Most widely held works by Tom Standage
A history of the world in 6 glasses by Tom Standage ( Book )
19 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 1,327 libraries worldwide
Presents a comprehensive history of beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, and cola from ancient times through to the twenty-first century, and discusses their individual importance throughout the centuries to culture and society.
The Victorian Internet : the remarkable story of the telegraph and the nineteenth centuryʼs on-line pioneers by Tom Standage ( Book )
14 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and German and held by 1,319 libraries worldwide
For thousands of years people had communicated across distances only as quickly as the fastest ship or horse could travel. Generations of innovators tried to develop speedier messaging devices. Then, in the mid-1800s, a few extraordinary pioneers at last succeeded. Their invention--the telegraph--nullified distance and shrank the world quicker and further than ever before, or since. This book tells the story of the telegraph's creation and remarkable impact, and of the visionaries, oddballs, and eccentrics who pioneered it. By 1865 telegraph cables spanned continents and oceans, revolutionizing the ways countries dealt with one another, giving rise to creative business practices and new forms of crime. Romances blossomed over the wires. The benefits of the network were hyped by advocates and dismissed by skeptics. Government regulators tried and failed to control the new medium. And attitudes toward everything from news gathering to war had to be completely rethought.--From publisher description.
An edible history of humanity by Tom Standage ( Book )
26 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,258 libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: From the bestselling author of A History of the World in Six Glasses, this is a riveting history of humanity told 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. And today, in the culmination of a process that has been going on for thousands of years, the foods we choose in the supermarket connect us to global debates about trade, development, and the adoption of new technologies. An Edible History of Humanity is a journey through the uses of food that have helped to shape and transform societies around the world, from prehistory to the present. Drawing on genetics, archaeology, anthropology, ethno-botany and economics, the story of these gastronomic revolutions is a deeply satisfying account of the whole of human history.
The Neptune file : a story of astronomical rivalry and the pioneers of planet hunting by Tom Standage ( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and German and held by 812 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the discovery of the planet Neptune and examines the effect this discovery--made by mathematical calculation rather than observation--has since had on astronomy.
The Turk : the life and times of the famous eighteenth-century chess-playing machine by Tom Standage ( Book )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 759 libraries worldwide
Discusses the invention by Wolfgang von Kempeden of a mechanical man made of wood and powered by clockwork, and its impact on the history of technology.
The mechanical Turk : the true story of the chess-playing machine that fooled the world by Tom Standage ( Book )
10 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and German and held by 201 libraries worldwide
The Victorian Internet : the remarkable story of the telegraph and the nineteenth century's online pioneers by Tom Standage ( Book )
9 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 193 libraries worldwide
The future of technology ( Book )
9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 181 libraries worldwide
The Neptune file : planet detectives and the discovery of worlds unseen by Tom Standage ( Book )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 160 libraries worldwide
A history of the world in six glasses by Tom Standage ( Book )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 75 libraries worldwide
A History of the World in 6 Glasses presents an original, well-documented vision of world history, telling the story of humanity from the Stone Age to the twenty-first century through the lens of beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, and cola.
Das viktorianische Internet : die erstaunliche Geschichte des Telegraphen und der Online-Pioniere des 19. Jahrhunderts by Tom Standage ( Book )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and German and held by 37 libraries worldwide
Light speed ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
"The laser light pulses that travel the gossamer threads of glass in today's high-tech communication systems are the distant offspring of ancient signal fires. In this program, Ira Flatow and Tom Standage guide viewers through the evolution of long-distance communication, a field of endeavor spurred on by creativity, competition, and chance. Special emphasis is given to fiber optics as it is being used today, both in communications and in other disciplines such as telerobotic surgery" -- Container.
Der Mensch ist, was er isst : wie unser Essen die Welt veränderte by Tom Standage ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in German and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Sechs Getränke, die die Welt bewegten by Tom Standage ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in German and held by 20 libraries worldwide
De mechanische Turk : de lotgevallen van de beroemde achttiende-eeuwse schaakmachine by Tom Standage ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in Dutch and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Geschiedenis van een in 1769 door een Hongaarse edelman ontworpen en gebouwde schaakautomaat.
La historia del mundo en seis tragos : de la cerveza de los faraones a la Coca-Cola by Tom Standage ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Zgodovina sveta v šestih kozarcih by Tom Standage ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in Slovenian and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Future of Technology How to Adapt and Prosper by tom Standage ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
A guide to how to adapt to and prosper in the post-technology era.
A history of the world in 6 glasses ( Book )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
世界を変えた6つの飮み物 : ビール、ワイン、蒸留酒、コーヒー、紅茶、コーラが語るもうひとつの歴史 ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in Japanese and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Adams, John Couch,--1819-1892 Agriculture Alcoholic beverages Astronomy Audiobooks Automaton chess players Beer Beverages Beverages--Social aspects Business Coffee Cola drinks Developing countries Digital divide Documentary television programs Drinking of alcoholic beverages Fiber optics Food Food--Economic aspects Food habits Food industry and trade Food preferences Food--Social aspects Food--Symbolic aspects History Hungary Information technology Inventions Kempelen, Wolfgang von,--1734-1804 Mälzel, Johann Nepomuk,--1772-1838 Neptune (Planet) Optical fiber communication Planetology Tea Technological innovations Telecommunication Telegraph Wine and wine making
Greek, Modern (1)