A History of the World in Six Glasses

A History of the World in Six Glasses
Author: Tom Standage
Publsiher: Anchor Canada
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2010-01-08
ISBN 10: 0307375110
ISBN 13: 9780307375117
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of the World in Six Glasses Book Review:

Whatever your favourite tipple, when you pour yourself a drink, you have the past in a glass. You can likely find them all in your own kitchen — beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, cola. Line them up on the counter, and there you have it: thousands of years of human history in six drinks. Tom Standage opens a window onto the past in this tour of six beverages that remain essentials today. En route he makes fascinating forays into the byways of western culture: Why were ancient Egyptians buried with beer? Why was wine considered a “classier” drink than beer by the Romans? How did rum grog help the British navy defeat Napoleon? What is the relationship between coffee and revolution? And how did Coca-Cola become the number one poster-product for globalization decades before the term was even coined?

A History of the World in 6 Glasses

A History of the World in 6 Glasses
Author: Tom Standage
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2009-05-26
ISBN 10: 0802718590
ISBN 13: 9780802718594
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of the World in 6 Glasses Book Review:

The New York Times Bestseller “There aren't many books this entertaining that also provide a cogent crash course in ancient, classical and modern history.” -Los Angeles Times Beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, and Coca-Cola: In Tom Standage's deft, innovative account of world history, these six beverages turn out to be much more than just ways to quench thirst. They also represent six eras that span the course of civilization-from the adoption of agriculture, to the birth of cities, to the advent of globalization. A History of the World in 6 Glasses tells the story of humanity from the Stone Age to the twenty-first century through each epoch's signature refreshment. As Standage persuasively argues, each drink is in fact a kind of technology, advancing culture and catalyzing the intricate interplay of different societies. After reading this enlightening book, you may never look at your favorite drink in quite the same way again.

A History of the World in 6 Glasses

A History of the World in 6 Glasses
Author: Tom Standage
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 311
Release: 2006-05-16
ISBN 10: 0802715524
ISBN 13: 9780802715524
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of the World in 6 Glasses Book Review:

An offbeat history of the world traces the story of humankind from the Stone Age to the twenty-first century from the perspective of six different drinks--beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, and cola--describing their pervasive influence during pivotal eras of world history, from humankind's adoption of agriculture to the advent of globalization. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.

An Edible History of Humanity

An Edible History of Humanity
Author: Tom Standage
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2009-07-01
ISBN 10: 0802719821
ISBN 13: 9780802719829
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Edible History of Humanity Book Review:

The bestselling author of A History of the World in 6 Glasses charts an enlightening history of humanity through the foods we eat. Throughout history, food has done more than simply provide sustenance. It has acted as a tool of social transformation, political organization, geopolitical competition, industrial development, military conflict and economic expansion. An Edible History of Humanity is an account of how food has helped to shape and transform societies around the world, from the emergence of farming in China by 7,500 BCE to today's use of sugar cane and corn to make ethanol. Food has been a kind of technology, a tool that has changed the course of human progress. It helped to found, structure, and connect together civilizations worldwide, and to build empires and bring about a surge in economic development through industrialization. Food has been employed as a military and ideological weapon. And today, in the culmination of a process that has been going on for thousands of years, the foods we choose in the supermarket connect us to global debates about trade, development and the adoption of new technologies. Drawing from many fields including genetics, archaeology, anthropology, ethno-botany and economics, the story of these food-driven transformations is a fully satisfying account of the whole of human history.

The Neptune File

The Neptune File
Author: Tom Standage
Publsiher: Berkley Publishing Group
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2001-11-01
ISBN 10: 9780425181737
ISBN 13: 0425181731
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Neptune File Book Review:

Now in paperback, "The Neptune File" is the first account of the dramatic events surrounding the discovery of the solar system's eighth planet, and the story of two men who were able to see on paper what astronomers looking through telescopes for 200 years did not.

Writing on the Wall

Writing on the Wall
Author: Tom Standage
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-10-10
ISBN 10: 1408842076
ISBN 13: 9781408842072
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writing on the Wall Book Review:

Today we are endlessly connected: constantly tweeting, texting or e-mailing. This may seem unprecedented, yet it is not. Throughout history, information has been spread through social networks, with far-reaching social and political effects. Writing on the Wall reveals how an elaborate network of letter exchanges forewarned of power shifts in Cicero's Rome, while the torrent of tracts circulating in sixteenth-century Germany triggered the Reformation. Standage traces the story of the rise, fall and rebirth of social media over the past 2,000 years offering an illuminating perspective on the history of media, and revealing that social networks do not merely connect us today – they also link us to the past.

