A History of the World in 6 Glasses

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Author(s): Tom Standage
Genre: Cooking, History
Original Publish Date: May 26, 2009
Product Number: EB00637299
Released: Feb 23, 2016
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
ISBN: #9780802718594
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
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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.

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Author(s): Tom Standage
Narrator(s): Sean Runnette
Genre: Cooking, History
Product Number DD0178
Released: Mar 20, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781452601496
eAudio
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Author(s): Tom Standage
Narrator(s): Sean Runnette
Genre: Cooking, History
Product Number Z100088377
Released: Feb 02, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781452621494

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