The Body by Bill Bryson

The Body: A Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson was published in 2019 and is a very readable and comprehensive book about the human body covering interesting aspects of anatomy, physiology, disease, the history of medical science, the immune system, conception and birth, and much more. The author includes amusing (and sometimes horrifying) anecdotes to … Continue reading The Body by Bill Bryson

Novare General Biology – Review & Giveaway!

      Classical Academic Press has added Novare Science and Math to their already excellent educational offerings. I received a copy of Novare General Biology for review purposes and have been using it with my 15-year-old daughter. The book was published this year and is so up to date that it contains an appendix … Continue reading Novare General Biology – Review & Giveaway!

Free stuff for the Study of the Human Body – Updated

Some free stuff we're using for studying the human body: August 2017: some of the links I originally put here don't work anymore so here are the updated ones: The website http://www.ue.net/body-eng/ contained the text from 'Your Body & How it Works' by Dr. J. D. Ratcliff, the author of  I Am Joe's Body. I … Continue reading Free stuff for the Study of the Human Body – Updated

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

    For many years scientists had been trying to grow human cells outside of the human body in order to have a continuous (immortal) line of cells that would constantly replenish and that could be used to study any number of things,  especially viruses. Mouse cells had been cultured successfully, but every attempt to … Continue reading The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Highschool Biology with Living Books: Mr Tompkins Inside Himself…

Mr Tompkins Inside Himself  by George Gamow & Martynas Ycas 274 pages Illustrated with black pen drawings 1967 edition This book has been part of Benj's Science this term. He's also been working through Understanding Physics by Isaac Asimov this year, which he really enjoys. He wasn't keen on doing any more Biology but I … Continue reading Highschool Biology with Living Books: Mr Tompkins Inside Himself…

Science & Natural History with a 15 Year old Boy

In my last post I shared some thoughts on coming to Ambleside Online late, and the adjustments I made with my older children. This post follows on from some of what I wrote there as it concerns Benj who started AO when he was 12 years of age. He is nearing the end of AO … Continue reading Science & Natural History with a 15 Year old Boy