Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography A New York Times 2016 Notable Book National Best Seller Named one of TIME magazine’s "100 Most Influential People" An Amazon Top 20 Best Book of 2016 A Washington Post Best Memoir of 2016 A TIME and Entertainment Weekly Best Book of 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.
Lab Girl by Hope Jahren | Summary & Analysis Preview: In her memoir Lab Girl, Hope Jahren describes the life she’s lived and the knowledge she’s learned as a scientist trying to find her way in the world. Focusing mostly on a period of professional development that stretches from 1997 to 2008, the bulk of the narrative follows Jahren from her first appointment as a professor in Atlanta to her current job at the University of Hawaii. Navigating personal and professional challenges including bipolar disorder, meager budgets, and sexist work environments, Jahren and her eccentric lab manager, Bill, learn a lot about themselves, each other, and the mysterious lives of plants. Growing up in Minnesota, Hope feels starved for human connection. Her parents and her three older brothers are quiet, distant, and seemingly emotionless. The only sure love in her life is the feeling she experiences in her father’s laboratory, a place where she feels happy and curious… PLEASE NOTE: This is summary and analysis of the book and NOT the original book. Inside this Instaread Summary of Lab Girl Summary of the Book Important People Character Analysis Analysis of the Themes and Author’s Style About the Author With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways, summary and analysis of a book in 15 minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for your convenience.
This is a story of a medical intern in post apartheid South Africa. It is a novel about the imperfections of society.It follows the trials of a young muslim adult in a difficult world as he comes to grips with religion, work and family.As the title suggests we are all teething when it comes to life experiences.
Hope Jahren expertly weaves the science of plant growth with the mysteries of human nature in her quirky, touching, and insightful autobiography, "Lab Girl." This FastReads Analysis offers supplementary material to Hope Jahren's "Lab Girl" to help you distill the key takeaways, dissect the allegory, and discover the hidden layers and parellels between plant and human. Whether you'd like to enrich your understanding, refresh your memory, or simply decide whether or not this book is for you, FastReads Analysis is here to help. Absorb everything you need to know in under 20 minutes! What does this FastReads Analysis Include? A short synopsis of the original book Editorial Review Key takeaways & analysis from each section A short bio of the the author Original Book Summary Overview "Lab Girl" is a thought-provoking analysis of the philosophical similarities between plants and humans and the lessons that science teaches us about life. In a world historically dominated by masculine authority, author Hope Jahren exposes the world of science and professional academia to the reader from the unique perspective of a female scientist. Through her experiences we are introduced to a new way of thinking about the plants all around us, the story they have to tell, and the science that gives these plants a voice. "Lab Girl" is a guide for the young, old, and curious, a story that urges us to seek out our passions and be grateful for the experiences we have along the way, both good and bad. BEFORE YOU BUY: The purpose of this FastReads Analysis is to help you decide if it's worth the time, money and effort reading the original book (if you haven't already). FastReads has pulled out the essence-but only to help you ascertain the value of the book for yourself. This summary & analysis is meant as a supplement to, and not a replacement for, "Lab Girl." PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary, analysis and review of the book and not the original book.
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The Time? The future. Hours, days, weeks, months. A couple of years, maybe. The Place? Here, I guess. Wherever here is. Our computers and networks make the world a single place. ItOCOs all becoming one. IsnOCOt it? The Digital Dream dramatizes the world made new by electronic intelligences that not only manipulate, but also create people and places beyond the physical realm. Andrew Ross unwittingly pulls Kathleen Hennessey into a most dangerous dance with a ruthless phantom network called BAMBI made up of minds both human and electronic. A NASA bird inexplicably goes awry. Sikpuppi, Predator, Stryka, and Underdogg hack into BAMBI, a cyberforce beyond even their teenage fantasies. McAllister and Crieff, two wiley old cops, catch the spin. Who is Robert OOCORegan? What is Blackdawn? Does an outbreak of plague in an Adobe Flats laboratory have anything to do with a runaway train in Chicago or with the American Presidential election? Boson Books also offers Waking Caliban by Michael J. Cale. For an author bio and photo, reviews and a reading sample, visit bosonbooks.com."
Cancer Ward examines the relationship of a group of people in the cancer ward of a provincial Soviet hospital in 1955, two years after Stalin's death. We see them under normal circumstances, and also reexamined at the eleventh hour of illness. Together they represent a remarkable cross-section of contemporary Russian characters and attitudes. The experiences of the central character, Oleg Kostoglotov, closely reflect the author's own: Solzhenitsyn himself became a patient in a cancer ward in the mid-1950s, on his release from a labor camp, and later recovered. Translated by Nicholas Bethell and David Burg.