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Do you have any good textbooks on speciffic biological topics that you personally found intresting/rich in scientific content and well written? As because of the current worlwide events we are stuck at home, it seems like it's a good time to learn something new.

I can personally recomend some textbooks on:

- The Fifth Kingdom by Bryce Kendrick - Well written, fascinating textbook on mycolgy, most of it is avaible online on http://www.mycolog.com/fifthtoc.html

- Brock Biology of Microorganisms(my favorite textbook on microbiology)

- Bacteriology of Humans: An Ecological Perspective(about human microbiome)

-  Physical Biology of the Cell - R. Phillips et all(fascinatic textbook about the topic on the very verge of biology and biophisics)

-  Epigenetics - Amstrong Lyle

- Molecular and Cell Biology of Cancer: When Cells Break the Rules and Hijack Their Own Planet (textbook on cancer)

Bonus: Eating the Sun: Small Musings on a Vast Universe (not a textbook, but a collection of poems about how extraordinary are all the of the mechanisms in which the universe and life works, something we often forget when we study. It's good to make a break sometime to wonder about it all) 

 

 

 

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You might be able to use these books as reference materials or starting points:

- Color Atlas of Hematology - H. Theml, H. Diem, T. Haferlach
- Neuroanatomy: An Atlas of Structures, Sections, and Systems - Duane E. Haines
- Principles of Virology - J. Flint, V. Racaniello, G. Rall, A. Skalka
- ABC of Clinical Genetics - Helen M. Kingston
- Modern Experimental Biochemistry - Rodney F. Boyer
- Gastroenterology: An Illustrated Colour Text - Graham Butcher
- Essential Histology - David H. Cormack
- Structural Bioinformatics - Bourne, Weissig
- Williams Textbook of Endocrinology - Larsen, Kronenberg, Melmed, Polonsky
- Protein Structure, Stability, and Folding - Kenneth P. Murphy
- Guide to Methods in the Biomedical Sciences - Ronald B. Corley

These aren't in any specific order, just some books from around my office and on my PC. They're probably available as PDFs on the surface level internet, and there are many file-sharing sites that have them. Have fun reading!

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