winning debut.” Cheryl Strayed, New York Times bestselling author
“Deeply affecting…a totally original work, both fierce and uplifting.” Elle
“Invites readers to fall in love, as she did, with science and plants.” Wall Street Journal
“Jahren’s literary bent renders dense material digestible and lyrical, in fables that parallel personal history.” New York Times Book Review
“The story of her relationship with Bill, her physically and emotionally damaged lab partner, is at the heart of this wonderful story.” Amazon.com
“A new respect for trees is inevitable after listening to Jahren’s impassioned stories of her life among them.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Hope Jahren

Author Bio: Hope Jahren

Hope Jahren is an award-winning scientist who has been pursuing independent research in paleobiology since 1996. Recognized by Time in 2016 as one of the 100 most influential people in the world, she is the recipient of three Fulbright Awards and served as a tenured professor at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu from 2008 to 2016, where she built the isotope geobiology laboratories. She holds the J. Tuzo Wilson professorship at the University of Oslo, Norway.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 11.62
Audience: Adult
Language: English