[Epub] ❧ A History of the World in 6 Glasses Author Tom Standage – E17streets4all.co.uk Throughout human history certain drinks have done much than just uench thirst As Tom Standage relates with authority and charm six of them have had a surprisingly pervasive influence on the course of Throughout human history of the eBook ´ certain drinks have done much than just uench 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 A History of the World in Glasses tells the story of humanity from the Stone Age to the A History Kindle - st century through the lens of beer wine spirits coffee tea and cola Beer was first made in the Fertile Crescent and by BCE was so important to Mesopotamia and Egypt that it was used to pay wages In ancient Greece wine became the main export of her vast seaborne trade helping spread Greek culture abroad Spirits such as brandy and rum History of the PDF º fueled the Age of Exploration fortifying seamen on long History of the World in PDF/EPUB or voyages and oiling the pernicious slave trade Although coffee originated in the Arab world it stoked revolutionary thought in Europe during the Age of Reason when coffeehouses became centers of intellectual exchange And hundreds of years after the Chinese began drinking tea it became especially popular in Britain with far reaching effects on British History of the World in PDF/EPUB or foreign policy Finally though carbonated drinks were invented in th century Europe they became a th century phenomenon and Coca Cola in particular is the leading symbol of globalizationFor Tom Standage each drink is a kind of technology a catalyst for advancing culture by which he demonstrates the intricate interplay of different civilizations You may never look at your favorite drink the same way again.
Tom Standage is of the eBook ´ a journalist and author from England A graduate of Oxford University he has worked as a science and technology writer for The Guardian as the business editor at The Economist has been published in Wired The New York Times and The Daily Telegraph and has published five books including The Victorian Internet This book explores the historical development of A History Kindle - the telegrap.
- 336 pages
- A History of the World in 6 Glasses
- Tom Standage
- 03 October 2014 Tom Standage