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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LibraryThing ReviewIzvješće korisnika/ca - pbjwelch - LibraryThing
Great literary device to weave together lots of odds and ends about the history of civilization, trade, agriculture, wars, you name it. Best enjoyed with a glass of your favorite beverage, of course. Pročitajte cijelu recenziju
LibraryThing ReviewIzvješće korisnika/ca - marshapetry - LibraryThing
Nice, quick book. Light reading (or listening as the case may be) and informative about the major drinks and how they relate to history. Now I'm dying to try some early history beer but, unfortunately ... Pročitajte cijelu recenziju