A History of the World in 6 Glasses
Score: 3.5
From 15 Ratings

A History of the World in 6 Glasses


  • Author: Tom Standage
  • Release Date : 2009-05-26
  • Genre: World
  • File Size: 19433998 Bytes


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...

Summary of A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage

Summary of A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage


  • Author: Readtrepreneur Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-06-07
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​A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage | Book Summary | Readtrepreneur(Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book but an unofficial summary.)Throughout human history, 6 drinks did much more than just quench thirst. They told the story of humanity from Stone Age to the 21 st century. A History of the World in 6 Glasses is a unique book which tells the history of human through the lens of 6 drinks. They are beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea and cola. These 6 glasses all holds an important standing in the history of humanity.(Note: This summary is wholly written and published by readtrepreneur.com. It is not affiliated with the original author in any way)"The mouth of a perfectly contented man is filled with beer" – Tom StandageFor Tom S...

A History of the World in Six Glasses
Score: 3.5
From 52 Ratings

A History of the World in Six Glasses


  • Author : Tom Standage
  • Publisher : Anchor Canada
  • Release Date : 2010-01-08
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307375117


A History of the World in Six Glasses Book Description :

Whatever your favourite tipple, when you pour yourself a drink, you have the past in a glass. You can likely find them all in your own kitchen — beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, cola. Line them up on the counter, and there you have it: thousands of years of human history in six drinks. Tom Standage opens a window onto the past in this tour of six beverages that remain essentials today. En route he makes fascinating forays into the byways of western culture: Why were ancient Egyptians buried with beer? Why was wine considered a “classier” drink than beer by the Romans? How did rum grog help the British navy defeat Napoleon? What is the relationship between coffee and revolution? And how did Coca-Cola become the number one poster-product for glo...

A History of the World in 6 Glasses
Score: 3.5
From 23 Ratings

A History of the World in 6 Glasses


  • Author : Tom Standage
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2009-05-26
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780802718594


A History of the World in 6 Glasses Book Description :

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, advan...

A History of the World in 6 Glasses
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

A History of the World in 6 Glasses


  • Author : Tom Standage
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2006-05-16
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780802715524


A History of the World in 6 Glasses Book Description :

An offbeat history of the world traces the story of humankind from the Stone Age to the twenty-first century from the perspective of six different drinks--beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, and cola--describing their pervasive influence during pivotal eras of world history, from humankind's adoption of agriculture to the advent of globalization. Reprint. 40,000 first printing....

An Edible History of Humanity
Score: 3.5
From 20 Ratings

An Edible History of Humanity


  • Author : Tom Standage
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2009-07-01
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780802719829


An Edible History of Humanity Book Description :

The bestselling author of A History of the World in 6 Glasses charts an enlightening history of humanity through the foods we eat. Throughout history, food has done more than simply provide sustenance. It has acted as a tool of social transformation, political organization, geopolitical competition, industrial development, military conflict and economic expansion. An Edible History of Humanity is an account of how food has helped to shape and transform societies around the world, from the emergence of farming in China by 7,500 BCE to today's use of sugar cane and corn to make ethanol. Food has been a kind of technology, a tool that has changed the course of human progress. It helped to found, structure, and connect together civilizations worldwide, a...

Writing on the Wall
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Writing on the Wall


  • Author : Tom Standage
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2013-10-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781620402849


Writing on the Wall Book Description :

From the bestselling author of A History of the World in 6 Glasses, the story of social media from ancient Rome to the Arab Spring and beyond. Social media is anything but a new phenomenon. From the papyrus letters that Cicero and other Roman statesmen used to exchange news, to the hand-printed tracts of the Reformation and the pamphlets that spread propaganda during the American and French revolutions, the ways people shared information with their peers in the past are echoed in the present. Standage reminds us how historical social networks have much in common with modern social media. The Catholic Church's dilemmas in responding to Martin Luther's attacks are similar to those of today's large institutions in responding to criticism on the Internet...

A History of the World in Six Glasses
Score: 3.5
From 49 Ratings

A History of the World in Six Glasses


  • Author : Tom Standage
  • Publisher : Anchor Canada
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Alcoholic beverages
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780385660877


A History of the World in Six Glasses Book Description :

Throughout human history, certain drinks have done much more than just quench thirst. Six of them have had a surprisingly pervasive influence on the course of history, becoming the defining drink during a pivotal historical period....

A History of the World in 6 Glasses Summary

A History of the World in 6 Glasses Summary


  • Author : Createspace Independent Pub
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  • Release Date : 2017-11-12
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  • ISBN 10 : 1979397759


A History of the World in 6 Glasses Summary Book Description :

A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage | Book Summary | Readtrepreneur (Disclaimer: This is NOT the original book. If you're looking for the original book, search this link http://amzn.to/2zrUFrc) Throughout human history, 6 drinks did much more than just quench thirst. They told the story of humanity from Stone Age to the 21st century. A History of the World in 6 Glasses is a unique book which tells the history of human through the lens of 6 drinks. They are beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea and cola. These 6 glasses all holds an important standing in the history of humanity. (Note: This summary is wholly written and published by readtrepreneur.com. It is not affiliated with the original author in any way) "The mouth of a perfectly conte...

Glass
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Glass


  • Author : Alan Macfarlane
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2002-10-01
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0226500284


Glass Book Description :

The role of glass in shaping the world's history, art, and scientific achievement is made plain in this fascinating study of a ubiquitous yet absolutely essential manmade substance. (History)...

Uncorking the Past
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Uncorking the Past


  • Author : Patrick E. McGovern
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2009-10-30
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520944688


Uncorking the Past Book Description :

In a lively gastronomical tour around the world and through the millennia, Uncorking the Past tells the compelling story of humanity's ingenious, intoxicating search for booze. Following a tantalizing trail of archaeological, chemical, artistic, and textual clues, Patrick E. McGovern, the leading authority on ancient alcoholic beverages, brings us up to date on what we now know about the creation and history of alcohol, and the role of alcohol in society across cultures. Along the way, he integrates studies in food and sociology to explore a provocative hypothesis about the integral role that spirits have played in human evolution. We discover, for example, that the cereal staples of the modern world were probably domesticated in agrarian societies f...