Summary Book Review Summary of Tom Standage's A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Everest Media,:
Download or read book Summary of Tom Standage's A History of the World in 6 Glasses written by Everest Media, and published by Everest Media LLC. This book was released on 2022-03-24T22:59:00Z with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 The first beer was probably not brewed until around 10,000 BCE, but it was widespread in the Near East by 4000 BCE, when it appeared in a pictogram from Mesopotamia. The rise of beer was closely associated with the domestication of the cereal grains from which it is made and the adoption of farming. #2 Beer was not invented, but discovered. It was inevitable once the gathering of wild grains became widespread after the end of the last ice age, around 10,000 BCE, in a region known as the Fertile Crescent. #3 The first permanent settlements were established around 10,000 BCE, and they consisted of simple, round huts with roofs supported by wooden posts and floors sunk up to a yard into the ground. They were four or five yards in diameter. A typical village consisted of around fifty huts, supporting a community of two hundred or three hundred people. #4 The discovery of beer was made when people realized that adding more malted grain to the gruel resulted in a stronger drink. The more malt there is in the original gruel, and the longer it is left to ferment, the stronger the beer.
Summary Book Review A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage:
Download or read book A History of the World in 6 Glasses written by Tom Standage and published by . This book was released on 2005 with total page 311 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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 Book Review A History of the World with the Women Put Back In by Kerstin Lücker:
Download or read book A History of the World with the Women Put Back In written by Kerstin Lücker and published by The History Press. This book was released on 2019-09-16 with total page 424 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: ‘Who says that daughters cannot be heroic?’ Once upon a time, history was written by men, for men and about men. Women were deemed less important, their letters destroyed, their stories ignored. Not any more. This is the story of women who went to war, women who stopped war and women who stayed at home. The rulers. The fighters. The activists. The writers. This is the story of Wu Zetian, who as ‘Chinese Emperor’ helped to spread Buddhism in China. This is the story of Genghis Khan’s powerful daughters, who ruled his empire for him. This is the story of Christine de Pizan, one of the earliest feminist writers. This is the story of Victoria Woodhull, who ran for president before she could even vote for one. This is the story of the world – with the women put back in.
Summary Book Review Writing on the Wall by Tom Standage:
Download or read book Writing on the Wall written by Tom Standage and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2013-10-15 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the bestselling author of A History of the World in 6 Glasses, the story of social media from ancient Rome to the Arab Spring and beyond. Social media is anything but a new phenomenon. From the papyrus letters that Cicero and other Roman statesmen used to exchange news, to the hand-printed tracts of the Reformation and the pamphlets that spread propaganda during the American and French revolutions, the ways people shared information with their peers in the past are echoed in the present. Standage reminds us how historical social networks have much in common with modern social media. The Catholic Church's dilemmas in responding to Martin Luther's attacks are similar to those of today's large institutions in responding to criticism on the Internet, for example, and seventeenth-century complaints about the distractions of coffeehouses mirror modern concerns about social media. Invoking figures from Thomas Paine to Vinton Cerf, co-inventor of the Internet, Standage explores themes that have long been debated, from the tension between freedom of expression and censorship to social media's role in spurring innovation and fomenting revolution. Writing on the Wall draws on history to cast provocative new light on today's social media and encourages debate and discussion about how we'll communicate in the future.
Summary Book Review AP WORLD HISTORY by Narayan Changder:
Download or read book AP WORLD HISTORY written by Narayan Changder and published by CHANGDER OUTLINE. This book was released on 2022-12-19 with total page 824 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is primarily designed for students preparing for various competitive examinations. It will also be helpful for those preparing for midterm exams in schools or universities. The aim of this book is twofold: first, to help the students preparing for competitive examinations, seeking admission to universities or schools, or prepare for job interviews. Second, it will also be helpful for those studying AP WORLD HISTORY. This book contains more than 7180 questions from the core areas of AP WORLD HISTORY. The questions are grouped chapter-wise. There are a total 13 chapters, 36 sections and 7180+ MCQ with answers. This reference book provides a single source for multiple choice questions and answers in AP WORLD HISTORY. It is intended for students as well as for developers and researchers in the field. This book is highly useful for faculties and students. One can use this book as a study guide, knowledge test questions bank, practice test kit, quiz book, trivia questions . . . etc. The strategy used in this book is the same as that which mothers and grandmothers have been using for ages to induce kids in the family to sip more soup (or some other nutritious drink). The children are told that some cherries (their favourite noodles or cherries ) are hidden somewhere in the bowl, and that serves as an incentive for drinking the soup. In joint families, by the time the children are old enough to know the trick played by their grandma, there is usually another group of kids ready to fall for it! They excite the kids, but the real nutrition lies not in the noodles but in the soup. The problems given in this book are like those noodles/cherries while solving all these problems are nutritious soup. Now it is your choice to drink the nutritious soups or not!!!.
