Liv asked in Arts & HumanitiesBooks & Authors · 10 years ago

what a good book to read based on the fact that...?

i"m in high school and a really liked biology and plan to tak AP bio.. i wanna be a dr. and human body systems really interest me and how the body works and stuff so i was wondering what a good book would be to read something understandable to a high school student not someone whos already been through med school. i like that stuff but dont want to read a textbook its rec reading ... summer time im bored so any suggestions/book reviews would be appreciated :]

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  • 10 years ago
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    The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot If it's human bio you are interested in, you must read this.

    Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells—taken without her knowledge—became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first “immortal” human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years. If you could pile all HeLa cells ever grown onto a scale, they’d weigh more than 50 million metric tons—as much as a hundred Empire State Buildings. HeLa cells were vital for developing the polio vaccine; uncovered secrets of cancer, viruses, and the atom bomb’s effects; helped lead to important advances like in vitro fertilization, cloning, and gene mapping;

    Other bio.

    Title In the blink of an eye / Andrew Parker.

    Invertabrates, evolution etc

    If you want to do some field work

    Discover nature in water and wetlands : things to know and things to do / Elizabeth P. Lawlor ; with illustrations by Pat Archer

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    10 years ago

    The Overachievers, Alexandra Robbins

    The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth, Alexandra Robbins

    Expecting Adam, Martha Beck

    Lives of a Cell, Late Night Thoughts, The Medusa, The Youngest Science, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewis_Thomas

    The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Musicophilia, The Mind's Eye, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Sacks

    Superfreakonomics, S. Levitt

    Understanding Yourself, Mark Prophet

    Dreams, Marilyn Barrick

    The Great Divorce, C. S. Lewis

    Reviews at http://www.amazon.com/

  • 4 years ago

    First-hand money owed are in general fascinating. Personally, the little that I've learn of Alison Weir's books, I like. I've learn a well little bit of "Guerrilla Prince" through Georgie Geyer and that has been rather first rate as good. "Inside the Cuban Revolution" through Julia E. Sweig may be no longer unhealthy.

  • 10 years ago

    You'll probably get better answers in the Biology section, but Your Inner Fish by Neil Shubin was very good. It was required reading for us, the entire freshman class, for our first year of college and I go to a liberal arts school. I thought it was interesting, and I'm not very sciency :p

    http://www.amazon.com/Your-Inner-Fish-Journey-3-5-...

    You might also be interested in Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species.

    http://www.amazon.com/Origin-Species-150th-Anniver...

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