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Standage, Tom

Overview
Works: 47 works in 327 publications in 14 languages and 11,129 library holdings
Genres: History  Educational films  Internet videos  Miscellanea  Handbooks and manuals  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee
Classifications: GT2880, 394.12
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Most widely held works by Tom Standage
A history of the world in 6 glasses by Tom Standage( Book )

55 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 1,821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
The Victorian Internet : the remarkable story of the telegraph and the nineteenth centuryʼs on-line pioneers by Tom Standage( Book )

57 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,759 WorldCat member 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 )

40 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 1,641 WorldCat member 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
Writing on the wall : social media -- the first 2,000 years by Tom Standage( Book )

20 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the papyrus letters that Roman statesmen used to exchange news across the Empire to the advent of hand-printed tracts of the Reformation to the pamphlets that spread propaganda during the American and French revolutions, Tom Standage chronicles the increasingly sophisticated ways people shared information with each other, spontaneously and organically, down the centuries. With the rise of newspapers in the nineteenth century, then radio and television, "mass media" consolidated control of information in the hands of a few moguls. However, the Internet has brought information sharing full circle, and the spreading of news along social networks has reemerged in powerful new ways. Writing on the Wall reminds us how modern behavior echoes that of prior centuries -- the Catholic Church, for example, faced similar dilemmas in deciding whether or how to respond to Martin Luther's attacks in the early sixteenth century to those that large institutions confront today in responding to public criticism on the Internet. Invoking the likes of Thomas Paine and Vinton Cerf, co-inventor of the Internet, Standage explores themes that have long been debated: the tension between freedom of expression and censorship; whether social media trivializes, coarsens, or enhances public discourse; and its role in spurring innovation, enabling self-promotion, and fomenting revolution
The Neptune file : a story of astronomical rivalry and the pioneers of planet hunting by Tom Standage( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and German and held by 743 WorldCat member 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 )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and Dutch and held by 724 WorldCat member 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
An edible history of humanity by Tom Standage( )

14 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bestselling author of A history of the world in 6 glasses brilliantly charts how foods have transformed human culture through the ages
The mechanical Turk : the true story of the chess-playing machine that fooled the world by Tom Standage( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On an autumn day in 1769, a Hungarian nobleman, Wolfgang von Kempelen, was summoned to witness a conjuring show at the imperial court of Maria Theresa, Empress of Austria-Hungary. So unimpressed was Kempelen by the performance that he impetuously declared he could do better himself. It was a boast that would change the course of his life." "Six months later his extraordinary mechanical man made his debut. The Turk, as the automaton became known, was fashioned from wood, powered by clockwork and dressed in a stylish Turkish costume. But, most astonishing of all, it was capable of playing chess." "Part historical detective story, part real-life fairy tale, the mystery of the Turk has assumed a new significance in the computer age, as scientists and philosophers continue to debate the possibility of machine intelligence. To modern eyes, the Turk now seems to have been a surprisingly far-sighted invention. This book tells the story of its remarkable and chequered career."--BOOK JACKET
A history of the world in 6 glasses by Tom Standage( Recording )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Author Tom Standage details the history of the world, from the Stone Age to the twenty-first century, through the lens of six defining beverages: beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, and cola
The Neptune file : planet detectives and the discovery of worlds unseen by Tom Standage( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The future of technology by Tom Standage( Book )

17 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to how to adapt to and prosper in the post-technology era
Go figure : things you didn't know you didn't know : the Economist explains by Tom Standage( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Go Figure: Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know brings together for the first time the very best explainers and charts, written and created by top journalists to help us understand such brain-bending conundrums as why almost half the population of Korea has one of two surnames, how bitcoin mining works, and the seasonal distribution of dog poo on the streets of New York. Subjects both topical and timeless, profound and peculiar, are explained with The Economist trademark wit and verve, "--Baker & Taylor
Writing on the wall : social media, the first two thousand years by Tom Standage( Recording )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Standage chronicles the increasingly sophisticated ways people shared information with each other, spontaneously and organically, down the centuries. With the rise of newspapers in the nineteenth century, then radio and television, 'mass media' consolidated control of information in the hands of a few moguls. However, the Internet has brought information sharing full circle, and the spreading of news along social networks has reemerged in powerful new ways
The Victorian internet : the remarkable story of the telegraph and the nineteenth century's on-line pioneers by Tom Standage( )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Victorian Internet tells the colorful story of the telegraph's creation and remarkable impact, and of the visionaries, oddballs, and eccentrics who pioneered it, from the eighteenth-century French scientist Jean-Antoine Nollet to Samuel F.B. Morse and Thomas Edison. The electric telegraph nullified distance and shrank the world quicker and further than ever before or since, and its story mirrors and predicts that of the Internet in numerous ways
Der Türke : die Geschichte des ersten Schachautomaten und seiner abenteuerlichen Reise um die Welt by Tom Standage( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in German and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das viktorianische Internet : die erstaunliche Geschichte des Telegraphen und der Online-Pioniere des 19. Jahrhunderts by Tom Standage( Book )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in German and English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Light Speed( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member 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
Writing on the wall : the intriguing history of social media, from ancient Rome to present day by Tom Standage( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Una storia del mondo in sei bicchieri by Tom Standage( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in Italian and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Go figure : the Economist explains : things you didn't know you didn't know by Tom Standage( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

AWhich James Bond drinks the most martinis? What do Satanists really believe? How do hurricanes get their names? Why are bees disappearing? Is chocolate healthy? ... Go FigureBringing together the very best from the clever people at The EconomistFigure out why so many Koreans are called Kim, how bitcoin mining works, why eating insects makes sense and how to get ahead under a dictator - a treat for the knowing, the uninitiated and the downright curious
 
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A history of the world in 6 glasses
Alternative Names
Tom Standage British journalist

Tom Standage Brits journalist

Tom Standage brittiläinen toimittaja ja kirjailija

Tom Standage englischer Wissenschaftsredakteur und Autor

Tom Standage periodista británico

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The Victorian Internet : the remarkable story of the telegraph and the nineteenth centuryʼs on-line pioneersAn edible history of humanityThe Neptune file : a story of astronomical rivalry and the pioneers of planet huntingThe Turk : the life and times of the famous eighteenth-century chess-playing machineAn edible history of humanityThe mechanical Turk : the true story of the chess-playing machine that fooled the worldA history of the world in 6 glassesThe Neptune file : planet detectives and the discovery of worlds unseen