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  1. #1 Help a science noob out 
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    Hello, all

    I am new here and wanted to ask a few questions'

    I hope someone can be so kind and help me find myself again i am completely lost.

    I am 25 years old and going back to school and need major refreshing in my science study.

    So the question i want to ask is what books' can i get to study from what i was told i would need

    Books in Life science, Physical science, and earth and space science.

    What would the experts recommend?

    where should i start? i dropped out of school in 9th grade (i know i was stupid!)

    Instead of bashing me and making me feeling bad about my dumb-self i would rather for someone to please help me out.

    Thanks, for taking the time to read this.


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    I would say visit your local Half Price Books or comparable used bookstore and pick up some recent textbooks on these topics. The newest books the better. Biology by either Miller or Campbell are good choices. Anthropology by Ember and Ember is good. These are each standards for a reason: they're concise but fairly comprehensive and they're rather easy to follow for non-science types.


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    I second SW's recommendation of Campbell's Biology, it's a great text for the beginner biology student.
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    Let me congratulate you on choosing your current path. So many people are content to scrape through life and remain ignorant. You have my respect!
    Disclaimer: I do not declare myself to be an expert on ANY subject. If I state something as fact that is obviously wrong, please don't hesitate to correct me. I welcome such corrections in an attempt to be as truthful and accurate as possible.

    "Gullibility kills" - Carl Sagan
    "All people know the same truth. Our lives consist of how we chose to distort it." - Harry Block
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    [quote="Science Noob"]Hello, all

    I am new here and wanted to ask a few questions'

    I hope someone can be so kind and help me find myself again i am completely lost.

    I am 25 years old and going back to school and need major refreshing in my science study.

    So the question i want to ask is what books' can i get to study from what i was told i would need

    Books in Life science, Physical science, and earth and space science.

    What would the experts recommend?

    where should i start? i dropped out of school in 9th grade (i know i was stupid!)

    Instead of bashing me and making me feeling bad about my dumb-self i would rather for someone to please help me out.



    If you dropped out of high school in the 9th grade, you are probably way behind in math. I strongly recommend going to your local junioir college for classes in remedial mathematics -- basically high school algebra.
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    I definitely applaud you for going back to pump up your brain!

    Make sure you don't give up when it gets tough, because it will! The harder it gets to do, the harder you cling onto it and declare "I WILL NOT LET IT GO!"

    Study hard.
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