A history of the world in 6 glasses tells the story of humanity from the stone age to the twenty first century through each epochs signature refreshment as standage persuasively argues each drink is in fact a kind of technology advancing culture and catalyzing the intricate interplay of different societies. A history of the world in 6 glasses having mentioned it several times in conversation haha bit funny when you have had a few history of the world beer wine spirits liquor tea cofee and coke very informative and one way of looking at world history enjoyed it immensely and worth the time. The six day war of 1967 standage suggests was motivated in large part by israel and palestines relative access to clean river water in the end the importance of water in geopolitics provides a strong yet poignant example of standages thesis that the history of the world is the history of its beverages. A history of the world in 6 glasses by standage tom publication date 2005 topics beverages drinking of alcoholic beverages tea coffee cola drinks beverages coffee cola drinks drinking of alcoholic beverages tea weltgeschichte publisher new york walker co distributed to the trade by holtzbrinck publishers. full titlea history of the world in six glasses where written london england when published june 2005 literary period contemporary non fiction genre creative non fiction historical commentary setting too many to name the book travels across history and around the world focusing on settings
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