I've been thinking a lot about applying to do Zoology or Biological Sciences at University next year but I don't know where to start in regards to what to read.
I've tried 'On the Origin of Species' and some Dawkins books but I'm stuck for what else to go for. Any suggestions?
Recommended reading for Zoology/Biological sciences? Watch
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- 20-06-2016 00:01
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Have a look at course structures to get and idea of what will be taught and read around those topics. Look for online lectures, youtube videos etc.
- 26-06-2016 01:01
Hi! I've applied to study biology but once was considering zoology, so a few of these recommendations are animal-orientated. They're less sort of text-book academics but they're all really interesting and are great to slip in to a personal statement.
Life Ascending: The Ten Great Inventions of Evolution by Nick Lane
Power, Sex, Suicide: Mitochondria and the meaning of life by Nick Lane
The Diversity of Life by E. O. Wilson
Planet of Viruses by Carl Zimmer
The Epigenetic Revolution by Nessa Carey
Junk DNA by Nessa Carey
Genome by Matt Ridley
The Life of Vertebrates by John Zachary Young
I, Superorganism: Learning to Love Your Inner Ecosystem by Jon Turney
The Trials of Life by David Attenborough
Hopefully these will help get you started!