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Zooko Wilcox's Top Book Recommendations

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Altered Carbon (Takeshi Kovacs, #1)

Four hundred years from now mankind is strung out across a region of interstellar space inherited from an ancient civilization discovered on Mars. The colonies are linked together by the occasional sublight colony ship voyages and hyperspatial data-casting. Human consciousness is digitally freighted between the stars and downloaded into bodies as a matter of course.

But some things never change. So when ex-envoy, now-convict Takeshi Kovacs has his consciousness and skills downloaded into the body of a nicotine-addicted ex-thug and presented with a catch-22 offer, he really...
Recommended by Zooko Wilcox, and 1 others.

Zooko WilcoxI have vivid memories of the [Altered Carbon] book(s). (Source)

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Good Calories, Bad Calories

Challenging the Conventional Wisdom on Diet, Weight, and Disease

In this groundbreaking book, the result of seven years of research in every science connected with the impact of nutrition on health, award-winning science writer Gary Taubes shows us that almost everything we believe about the nature of a healthy diet is wrong.

For decades we have been taught that fat is bad for us, carbohydrates better, and that the key to a healthy weight is eating less and exercising more. Yet with more and more people acting on this advice, we have seen unprecedented epidemics of...
Recommended by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Zooko Wilcox, and 2 others.

Nassim Nicholas TalebGary Taubes is a true empiricist. I can't believe people hold on to the Platonicity of the thermodynamic theory of diet (calorie in = calorie out). Read it twice, once for the diet, once a a rich document in the history of science. (Source)

Zooko WilcoxWhen it came out ten years ago, it was the definitive study of the history and science of human nutrition in the 20th century. (Source)

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