A Natural History of Beer

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5.8 X 1.0 X 8.8 inches | 1.05 pounds
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About the Author

Rob DeSalle is a curator at the Sackler Institute for Comparative Biology and the Program for Microbial Research, American Museum of Natural History, New York City. Ian Tattersall is curator emeritus, Division of Anthropology, American Museum of Natural History.


"Contains keen observations on our species' curious relationship with beer in all its frothy-or-flat, black-or-golden glory."--Jazz Shaw, The Washington Examiner
"A thoroughly satisfying literary effort."--Larry Marschall, Natural History magazine
"A Natural History of Beer traverses time and geography to bring the story of beer and its cultural significance to life."--M.H. Albro, Choice
"Forced to choose between this book and a pint of hazy IPA, I would be at a loss. Better to consume them at the same time--both will go down easily, and leave you in an improved condition."--Bill McKibben, author of Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?
"As a 'natural' follow-up to A Natural History of Wine, the sequel on beer--a supreme technological achievement of humankind--should prove equally informative and even more engaging for the general reader."--Patrick McGovern, Scientific Director, Biomolecular Archaeology Project, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
"A thorough, thoughtful exploration of the many facets of 'the most social of beverages, ' which will appeal to beer lovers and general readers alike."--Theresa McCulla, American Brewing History Initiative, National Museum of American History
"DeSalle and Tattersall deliver a fun, factual, focused look at how beer first happened, how it happens every day, and just what's going on when it lands on your tongue."--Lew Bryson, Senior Drinks Writer for the Daily Beast