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    DescriptionThroughout human history, certain drinks have done much more than simply quench our thirst. As Tom Standage relates with easy authority and charm, six of them - beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea and cola - have had a surprisingly pervasive influence on the course of history during pivotal epochs. From humankind's adoption of agriculture and the birth of cities to the advent of globalization, Standage reveals the intricate interplay of different civilizations by appreciating each drink as a kind of technology, a catalyst for advancing culture. After reading his clever and enlightened book, you may never look at your favourite drink in quite the same way again.


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    Title
    A History of the World in 6 Glasses
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tom Standage
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 312
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781843545958
    ISBN 10: 1843545950
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25520
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.0
    DC22: 394.12
    BISAC V2.8: SOC005000
    Thema V1.0: NHB
    Publisher
    ATLANTIC BOOKS
    Imprint name
    ATLANTIC BOOKS
    Publication date
    14 June 2007
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Tom Standage is business editor at The Economist and author of The Turk, The Neptune File and The Victorian Internet. He has also written for publications including the Guardian, Daily Telegraph, New York Times and Wired. He holds a degree in engineering and computer science from Oxford University and is the least musical member of a musical family. He is married and lives in London.
    Review quote
    "'A thoroughly entertaining, nicely-written book filled with snappy little anecdotes and amusing asides... Delightful' Joe Queenan 'As refreshing as a cool glass of beer on a hot day and as stimulating as that first cup of coffee in the morning. There aren't many books this entertaining that also provide a cogent crash course in ancient, classical and modern history' LA Times"