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Standage, Tom

Overview
Works: 59 works in 232 publications in 4 languages and 9,371 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: 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 )
16 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 1,614 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
An edible history of humanity by Tom Standage ( Book )
21 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 1,565 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
The Victorian Internet : the remarkable story of the telegraph and the nineteenth centuryʼs on-line pioneers by Tom Standage ( Book )
23 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and German and held by 1,534 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
The future of technology by Tom Standage ( )
15 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A guide to how to adapt to and prosper in the post-technology era
Writing on the wall : social media, the first 2,000 years by Tom Standage ( Book )
11 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles social media over two millennia, from papyrus letters that Cicero used to exchange news across the Empire to today, reminding us how modern behavior echoes that of prior centuries and encouraging debate and discussion about how we'll communicate in the future
The Neptune file : a story of astronomical rivalry and the pioneers of planet hunting by Tom Standage ( Book )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 791 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 )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 762 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 ( )
9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 302 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 Victorian Internet : the remarkable story of the telegraph and the nineteenth century's online pioneers by Tom Standage ( Book )
18 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The mechanical Turk : the true story of the chess-playing machine that fooled the world by Tom Standage ( Book )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Neptune file : planet detectives and the discovery of worlds unseen by Tom Standage ( Book )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A history of the world in 6 glasses by Tom Standage ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 65 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
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 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sechs Getränke, die die Welt bewegten by Tom Standage ( Book )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in German and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Das viktorianische Internet : die erstaunliche Geschichte des Telegraphen und der Online-Pioniere des 19. Jahrhunderts by Tom Standage ( Book )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in German and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Li shi liu ping zhuang : pi jiu. pu tao jiu. lie jiu. ka fei. cha yu ke kou ke le de wen ming shi by Tom Standage ( Book )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in Chinese and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Die Akte Neptun : die abenteuerliche Geschichte der Entdeckung des 8. Planeten by Tom Standage ( Book )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in German and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Writing on the wall social media, the first two thousand years by Tom Standage ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 32 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
Li shi da kou ji : shi wu ru he tui dong shi jie wen ming fa zhan by Tom Standage ( Book )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in Chinese and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Languages
English (148)
German (18)
Chinese (6)
Italian (2)
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