Summary Book Review The Food and Feasts of Jesus by Douglas E. Neel:
Download or read book The Food and Feasts of Jesus written by Douglas E. Neel and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2012 with total page 273 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Food and Feasts of Jesus offers a new perspective on life in biblical times by taking readers inside the food culture of the day. From wedding feasts to a farmer's lunch, the book explores the significance of various meals, discusses key ingredients, and offers accessible recipes for readers to make their own tastes of the first century.
Summary Book Review Food Lit: A Reader's Guide to Epicurean Nonfiction by Melissa Brackney Stoeger:
Download or read book Food Lit: A Reader's Guide to Epicurean Nonfiction written by Melissa Brackney Stoeger and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2013-01-08 with total page 350 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An essential tool for assisting leisure readers interested in topics surrounding food, this unique book contains annotations and read-alikes for hundreds of nonfiction titles about the joys of comestibles and cooking.
Summary Book Review Metamodern Leadership by James Surwillo:
Download or read book Metamodern Leadership written by James Surwillo and published by Page Publishing Inc. This book was released on 2020-11-06 with total page 354 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The great liberal arts tradition of leadership is dead, and our twentieth-century leaders have killed it. Around the eighteenth century, the world began to revive the ancient wisdom of mankind in a period called the Enlightenment. By the late twentieth century, the truth and wisdom learned in the Enlightenment was in remission due to the fragmentation caused by new insights and complexities developed in the postmodern period. In recent years, metamodernism as a cultural era claims that thanks
Summary Book Review Bread, Beer and the Seeds of Change by Thomas R. Sinclair:
Download or read book Bread, Beer and the Seeds of Change written by Thomas R. Sinclair and published by CABI. This book was released on 2010 with total page 203 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The history of humankind is intimately tied to the history of agriculture: powerful societies rose, persisted and waned in parallel with their food supply systems. Describing what crops were grown, the constraints on their production and the foods that were obtained, this book traces the impact of cropping and food preparation in ten societies that were among the most powerful and influential in history, detailing how technology varied and developed as it related directly to agriculture and food production. The book initially considers growing and eating grains beginning with the transition from hunter-gatherers to agrarian communities. Five early agricultural societies are examined, followed by the advancement of technology from the ancient Greeks and Romans to the present. It concludes by addressing the implications for the future of agriculture and food supply as grain production moves towards biofuels. A compelling text for all those interested in the history of society and --
Author :Albert W. A. Schmid Publisher :University Press of Kentucky Release Date :2010-05-01 ISBN 10 :9780813173740 Pages :168 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.7/5 (374 users download)
Summary Book Review The Kentucky Bourbon Cookbook by Albert W. A. Schmid:
Download or read book The Kentucky Bourbon Cookbook written by Albert W. A. Schmid and published by University Press of Kentucky. This book was released on 2010-05-01 with total page 168 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Once thought to be only the tipple of southern gentlemen and the companion of confederate roughnecks, bourbon has gained a steady resurgence in popularity over the years with an ever-expanding and diverse audience. A beverage distilled almost exclusively in Kentucky, bourbon has attained prominence and appreciation for its complexity, history, and tradition. In The Kentucky Bourbon Cookbook, Albert Schmid provides readers with the best recipes using the famous spirit of the Bluegrass. From classic Kentucky cocktails such as the Mint Julep, to bourbon inspired desserts, such as Bourbon-Pecan Crème Brulée with Chocolate Sauce, and more savory fare, such as Steaks with Bourbon Ginger Sauce, this book supplies recipes for every course. Schmid uses the four distinct seasons of the Bluegrass State to guide the reader through this rich collection of bourbon dishes and color photographs. In many ways a lesson on the flavor profiles that pair with and improve the flavor of bourbon, this book can be used by the home cook and the professional chef alike for inspiration to create new dishes. Much more than just a cookbook, The Kentucky Bourbon Cookbook recounts bourbon lore, food traditions, and Kentucky history, giving the reader a full appreciation of America's native spirit.
