Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

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254 E Rollins Rd · Round Lake Beach, IL

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Cookies will be provided, feel free to grab a drink or some food to eat while we discuss. Books will be available for checkout at the Circulation Desk at the Round Lake Area Public Library a month before the discussion or you can provide your own.

Description from Amazon:

Geobiologist Hope Jahren has spent her life studying trees, flowers, seeds, and soil. Lab Girl is her revelatory treatise on plant life—but it is also a celebration of the lifelong curiosity, humility, and passion that drive every scientist. In these pages, Hope takes us back to her Minnesota childhood, where she spent hours in unfettered play in her father’s college laboratory. She tells us how she found a sanctuary in science, learning to perform lab work “with both the heart and the hands.” She introduces us to Bill, her brilliant, eccentric lab manager. And she extends the mantle of scientist to each one of her readers, inviting us to join her in observing and protecting our environment. Warm, luminous, compulsively readable, Lab Girl vividly demonstrates the mountains that we can move when love and work come together.