And a Bottle of Rum

And a Bottle of Rum
Author: Wayne Curtis
Publsiher: Broadway Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2009-02-04
ISBN 10: 0307512851
ISBN 13: 9780307512857
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

And a Bottle of Rum Book Review:

Now revised, updated, and with new recipes, And a Bottle of Rum tells the raucously entertaining story of this most American of liquors From the grog sailors drank on the high seas in the 1700s to the mojitos of Havana bar hoppers, spirits and cocktail columnist Wayne Curtis offers a history of rum and the Americas alike, revealing that the homely spirit once distilled from the industrial waste of the booming sugar trade has managed to infiltrate every stratum of New World society. Curtis takes us from the taverns of the American colonies, where rum delivered both a cheap wallop and cash for the Revolution; to the plundering pirate ships off the coast of Central America; to the watering holes of pre-Castro Cuba; and to the kitsch-laden tiki bars of 1950s America. Here are sugar barons and their armies conquering the Caribbean, Paul Revere stopping for a nip during his famous ride, Prohibitionists marching against "demon rum," Hemingway fattening his liver with Havana daiquiris, and today's bartenders reviving old favorites like Planter's Punch. In an age of microbrewed beer and single-malt whiskeys, rum--once the swill of the common man--has found its way into the tasting rooms of the most discriminating drinkers. Complete with cocktail recipes for would-be epicurean time-travelers, this is history at its most intoxicating.

Drink

Drink
Author: Iain Gately
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2008-07-03
ISBN 10: 1440631263
ISBN 13: 9781440631269
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Drink Book Review:

A spirited look at the history of alcohol, from the dawn of civilization to the modern day Alcohol is a fundamental part of Western culture. We have been drinking as long as we have been human, and for better or worse, alcohol has shaped our civilization. Drink investigates the history of this Jekyll and Hyde of fluids, tracing mankind's love/hate relationship with alcohol from ancient Egypt to the present day. Drink further documents the contribution of alcohol to the birth and growth of the United States, taking in the War of Independence, the Pennsylvania Whiskey revolt, the slave trade, and the failed experiment of national Prohibition. Finally, it provides a history of the world's most famous drinks-and the world's most famous drinkers. Packed with trivia and colorful characters, Drink amounts to an intoxicating history of the world.

A History of the World in 6 Glasses

A History of the World in 6 Glasses
Author: Tom Standage
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 311
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780739461914
ISBN 13: 0739461915
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of the World in 6 Glasses Book Review:

From beer to Coca-Cola, the six drinks that have helped shape human history. Throughout human history. certain drinks have done much more than just quench thirst. As Tom Standage relates with authority and charm, six of them have had a surprisingly pervasive influence on the course of history, becoming the defining drink during a pivotal historical period. This book tells the story of humanity from the Stone Age to the 21st century through the lens of beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, and cola.

Strange History

Strange History
Author: Bathroom Readers' Institute
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2016-06-01
ISBN 10: 1626866155
ISBN 13: 9781626866157
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strange History Book Review:

Whether it’s B.C. or A.D., you’ll be wondering WTF! This exciting title from the folks at the Bathroom Readers' Institute contains the strangest short history articles from over 30 Bathroom Readers—along with 50 all-new pages. From the 20th century to the Old West, from the Age of Enlightenment to the Dark Ages, from ancient cultures all the way back to the dawn of time, Strange History is overflowing with mysterious artifacts, macabre legends, kooky inventions, reality-challenged rulers, boneheaded blunders, and mind-blowing facts. Read about… The curse of Macbeth Stupid history: Hollywood style The secret LSD experiments of the 1960s In search of the lost “Cloud People” of Peru The Swedish queen who declared war on fleas Unearthing the past with the Outhouse Detectives The Apollo astronaut who swears he saw a UFO How to brew a batch of 5,000-year-old beer The brutal bloodbaths at Rome’s Coliseum Ghostly soup from ancient China The bathroom of the 1970s And much, much more!