Download or read book Killer High written by Peter Andreas and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 2020 with total page 353 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Introduction: How drugs made war and war made drugs -- Drunk on the front -- Where there's smoke there's war -- Caffeinated conflict -- Opium, empire, and Geopolitics -- Speed warfare -- Cocaine wars -- Conclusion: The drugged battlefields of the 21st century .
Summary Book Review To Explain It All by Chris Edwards:
Download or read book To Explain It All written by Chris Edwards and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2019-09-18 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: To Explain it All analyzes seven of the foundational works in the field of World History from H.G. Wells in 1920 to Susan Wise Bauer’s ongoing multi-volume work.
Summary Book Review A Woman's Place Is in the Brewhouse by Tara Nurin:
Download or read book A Woman's Place Is in the Brewhouse written by Tara Nurin and published by Chicago Review Press. This book was released on 2021-09-21 with total page 215 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: • North American Guild of Beer Writers Best Book 2022 Dismiss the stereotype of the bearded brewer. It's women, not men, who've brewed beer throughout most of human history. Their role as family and village brewer lasted for hundreds of thousands of years—through the earliest days of Mesopotamian civilization, the reign of Cleopatra, the witch trials of early modern Europe, and the settling of colonial America. A Woman's Place Is in the Brewhouse celebrates the contributions and influence of female brewers and explores the forces that have erased them from the brewing world. It's a history that's simultaneously inspiring and demeaning. Wherever and whenever the cottage brewing industry has grown profitable, politics, religion, and capitalism have grown greedy. On a macro scale, men have repeatedly seized control and forced women out of the business. Other times, women have simply lost the minimal independence, respect, and economic power brewing brought them. But there are more breweries now than at any time in American history and today women serve as founder, CEO, or head brewer at more than one thousand of them. As women continue to work hard for equal treatment and recognition in the industry, author Tara Nurin shows readers that women have been—and are once again becoming—relevant in the brewing world.
Summary Book Review Brain-Robbers: How Alcohol, Cocaine, Nicotine, and Opiates Have Changed Human History by Frances R. Frankenburg MD:
Download or read book Brain-Robbers: How Alcohol, Cocaine, Nicotine, and Opiates Have Changed Human History written by Frances R. Frankenburg MD and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2014-03-28 with total page 349 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A psychiatrist examines how the world's four most important mind-altering substances— alcohol, cocaine, nicotine, and opiates—have played a significant role throughout human history, and explains how these powerful drugs affect the brain and cause addiction. • Presents a historical review of four plant-derived drugs—alcohol, cocaine, nicotine, and opiates—and their effects throughout human civilization, as well as a fascinating exploration of the mystery and misery of addiction • Provides comprehensive explanations of medical and psychiatric effects of these drugs • Supplies stories of people who made discoveries about these drugs or who had their lives altered by them • Describes the discovery of the way in which the brain works • Includes illustrations of brain pathways and of the four plants of origin for these drugs, and maps showing drug trade triangles
Summary Book Review An Edible History of Humanity by Tom Standage:
Download or read book An Edible History of Humanity written by Tom Standage and published by Atlantic Books Ltd. This book was released on 2012-12-06 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Throughout history, food has done more than simply provide sustenance. It has acted as a tool of social transformation, political organization, geopolitical competition, industrial development, military conflict and economic expansion. In An Edible History of Humanity Tom Standage serves up a hugely satisfying account of ways in which food has, indirectly, helped to shape and transform societies around the world. It is a dazzling account of gastronomic revolutions from pre-history to the present.
Summary Book Review Hungover: A History of the Morning After and One Man’s Quest for a Cure by Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall:
Download or read book Hungover: A History of the Morning After and One Man’s Quest for a Cure written by Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall and published by Bonnier Zaffre. This book was released on 2018-11-15 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: We've all been there. One minute you're fast asleep, and in the next you're tumbling from dreams of deserts and demons, into semi-consciousness, mouth full of sand, head throbbing. You're hungover. Courageous journalist Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall has gone to the front lines of humanity's age-old fight against hangovers to settle once and for all the best way to get rid of the aftereffects of a night of indulgence (short of not drinking in the first place). Hangovers have plagued human beings for about as long as civilization has existed (and arguably longer), so there has been plenty of time for cures to be concocted. But even in 2018, little is actually known about hangovers, and less still about how to cure them. Cutting through the rumour and the myth, Hungover explores everything from polar bear swims, to saline IV drips, to the age-old hair of the dog, to let us all know which ones actually work. And along the way, Bishop-Stall regales readers with stories from humanity's long and fraught relationship with booze, and shares the advice of everyone from Kingsley Amis to a man in a pub.