A History of the World in 6 Glasses

Tom Standage (Author)
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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 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.

Product Details

Price
$18.00  $16.56
Publisher
Walker & Company
Publish Date
April 01, 2006
Pages
311
Dimensions
5.5 X 0.9 X 8.2 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780802715524
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About the Author

Tom Standage is deputy editor of The Economist and author of six history books, including Writing on the Wall, The Victorian Internet, and the New York Times bestseller An Edible History of Humanity. He lives in London

Reviews

"[A HISTORY OF THE WORLD IN 6 GLASSES] is loaded with the kind of data that get talked about at the figurative water cooler...Incisive, illuminating and swift." --Janet Maslin, The New York Times