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The NEA Big Read: Big Read 2020: Lab Girl

Programming in celebration of the NEA Big Read, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

"Lab Girl" Book Reviews and Resources

nea big read panel discussion 5/4/20 7pm

Galesburg Public Library's 2020 NEA Big Read schedule in celebration of Hope Jahren's Lab Girl

Note: Many of these events will be rescheduled. Monitor GPL Facebook Events for current information.

Botany Books at Hewes Library...a sampling

Seven Flowers

"Drawing on sources both ancient and modern, and featuring lush full-color illustrations and gorgeous line art throughout, Potter examines our changing relationship with these potent plants and the effects they had on civilizations through the ages."

In the Shadow of Slavery

"Explores the wealth of plant life brought to the Americas by slaves and slave ships as provisions, medicines, cordage and bedding, and afterwards cultivated in garden plots. "

Sunflowers

"Unraveling the interplay between human cultures and the biology of these spectacular blooms over the last six thousand years, Sunflowers explores our persistent fascination with this family and how our uses of the plants have changed over millennia."

Botanical Sketchbooks

"Recording the world of plant and animal life and documenting the strange beauty of the natural world have been human passions ever since the first cave paintings.
This exquisite visual compendium of botanical sketches by eighty artists from around the world brings these personal and vividly spontaneous records back into the light."

Explorers' Botanical Notebook

"This book follows the journey of over 80 pioneering botanists and the important findings and collections they have made. It includes each journey and routes taken with the help of maps and personal notes."

Grafts

"Moving across disciplinary lines, Grafts combines the lessons of plant science with the history of philosophy, semiotics, literary compositions, and political theory."

Brilliant Green

"In this book, a leading plant scientist offers a new understanding of the botanical world and a passionate argument for intelligent plant life. Are plants intelligent? Can they solve problems, communicate, and navigate their surroundings?"

The Secret Wisdom of Nature

"In this tour of an almost unfathomable world, Wohlleben describes the fascinating interplay between animals and plants and answers such questions as: How do they influence each other? Do lifeforms communicate across species boundaries? And what happens when this finely tuned system gets out of sync?"

The Evolution of Plants

"The Evolution of Plants blends evidence from the fossil record and data from biomolecular studies to tell the story of plant evolution from the earliest forms of life to the present day."

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