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    We have a school project for this semester -- a book report on ANY nonfiction book (it has to be a good one, though).

    I was wondering if you guys had any suggestions. I need something that I can write a paper on and perhaps be able to search up differing views on.

    Perhaps something in nutrition? Perhaps just a book that's really thought provoking? Anything would help!

    and i'll post my essay once i'm done with it
    feel free to take a look at my journal!

    http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...primal-journal!

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    "Good Calories Bad Calories" Gary Taubes
    I didn't like the rules you gave me, so I made some of my own.

    Strong people are harder to kill than weak people, and more useful in general. - Mark Rippetoe

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    • #3
      perfect health diet by jaminet.

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        Lierre Keith "The Vegetarian Myth"

        Richard Wrangham "Catching Fire"

        Michael Pollan "In Defense of Food", "The Omnivore's Dilemma", "The Botany of Desire"

        +1 on "The Perfect Health Diet"

        I wouldn't call GCBC a good book. Interesting, great material, but dry as a bone. And long.

        Gordo

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        • #5
          Richard Dawkins - The Selfish Gene is great, keeping with the evolutionary theme. If we can use the evolutionary axiom to say all of that about human nature, we can certainly form a hypothesis that the healthfulness of particular types of food are optimal for gene propagation, and they'll depend upon evolutionary adaptation. Or so the hypothesis goes, anyway. Evolutionary nutrition has to do the same thing that evolutionary psychology has done/needs to do and that is demonstrate the hypothesis empirically.
          Stabbing conventional wisdom in its face.

          Anyone who wants to talk nutrition should PM me!

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          • #6
            I'll vote for Richard Wrangham, "Catching Fire".

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            • #7
              Originally posted by gordo View Post
              I wouldn't call GCBC a good book. Interesting, great material, but dry as a bone. And long.

              Gordo
              I didn't say it was an easy read, but for his project it is both thought provoking and bound in nutrition. It would be a great book for the centerpiece of a research paper.
              I didn't like the rules you gave me, so I made some of my own.

              Strong people are harder to kill than weak people, and more useful in general. - Mark Rippetoe

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              • #8
                Not nutrition related, but "Three cups of tea" by Greg Mortenson is definitely in the thought-provoking department.
                My Journal

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by federkeil View Post
                  It would be a great book for the centerpiece of a research paper.
                  Agreed. Reading the OP, I visualized "book report" more than "research paper". Maybe we need more information about the project.

                  Gordo

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                  • #10
                    For something completely different: Dave Ramsey's Total Money Makeover or Financial Peace
                    Most people don't realize how much energy it takes for me to pretend to be normal.

                    If I wanted to listen to an asshole, I'd fart.

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