By Hope Jahren (Knopf, 2016)
“Each beginning is the end of a waiting. We are each given exactly one chance to be. Each of us is both impossible and inevitable. Every replete tree was first a seed that waited.” Geobiologist Hope Jahren shares with us her unusual and inspiring memoirs growing up in the lab of her science professor father and her own forays into the world of science—a field that seldom recognizes the contributions of women, particularly when Jahren came of age. Every young woman should read this book. You’ll look at yourself differently afterwards. You’ll look at trees differently, too.” — Lori Ann Terjesen, NWHM Director of Education
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