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The Resource A history of the world in 6 glasses, Tom Standage

A history of the world in 6 glasses, Tom Standage

Label
A history of the world in 6 glasses
Title
A history of the world in 6 glasses
Statement of responsibility
Tom Standage
Title variation
History of the world in six glasses
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From beer to Coca-Cola, the six drinks that have helped shape human history. Throughout human history. certain drinks have done much more than just quench 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. This book tells the story of humanity from the Stone Age to the 21st century through the lens of beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, and cola
Summary
An offbeat history of the world traces the story of humankind from the Stone Age to the twenty-first century from the perspective of six different drinks--beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, and cola--describing their pervasive influence during pivotal eras of world history, from humankind's adoption of agriculture to the advent of globalization
Writing style
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208605
Cataloging source
TnLvILS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Standage, Tom
Dewey number
394.1/2
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GT2880
LC item number
.S83 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Beverages
  • Drinking of alcoholic beverages
  • Tea
  • Coffee
  • Cola drinks
  • Wine and wine making
  • Beer
Target audience
adult
Label
A history of the world in 6 glasses, Tom Standage
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published in hardcover in 2005
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-299) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
1025520
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
viii, 311 pages
Isbn
9780802715524
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780802715524
Label
A history of the world in 6 glasses, Tom Standage
Publication
Note
Originally published in hardcover in 2005
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-299) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
1025520
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
viii, 311 pages
Isbn
9780802715524
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(Sirsi) i9780802715524

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