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Old 09-21-2013, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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For someone who wants to learn the basics on my own time, just for the general knowledge, are there any books and/or websites that you guys would recommend that I check out for the following?
  • Applied Sciences (includes Environmental Science, Food Science, Forestry and Urban Planning)
  • Biology (includes Anatomy, Botany, Microbiology, Paleontology and Physiology)
  • Chemistry (includes Food chemistry)
  • Earth Sciences (includes Climatology, Ecology, Geology, Lithology, Meteorology, Mineralogy and Oceanography)
  • Economics (includes Macroeconomics and Microeconomics)
  • Physics
  • Zoology (includes Entomology, Herpetology, Ichthyology, Mammalogy and Ornithology)
  • Social Sciences (includes Anthropology, Archaeology, Criminology, Psychology and Sociology)
I know that is a lot that I am asking. I will definitely get around to all of them eventually, and also seeing which one really spikes my interest.

Thank you!
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Old 09-21-2013, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Kingston, ON
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Check out www.khanacademy.org. They have easy-to-understand videos on all levels of math, from adding one-digit numbers through differential equations, as well as biology, physics, chemistry, and organic chemistry, as well as a system, if you sign on, where you can keep track of your progress. In particular, they have a lot of videos on both macro and micro-economics.
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Old 09-24-2013, 11:21 AM
 
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What the Nose Knows is a great easy to read book about the chemical senses (mainly olfaction): What the Nose Knows | Avery Gilbert
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Old 09-26-2013, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Sarasota, FL
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The Great Courses® - Audio & Video Lectures from The World -- That's The Teaching Company. It's insanely expensive per course, but all excellent. For those who are worried about the cost, a simple thepiratebay search for "TTC" will get you all of their courses for no charge.
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Old 10-21-2013, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Holland
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Also use Coursera and edX. Both are good sites with courses on different kinds of levels.
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Old 10-27-2013, 01:53 AM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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Awesome URLs. Thanks guys!
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Old 01-25-2014, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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And if anyone else has any other URL's to share, feel free
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Old 02-02-2014, 06:34 PM
 
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Chemistry2011: Main Branches of Chemistry

Most people, including myself, think chemistry is just "chemistry." But there are branches like the others. Here is a link that shows most of the branches of chemistry.

MIT OpenCourseWare | Free Online Course Materials
MIT opencourseware

Different Branches in Physics
Website showing the branches in physics. I am curious where quantum mechanics would fall in this list.

Why isn't the URL tag working.....
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Old 02-02-2014, 07:32 PM
 
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Regarding earth sciences: Lithology/stratigraphy and mineralogy would better be learned after introductory courses in physical geology and historical geology. Too, general chemistry and college physics, and their perquisites, will help understanding what you want to learn.
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Old 04-26-2014, 02:55 PM
 
Location: Fairfax County, VA
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I've been busy with college, so I haven't had much time at all to start learning new or retaining any of what I asked in the original post.

A few days ago, I did discover Spark Charts and Quick Study. Would those be a good place for me to start off, then progress on to something a lot more detailed later on?
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