A History of the World in Six Glasses

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?

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  • Author : Tom Standage
  • Publisher : Anchor Canada
  • Pages : 320 pages
  • ISBN : 0307375110
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 54 reviews
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A History of the World in Six Glasses

A History of the World in Six Glasses
  • Author : Tom Standage
  • Publisher : Anchor Canada
  • Release : 08 January 2010
GET THIS BOOKA History of the World in Six Glasses

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

A History of the World in 6 Glasses

A History of the World in 6 Glasses
  • Author : Tom Standage
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release : 26 May 2009
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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

A History of the World in 6 Glasses

A History of the World in 6 Glasses
  • Author : Tom Standage
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release : 16 May 2006
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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
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release : 01 July 2009
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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

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The Neptune File
  • Author : Tom Standage
  • Publisher : Berkley Publishing Group
  • Release : 01 November 2001
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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.

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Writing on the Wall
  • Author : Tom Standage
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release : 10 October 2013
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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

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Glass
  • Author : Alan Macfarlane,Gerry Martin
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 01 October 2002
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The role of glass in shaping the world's history, art, and scientific achievement is made plain in this fascinating study of a ubiquitous yet absolutely essential manmade substance. (History)

And a Bottle of Rum

And a Bottle of Rum
  • Author : Wayne Curtis
  • Publisher : Broadway Books
  • Release : 04 February 2009
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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

Drink

Drink
  • Author : Iain Gately
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 03 July 2008
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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

A History of the World in Sixteen Shipwrecks

A History of the World in Sixteen Shipwrecks
  • Author : Stewart Gordon
  • Publisher : ForeEdge from University Press of New England
  • Release : 05 May 2015
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Roman triremes of the Mediterranean. The treasure fleet of the Spanish Main. Great ocean liners of the Atlantic. Stories of disasters at sea fire the imagination as little else can, whether the subject is a historical wreck - the Titanic or the Bismark - or the recent capsizing of a Mediterranean cruise ship. Shipwrecks also make for a new and very different understanding of world history. A History of the World in Sixteen Shipwrecks explores the ages-long, immensely hazardous, persistently

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)
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  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 02 June 2019
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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

A Short History of Drunkenness

A Short History of Drunkenness
  • Author : Mark Forsyth
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release : 08 May 2018
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From the internationally bestselling author of The Etymologicon, a lively and fascinating exploration of how, throughout history, each civilization has found a way to celebrate, or to control, the eternal human drive to get sloshed “An entertaining bar hop though the past 10,000 years.”—The New York Times Book Review Almost every culture on earth has drink, and where there’s drink there’s drunkenness. But in every age and in every place drunkenness is a little bit different. It can

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
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 22 February 2010
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"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."

A History of the World in 100 Objects

A History of the World in 100 Objects
  • Author : Neil MacGregor
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 06 October 2011
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This book takes a dramatically original approach to the history of humanity, using objects which previous civilisations have left behind them, often accidentally, as prisms through which we can explore past worlds and the lives of the men and women who lived in them. The book's range is enormous. It begins with one of the earliest surviving objects made by human hands, a chopping tool from the Olduvai gorge in Africa, and ends with an object from the 21st century

A History of the World in Six Glasses

A History of the World in Six Glasses
  • Author : Tom Standage
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 02 August 2021
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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