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The Odd Shelf Book Club

Lab Girl by Hope Jahren

Thursday • September 14 • 6:30pm

Mill Creek store

Book Club

Lab Girl

Join The Odd Shelf book club for a lively discussion of this month's book!

What is it like being a woman in science? Award-winning scientist Hope Jahren examines that question and so much more in a brilliant fusion of science writing and memoir. She reveals the thrill of pursuing your dream and the inevitable mix of struggle, disappointment, and exhilarating discovery in scientific work. She brings to life the wonders of the plant world and the beauty of the human relationships that encourage and inspire us. Lab Girl is a heartfelt argument for pursuing a career in science, despite its challenges.


Book club members, save 20% when you purchase this title at our Mill Creek store.


The Odd Shelf Book Club Hope Jahren is an award-winning scientist who has been pursuing independent research in paleobiology since 1996, when she completed her PhD at University of California Berkeley and began teaching and researching first at the Georgia Institute of Technology and then at Johns Hopkins University. She is the recipient of three Fulbright Awards and is one of four scientists, and the only woman, to have been awarded both of the Young Investigator Medals given within the Earth Sciences. She was a tenured professor at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu from 2008 to 2016, where she built the Isotope Geobiology Laboratories, with support from the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy and the National Institutes of Health. She currently holds the J. Tuzo Wilson professorship at the University of Oslo, Norway.

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