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A History of the World in Six Glasses - Tom Standage
A History of the World in Six Glasses
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780385660877 (0385660871)
Publisher: Anchor Canada
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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Elentarri's Book Blog
Elentarri's Book Blog rated it
2.5 A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage
The author provides an interesting perspective on the influence that various drinks had on civilization, culture and the spread of ideas and empires from the Stone Age to the 21st Century. He starts of with beer in Mesopotamia and Egypt; progresses to wine in Greece and Rome; then the concoction an...
Tannat
Tannat rated it
4.0 A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage
This book discusses the rise of six drinks as alternatives to water and some of it was actually rather interesting. Some of it was known to me, of course, but the couple of chapters for each drink gave a nice overview and I did learn a few things. I shouldn't have to praise this but no physical desc...
Lora's Rants and Reviews
Lora's Rants and Reviews rated it
5.0 The History of the World in Six Glasses
by Tom Standage Non-fiction This is a fascinating book that covers the effects that six significant beverages have had on the shaping of history; beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea and cola. I had already known about the ancient origins of beer, but learning that wine was originally distilled by...
hpagano
hpagano rated it
5.0 A History of the World in 6 Glasses
What an awesome book, a fascinating perspective on history. This is the kind of book that had me constantly badgering my husband to listen to the dozen cool new things I just learned from that day's chapter. Standage told a coherent history from hunter gatherer times to modern day, and it didn't f...
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nouveau rated it
4.0 A History of the World in Six Glasses
#3 on the histories of everyday objects list, Standage's overview of beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, and cola succeeds in what is actually a sort of difficult writing exercise--finding the special in the mundane, in one sense; and showing how everyday objects impacted history. the book is not perf...
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