Book Reviews of Lab Girl

Lab Girl
Lab Girl
Author: Hope Jahren
ISBN-13: 9781101874936
ISBN-10: 1101874937
Publication Date: 4/5/2016
Pages: 336
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Knopf
Book Type: Hardcover
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memoir written by a female botanist. Short chapters on some aspect of plant life followed by longer chapter telling stories from her life that correlates somehow to the plant life chapter - her years growing up in the Midwest in an unemotional household, college, her early years as a college professor and setting up her research lab on a college campus, her friendship with her lab director - like a sibling, and becoming a mother herself which is the ultimate in creating life and nurturing it. Not too sciency but even with the loose format it seemed to drift a little. No real ending. I did like reading about how a research lab is started and funded.