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Author Standage, Tom.

Title A history of the world in 6 glasses / Tom Standage.

Imprint New York : Walker & Co. : Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck Publishers, 2005.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Kansas Collection J Schick  394.12 St24h 2005    ---  Lib Use Only
Description viii, 311 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-299) and index.
Contents Beer in Mesopotamia and Egypt: Stone-age brew -- Civilized beer -- Wine in Greece and Rome: The delight of wine -- The imperial vine -- Spirits in the colonial period: High spirits, high seas -- The drinks that built America -- Coffee in the age of reason: the great soberer -- The coffeehouse internet -- Tea and the British Empire: Empires of tea -- Tea power -- Coca-cola and the rise of America: From soda to cola -- Globalization in a bottle.
Summary From beer to Coca-Cola, the six drinks that have helped shape human history. Throughout human history, certain drinks have done much more than just quench thirst. As Tom Standage relates with authority and charm, six of them have had a surprisingly pervasive influence on the course of history, becoming the defining drink during a pivotal historical period. This book tells the story of humanity from the Stone Age to the 21st century through the lens of beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, and cola.
Subject Beverages -- History.
Drinking of alcoholic beverages -- History.
Tea -- History.
Coffee -- History.
Cola drinks -- History.
Beverages. (OCoLC)fst00831042
Coffee. (OCoLC)fst00866301
Cola drinks. (OCoLC)fst00866946
Drinking of alcoholic beverages. (OCoLC)fst00898212
Tea. (OCoLC)fst01144120
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Title History of the world in six glasses
ISBN 9780802715524 (pbk.)
0802715524 (pbk.)
0802714471 (alk. paper)
9780802714473 (alk. paper)

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