Study Guide a History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage SuperSummary

Study Guide  a History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage  SuperSummary
Author: SuperSummary
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 72
Release: 2019-06-02
ISBN 10: 9781071435328
ISBN 13: 1071435329
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Study Guide a History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage SuperSummary Book Review:

SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides that feature detailed chapter summaries and analysis of major themes, characters, quotes, and essay topics. This 72-page guide for "A History of the World in 6 Glasses" by Tom Standage includes detailed chapter summaries and analyses covering 11 chapters and the epilogue, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like Imperialism and Globalization and Religion.

How Carrots Won the Trojan War

How Carrots Won the Trojan War
Author: Rebecca Rupp
Publsiher: Storey Publishing
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-10-07
ISBN 10: 1603427864
ISBN 13: 9781603427869
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Carrots Won the Trojan War Book Review:

Discover why Roman gladiators were massaged with onion juice before battle, how celery contributed to Casanova’s conquests, how peas almost poisoned General Washington, and why some seventeenth-century turnips were considered degenerate. Rebecca Rupp tells the strange and fascinating history of 23 of the world’s most popular vegetables. Gardeners, foodies, history buffs, and anyone who wants to know the secret stories concealed in a salad are sure to enjoy this delightful and informative collection.

The History of the Medieval World From the Conversion of Constantine to the First Crusade

The History of the Medieval World  From the Conversion of Constantine to the First Crusade
Author: S. Wise Bauer
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 746
Release: 2010-02-22
ISBN 10: 0393059758
ISBN 13: 9780393059755
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The History of the Medieval World From the Conversion of Constantine to the First Crusade Book Review:

"Chronicles the period between the 4th and 12th centuries, when rulers in Europe, the Mideast and Asia turned to religious reasons to justify political and military action, a time that included the development of Islam, the crowning of Charlemagne and the rise of the T'ang Dynasty. By the author of The History of the Ancient World."

Salt

Salt
Author: Mark Kurlansky
Publsiher: Vintage Canada
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2011-03-18
ISBN 10: 030736979X
ISBN 13: 9780307369796
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Salt Book Review:

From the award-winning and bestselling author of Cod comes the dramatic, human story of a simple substance, an element almost as vital as water, that has created fortunes, provoked revolutions, directed economies and enlivened our recipes. Salt is common, easy to obtain and inexpensive. It is the stuff of kitchens and cooking. Yet trade routes were established, alliances built and empires secured – all for something that filled the oceans, bubbled up from springs, formed crusts in lake beds, and thickly veined a large part of the Earth’s rock fairly close to the surface. From pre-history until just a century ago – when the mysteries of salt were revealed by modern chemistry and geology – no one knew that salt was virtually everywhere. Accordingly, it was one of the most sought-after commodities in human history. Even today, salt is a major industry. Canada, Kurlansky tells us, is the world’s sixth largest salt producer, with salt works in Ontario playing a major role in satisfying the Americans’ insatiable demand. As he did in his highly acclaimed Cod, Mark Kurlansky once again illuminates the big picture by focusing on one seemingly modest detail. In the process, the world is revealed as never before.

Uncommon Knowledge

Uncommon Knowledge
Author: Tom Standage
Publsiher: Profile Books
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2019-11-07
ISBN 10: 1782835989
ISBN 13: 9781782835981
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Uncommon Knowledge Book Review:

The world can be an amazing place if you know the right questions to ask: How did carrots become orange? What's stopping us from having a four-day week? How can we remove all the broken bits of satellite from orbit? If everything is so terrible, why is the global suicide rate falling? The keen minds of the Economist love to look beyond everyday appearances to find out what really makes things tick. In this latest collection of The Economist Explains, they have gathered together the juiciest fruits of their never-ending quest for answers. For an uncommonly interesting read, take a peek at some Uncommon Knowledge - and pass it on! The world only gets more amazing when discoveries are shared.

