A History of the World in Six Glasses
Doubleday Canada, 8. sij 2010. - Broj stranica: 320
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 globalization decades before the term was even coined?
From the Hardcover edition.
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Review: A History of the World in 6 GlassesIzvješće korisnika/ca - Ed Callahan - Goodreads
We can approach world history from a number of perspectives. Standage brings us a unique view which combines history with food anthropology. The result is a readable and very entertaining text. While ... Pročitajte cijelu recenziju
Review: A History of the World in 6 GlassesIzvješće korisnika/ca - Goodreads
Couldn't finish this one. Listened to about half of it and just couldn't do anymore. I thought the premise was really interesting and parts of the book were as well. However, it was dry and boring to ... Pročitajte cijelu recenziju