A History of the World in Six Glasses
  • Release Date : 08 January 2010
  • Publisher : Anchor Canada
  • Genre : History
  • Pages : 320 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9780307375117
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Download or read book entitled A History of the World in Six Glasses by author: Tom Standage which was release on 08 January 2010 and published by Anchor Canada with total page 320 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Whatever your favourite tipple, when you pour yourself a drink, you have the past in a glass. You can likely find them all in your own kitchen — beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, cola. Line them up on the counter, and there you have it: thousands of years of human history in six drinks. Tom Standage opens a window onto the past in this tour of six beverages that remain essentials today. En route he makes fascinating forays into the byways of western culture: Why were ancient Egyptians buried with beer? Why was wine considered a “classier” drink than beer by the Romans? How did rum grog help the British navy defeat Napoleon? What is the relationship between coffee and revolution? And how did Coca-Cola become the number one poster-product for globalization decades before the term was even coined?