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Books for biology,popular but rigorous? [closed]

There are very goods in physics and mathematics (like Feynman lectures for exemple) that give an elementry but but broad view of their,therefore I'd like for help to find help to find a biology book ...
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Resources for interesting facts about biology [closed]

Are there resources for interesting or fun facts about biology, for example: fastest animal/bird/insect largest organ in human body largest virus largest genome largest de novo synthesized genome ...
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Are sulfates or nitrates common ions in biochemistry (specifically of the body)?

It's a rather broad question but something I'm curious about. I know sulfates tend to be very soluble ions and so don't know nitrates. I also know that phosphates are extremely common in ...
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Doesn't osmosis violate the law of conservation of energy?

Osmosis seems very counter-intuitive to me. I will try to explain my doubt with the following thought experiment: Consider a huge container divided into two by a semi-permeable membrane. We add equal ...
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By what mechanism does taking a shower wake up and energise? [closed]

My personal experience is that a warm or hot shower can make me feel good, alert and energised. I've heard others having similar experiences, some mentioning cold shower as a good method to wake up. ...
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Effects of exercise on the brain

I am well aware of the phenomenon of neurogenesis induced by exercise, as well as the dopamine release that results from exercise. I am really interested in neuropsychology and the effects of exercise ...
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Is it possible for any animals today to have more than one brain?

Is it possible for any organisms in the animal kingdom to have more than one brain?
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A good book for history of biology/biotechnology for lay people

I have many friends who are interested in Biology and want to know more about the subject in general (like a history of biology, from Darwin's theory, to DNA structure discovery, to the human genome ...