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does anyone know of any interesting/good non-fiction science books?
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does anyone know of any interesting/good non-fiction science books?
That's very vague, is there any specific part of biology that you are particularly interested in?

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A bit too vague...

I'm currently reading for my personal statement:
-'Power, Sex, Suicide: Mitochondria and the Meaning of Life' by Nick Lane
-'Epigenetics Revolution' by Nessa Carey

The first book touches on evolutionary cell biology and the importance of mitochondria in cellular processes such as the release of cytochrome c to initate apoptosis via the caspase cascade. It's very readable.

The second one talks about gene expression explores topics such as induced pluripotent stem cells, sex and the effect of the environment on the epigenome. Again, this is quite readable.

You need to be a bit more specific though. You didn't provide information on what specific topics of biology.
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A bit too vague...

I'm currently reading for my personal statement:
-'Power, Sex, Suicide: Mitochondria and the Meaning of Life' by Nick Lane
-'Epigenetics Revolution' by Nessa Carey

The first book touches on evolutionary cell biology and the importance of mitochondria in cellular processes such as the release of cytochrome c to initate apoptosis via the caspase cascade. It's very readable.

The second one talks about gene expression explores topics such as induced pluripotent stem cells, sex and the effect of the environment on the epigenome. Again, this is quite readable.

You need to be a bit more specific though. You didn't provide information on what specific topics of biology.
thankyou so much for your reply, I will definitely look into these books. I like books about evolution and the human body and anatomy, I enjoy neurology books too but the ones i've read include a lot of 'medical' language that's hard to understand.
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Selfish Gene- Richard Dawkins

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das good
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That's very vague, is there any specific part of biology that you are particularly interested in?

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Thank you for your reply.I've read a lot of neurology books but the language isn't simple enough for me to understand, that is a lot of 'medical' language.I love books about evolution and human anatomy books.I enjoyed reading 'Homo sapiens-a brieef history of human kind' which discussed evolution.
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thank you.
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Thank you for your reply.I've read a lot of neurology books but the language isn't simple enough for me to understand, that is a lot of 'medical' language.I love books about evolution and human anatomy books.I enjoyed reading 'Homo sapiens-a brieef history of human kind' which discussed evolution.
If you want a book that discusses evolution from a more anthropological and homo sapiens perspective (for a different pov), Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari is a good read.

I would say Dawkins' books, (A Selfish Gene, An Extended Phenotype, The Blind Watchmaker, The Ancestor's tale etc...) are all quite insightful and accessible.

The diversity of life- EO Wilson was a good read as well. Introduces the concept of biodiversity which is quite fascinating.

One of my favourites is A Third Chimpanzee by Jared Diamond, as he is both an accessible writer and he brings insight from many different fields of study.
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If you want a book that discusses evolution from a more anthropological and homo sapiens perspective (for a different pov), Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari is a good read.

I would say Dawkins' books, (A Selfish Gene, An Extended Phenotype, The Blind Watchmaker, The Ancestor's tale etc...) are all quite insightful and accessible.

The diversity of life- EO Wilson was a good read as well. Introduces the concept of biodiversity which is quite fascinating.

One of my favourites is A Third Chimpanzee by Jared Diamond, as he is both an accessible writer and he brings insight from many different fields of study.
thank you so much for your recommendations, very useful.
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thank you so much for your recommendations, very useful.
No problem happy reading!
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