I am becoming increasingly interested in the science and mathematics and was wondering if you could offer some advice.
I didn't do well at school (Lazy, uninterested) however later in life have found I am very interested in a number of areas. I'm studying a distance course in Astrobiology via Coursera (Uni of Princeton) but find myself wishing I'd paid more attention in biology, chemistry and physics. I have been teaching myself mathematics and am at a good standard of pre-calculus (confident with trig and algebra, exponents etc).
Can anybody recommend a book which gives a good (but probably relatively shallow) introduction to the key sciences upon which I can build? Or at least so that when basics like cell structure and fundamental physics are involved, I'm not constantly required to search online?
Does such a rounded book exist?
Hope you can help!