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Lab Girl

Lab Girl


作者  /  Hope Jahren

出版社 / ALFRED A. KNOPF

出版日期 / 2016/04/05

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 精裝

定價 / NT$945

售價 / 79折, NT$ 747

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看名列2016年《時代雜誌》「百大影響人物」的地質生物學家Hope Jahren,如何以耐力和熱情從事科學研究。Lab Girl 是一本關於工作、愛與友誼的動人傳記,也將改變你看待自然界的方式。

「納博科夫(Vladimir Nabokov)曾經觀察到〝作家應該要有詩人的精準以及科學家的想像力〞,地質生物學家Hope Jahren兩者兼備。這是一本為植物學所寫的書,如同Oliver Sacks 為神經科學所寫的散文,以及Stephen Jay Gould為古生物學所寫的著作。」
--《紐約時報》(The New York times)/Michiko Kakutani 

在這本書中,作者闡述了工作與愛,並且結合兩者便能克服萬難的故事。回憶她在明尼蘇達鄉間的童年生活,她永不妥協的母親,以及鼓勵做實驗的父親。她如何在科學中找到避風港,如何心手相連地從事實驗室工作,以及實驗工作帶來無可避免的失望與勝利,還有讓人歡呼的科學發現。

這本書的核心,是作者與一位聰明卻受過傷害的男人之間的故事,他們來回穿梭於美國中西部,越過大西洋到北極,在夏威夷成立了實驗室,並且把那裏當作自己的家。

Hope Jahren建立的三間實驗室,分別研究樹、花、種子與土壤,Lab Girl不僅是一本研究植物的專書,更是一部關於從事科學研究的女性回憶錄,一幅綿長友誼的動人畫像。它用嶄新的雙眼觀看植物,引領讀者看見草葉與花瓣美麗又複雜的作用機制,這本書將改變你看待自然界的方式。


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."







詳細資料

誠品26碼 /2681296715007
ISBN 13 /9781101874936
ISBN 10 /1101874937
EAN /9781101874936

頁數304
裝訂精裝
級別
語言英文
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