A History of the World in Six Glasses
Publish date: August 22nd 2006
Publisher: Anchor Canada
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
, Food And Drink
, Book Club
, World History
, Food History
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...
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...
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...
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...
#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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