Long story short I'm a American dreamer (a immigrant brought to the USA as a child but is illegal) and recently returned to my home country and not knowing the language here have had a hard time at school I am now 22 and think I can finally get somewhere I just need to teach my self Biology and Chemistry (Childhood dream was to be a biologist of some sorts) but I don't know where to start.

Can anyone recommend and books how how I should start my studying? I need to learn this stuff to be able to get into a university here. I wan't to start from the start and work my way up to University level.

Any sort of help would be greatly appreciated

Thank you in advance

Edit: TLDR: Basically I'm asking how I can home school my self to learn Biology and Chemistry to be able to get into a University and learn Biology and Chemistry on a University degree.

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    $\begingroup$ Possible duplicate of Books for beginners. There are also other posts that are more specific (such as Very introductory online source of information in evolutionary biology e.g.) that can be of interest to you. $\endgroup$
    – Remi.b
    Commented May 9, 2018 at 20:35
  • $\begingroup$ I am sorry you've been evicted from the US to a country you know little about and don't speak the local language. As unfair as this situation sounds to me, I would like to reassure by saying that you will quickly learn this new language and will be able to attend classes like anyone else. Hopefully, this country has a decent education system and you will be able to pursue your education as you please. $\endgroup$
    – Remi.b
    Commented May 9, 2018 at 20:44
  • $\begingroup$ For chemistry, please see on chemistry.SE $\endgroup$
    – Remi.b
    Commented May 9, 2018 at 20:53
  • $\begingroup$ The stated clearly series is a good introduction to evolutionary concepts, youtube.com/channel/UC_cznB5YZZmvAmeq7Y3EriQ. Personally I like Richard Dawkins books like the selfish gene and the extended phenotype, they are also fairly easy to come by. $\endgroup$
    – John
    Commented May 9, 2018 at 21:03


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