Lab Girl


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'The perfect Christmas book for those already restless for spring' - Tim Adams, Guardian Best Biographies of 2016 Lab Girl is a book about work and about love, and the mountains that can be moved when those two things come together. It is told through Jahren's remarkable stories: about the discoveries she has made in her lab, as well as her struggle to get there; about her childhood playing in her father's laboratory; about how lab work became a sanctuary for both her heart and her hands; about Bill, the brilliant, wounded ...

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Jun 19, 2016


I love this book. The life of a woman scientist is full of difficulties I hadn't known about. The author is an interesting person with a passion for plants, and the book alternates with her personal story and science. Possibly the most engaging thing about the book are the stories and descriptions of her lab partner, with whom she has a professional relationship somewhat like a marriage without the physical intimacy. This is an entertaining book.

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