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Uncorking the Past : the Quest for Wine, Beer, and Other Alcoholic Beverages.

Author: Patrick E McGovern
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2009.
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In a lively tour around the world and through the millennia, Uncorking the Past tells the compelling story of humanity's ingenious, intoxicating quest for the perfect drink. Following a tantalizing trail of archaeological, chemical, artistic, and textual clues, Patrick E. McGovern, the leading authority on ancient alcoholic beverages, brings us up to date on what we now know about how humans created and enjoyed  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick E McGovern
ISBN: 9780520944688 0520944682 0520253795 9780520253797 1282359908 9781282359901
OCLC Number: 536166648
Description: 1 online resource (357 pages)
Contents: Cover; Table of Contents; Illustrations; Preface; 1. Homo Imbibens; 2. Along the Banks of the Yellow River; 3. The Near Eastern Challenge; 4. Following the Silk Road; 5. European Bogs, Grogs, Burials, and Binges; 6. Sailing the Wind-Dark Mediterranean; 7. The Sweet, the Bitter, and the Aromatic in the New World; 8. Africa Serves Up Its Meads, Wines, and Beers; 9. Alcoholic Beverages; Select Bibliograpy; Acknowledgments; Index.

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Tells the compelling story of humanity's ingenious, intoxicating quest for the perfect drink. This title offers information on what we know about how humans created and enjoyed fermented beverages  Read more...

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"McGovern's delving, detailed in this fascinating book, leaves little doubt that humans are born drinkers." New Scientist "(A) magnificent study, skillfully written and well illustrated." Choice Read more...

 
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