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Alcohol and its role in the evolution of human society

Author: Ian S Hornsey
Publisher: Cambridge, UK : Royal Society of Chemistry, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Archaeologists and anthropologists (especially ethnologists) have for many years realised that man's ingestion of alcoholic beverages may well have played a significant part in his transition from hunter-gatherer to agriculturalist. This unqiue book provides a scientific text on the subject of 'ethanol' that also aims to include material designed to show 'non-scientists' what fermentation is all about. Conversely,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian S Hornsey
ISBN: 1849731616 9781849731614
OCLC Number: 698170833
Description: xvii, 665 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: Introductory matter --
Ethanologenic organisms --
Alcoholic fermentation --
Grasses --
Other sources of sugar --
Anthropological and archaeological aspects.
Responsibility: Ian S. Hornsey.

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The author modestly describes his book as an attempt to provide a basis for further research into the significance of alcohol in the advancement of mankind, for example in the transition of humans Read more...

 
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