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SNAB AS Reading list

Topic 1: Lifestyle, health and risk
The following resources include material we think teachers/lecturers and students might find informative, enjoyable or even inspirational. The list is not definitive nor exhaustive and there is no expectation that students should be required to read from this list. Students may find the list useful as a guide for their wider reading, whilst teachers/lecturers may be provided with useful background information. If you would like us to add titles to the list, please contact the SNAB team with your suggestions.

Banks I. and Needell T. (2002) The man manual: 120,000BC to present day, all models, shapes, sizes and colours – the step-by-step guide to men's health. Yeovil: Haynes Publishing Group. ISBN: 1859609317. Banks I. (2004) The woman manual: the practical step-by-step guide to women's health, for men. Yeovil: Haynes Publishing Group. ISBN: 1844251829. These two books are aimed at males who wouldn’t be seen dead reading a ‘healthy living’ book. They are written in exactly the same format as the Haynes workshop manuals for car maintenance and include technical illustrations, fault-finding charts and reference material. The content has been overseen by a female ‘agony aunt’ and they are also illustrated with very amusing cartoons. If you are too embarrassed to ask about any medical or health issue, look no further. Excellent for females too! The British Nutrition Foundation ‘Information: nutrition and health’ section. The British Nutrition Foundation has some excellent fact sheets and briefing papers available on-line, with further in-depth reports that can be ordered. There are a variety of relevant fact sheets on heart disease and stroke, obesity, under-nutrition and diet and cancer, amongst others, within the ‘nutrition and health’ subsection of the ‘information’ section. Henderson M. (ed) in association with the British Medical Association Board of Science (1987) Living with Risk. London: Penguin Books. ISBN: 0140125043. Although this is now rather old, it is still a useful factual guide to lifestyle risks. It is aimed primarily at health professionals but is readable enough to have won the RhonePoulenc (now Aventis) Science Books Prize. Lawrence F. (2004) Not on the label: what really goes into the food on your plate. London: Penguin Books. ISBN: 0141015667. This is not a book published by the food industry, but a thought-provoking look at the food industry by one of its critics. If we as consumers demand all-year-round, easy to prepare and ready-made food, we have to accept the processes that make it possible at a cheap price, or do something about changing our own diets.

Salters-Nuffield Advanced Biology, Pearson Education Ltd 2008. © University of York Science Education Group. This sheet may have been altered from the original.


how such chemicals are inter-converted. which are broadcast once a week for about 5 weeks in the Spring. Pearson Education Ltd 2008. being blamed for the nation’s obesity and this is a rational and objective view of their chemistry and roles in organisms. the safety of everything from household items to nuclear waste and the risks associated with them. (1999) The chemistry of life. London: Penguin Books. health and risk The Reith lectures on the BBC website. Health. Steven Rose has been a significant contributor to the popularisation of science and is frequently on TV and radio. ISBN: 0854049592. http://www. safety and risk has been produced in order to help bring about a better understanding of these concepts. It is aimed at teachers of the 11-19 age range and contains teachers' notes. photocopiable student worksheets and answers. (2001) Health. They were part of the Corporation’s mission to educate as well as entertain. Rose S. rather than the molecules and should be required reading for any budding biochemist. 2 . and Holman J. Cambridge: Royal Society of Chemistry. which interestingly is where James Watson’s interests turned as well.SNAB AS Reading list Topic 1: Lifestyle. These ideas of health. London: The latest edition of one of the ‘Advanced Series of Unilever Educational Booklets’ aimed at post-16 students and their teachers. ISBN: 0140272739. the first director general of the The Reith lectures were started in 1948 by Sir John (later Lord Reith). Fats are currently ‘high-profile’. Shipton M. The media bombard us all with information about the effect of various factors on our health. This sheet may have been altered from the original. and how cells maintain their structures and special functions. background information. Developments in molecular biology are reflected in this latest edition but this is still a book about the chemicals of life. Salters-Nuffield Advanced Biology. This classic book has been reprinted and reedited many times since it was first published in 1966 and covers the chemistry of living cells. Rose’s main research interest is now memory and the workings of the human mind. We have still included this booklet in the list as it is a useful resource and many centres will already have copies. The archive section goes back to 1997 and these lectures can be downloaded and listened to if you have a programme like ‘Real Player’. and every year notable individuals from different fields give a series of lectures on topical and relevant themes. This resource was written by the Royal Society of Chemistry School Teacher Fellow from 1999-2000. (2002) Fats and Oils. It is more chemical than biological in its slant but still contains useful material. safety and risk are often poorly understood. Warren 4th edition. Note: Unilever Educational Booklets are no longer available. Several of the lecture themes are relevant to SNAB topics. safety and risk: looking after each other at school and the world of work. © University of York Science Education Group.