Seriously Curious

Seriously Curious
Author: Tom Standage
Publsiher: The Economist
Total Pages: 262
Release: 2018-11-27
ISBN 10: 1541730127
ISBN 13: 9781541730120
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seriously Curious Book Review:

Smart, savvy answers to universal questions, from the highly popular The Economist Explains and Daily Chart blogs-a treat for the knowing, the uninitiated, and the downright curious. Seriously Curious: The Facts and Figures that Turn Our World Upside Down brings together the very best explainers and charts, written and created by top journalists to help us understand such brain-bending conundrums as why Swedes overpay their taxes, why America still allows child marriage, and what the link is between avocados and crime. Subjects both topical and timeless, profound and peculiar, are explained with The Economist's trademark wit and verve. The Economist Explains and its online sister, the Daily Chart, are the two most popular blogs on The Economist's website. Together, these online giants provide answers to the kinds of questions, quirky and serious, that may be puzzling anyone interested in the world around them. Want to know why exorcisms are on the rise in France or how porn consumption changed during a false alarm missile strike warning in Hawaii? We have the answers They are sometimes surprising, often intriguing, and always enlightening.

The Barefoot Spirit

The Barefoot Spirit
Author: Michael Houlihan,Bonnie Harvey,Rick Kushman
Publsiher: Footnotes Press
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2018-11-19
ISBN 10: 9780999504208
ISBN 13: 0999504207
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Barefoot Spirit Book Review:

This New York Times bestselling business paperback chronicles the unlikely opportunities that transformed this unknown novelty label into an American icon. This is the story about how Barefoot Wines helped transform an entire industry from stuffy and intimidating to fun and socially aware.

No no Boy

No no Boy
Author: John Okada
Publsiher: University of Washington Press
Total Pages: 260
Release: 1981
ISBN 10: 9780295955254
ISBN 13: 0295955252
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No no Boy Book Review:

In the aftermath of World War II, Ichiro, a Japanese American, returns home to Seattle to make a new start after two years in an internment camp and two years in prison for refusing to be drafted

Ten Drinks That Changed the World

Ten Drinks That Changed the World
Author: Seki Lynch
Publsiher: Acc Art Books
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2018-09-26
ISBN 10: 9781851499007
ISBN 13: 1851499008
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ten Drinks That Changed the World Book Review:

* The history, rituals and world-changing properties of ten spirits* Includes cocktail recipes* Written by London bartender and poet Seki Lynch, with original illustrations by Tom MaryniakWalk into any bar, in almost any part of the world, and there, on the back shelf you're likely to see Vodka, Gin, Scotch, Bourbon, Brandy, Rum, Shochu, Tequila, Absinthe, Vermouth. These drinks helped shape our culture; inspired authors and painters, brought both anarchy and harmony and even, in some cases, induced mass hysteria. In 10 Drinks That Changed the World, bartender, poet and writer Seki Lynch tells the stories behind the spirits. Tracing the origins of each drink, he dissects the ingredients and locates the first makers, exploring how perceptions and consumption levels have ebbed and flowed through the centuries. Cocktail recipes, lists of artisan makers and insights from the great, good and notorious drinkers of history help complete the résumé for each drink. London artist Tom Maryniak has created original illustrations of each drink for the book.

Summary of A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage

Summary of A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage
Author: Readtrepreneur Publishing
Publsiher: Readtrepreneur Publishing
Total Pages: 82
Release: 2019-05-24
ISBN 10: 9781690404477
ISBN 13: 1690404477
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary of A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage Book Review:

​A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage - Book Summary - Readtrepreneur (Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book but an unofficial summary.) Throughout human history, 6 drinks did much more than just quench thirst. They told the story of humanity from Stone Age to the 21 st century. A History of the World in 6 Glasses is a unique book which tells the history of human through the lens of 6 drinks. They are beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea and cola. These 6 glasses all holds an important standing in the history of humanity. (Note: This summary is wholly written and published by readtrepreneur. It is not affiliated with the original author in any way) "The mouth of a perfectly contented man is filled with beer" - Tom Standage For Tom Standage, each drink is a different kind of catalyst, bringing us closer to where we are today. Each drink has it own unique story and history. You may never look at your favorite drink the same way again! We are our history. Theodore Roosevelt once said that the more you know about the past, the better prepared you are for the future. P.S. We are not makers of history. We are made by history. Learn the history of humanity with this unique lens of 6 glasses. The Time for Thinking is Over! Time for Action! Scroll Up Now and Click on the "Buy now with 1-Click" Button to Download your Copy Right Away! Why Choose Us, Readtrepreneur? - Highest Quality Summaries - Delivers Amazing Knowledge - Awesome Refresher - Clear And Concise Disclaimer Once Again: This book is meant for a great companionship of the original book or to simply get the gist of the original book.