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A history of the world in six glasses

Author: Tom Standage
Publisher: London : Atlantic, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The entertaining and surprising stories that lay behind six of the world's most popular beverages.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Standage
ISBN: 9781843545958 1843545950
OCLC Number: 85830050
Notes: Originally published: New York: Walker, 2005.
Description: xi, 311 pages : illustrations, map, portraits ; 20 cm
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.
Responsibility: Tom Standage.

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Standage manages to be incisive, illuminating and swift without belabouring his analysis. -- Janet Maslin Scotland on Sunday Standage tells his story with verve and there are suprises on almost every Read more...

 
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