A tour through the human genome, stopping on each chromosome to explore what it has to tell us about ourselves. A nice read.
A good introduction to the new web standards (XHTML & CSS), why you should use them in your websites, and how you can get started. Zeldman is an entertaining writer, though he sometimes overbears when it comes to pressing the case for standards. Perhaps his primary audience (web designers used to hacky html) need this sort of jackhammer treatment.
Anyway, after reading this book I’m looking forward to redesigning my site.
Part of the Zone diet involves determining the ‘block count’ of protein, carbohydrate, and fat in your food. This book is an index of the block counts for various kinds of food. I don’t use it, though, as I mainly just rely on estimation. Basically a waste of money unless you’re really into this sort of thing.