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Tom Standage is 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. His non-fiction works include mostra'n més The Victorian Internet, A History of the World in Six Glasses, An Edible History of Humanity (on the New York Times bestseller list in 2014), and Writing on the Wall: Social Media -- The First 2,000 Years. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys

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Crèdit de la imatge: Judah Passow/Network Photographers

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Data de naixement
1969
Gènere
male
Nacionalitat
UK
País (per posar en el mapa)
UK
Llocs de residència
London, England, UK
Educació
Oxford University
Professions
journalist
writer
author
Organitzacions
The Guardian
The Economist

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After three months, I finally powered through the end. The final third of the book was enjoyable; I'm just disappointed it took that far to really get interesting. Though the first portion wasn't easy to get through, Tom's insight on the future of food availability and its impact on society was interesting and on par with his conclusions in 6 Glasses.
 
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ohheybrian | Hi ha 42 ressenyes més | Dec 29, 2023 |
I've never enjoyed history. Names and dates are lost on me, and I struggle to keep everything straight when I'm reading about it. Not so with this book. Standage does a fantastic job of weaving six drinks - beer, wine, run (spirits), coffee, tea, and Coca-Cola - into the major times of human development. Sure, there is a lot of speculation, but the discussion of how each drink impacted culture and habits was enough to keep me turning the pages.
 
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ohheybrian | Hi ha 87 ressenyes més | Dec 29, 2023 |
A dry recap of well-trod food history. If you had to read one book to ingest the conventional view, this would be it; but if you're actually interested, you'd be better off reading a few books by authors who are actually *interested* in agriculture.
 
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mmparker | Hi ha 42 ressenyes més | Oct 24, 2023 |

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Obres
15
També de
1
Membres
6,166
Popularitat
#3,990
Valoració
3.8
Ressenyes
187
ISBN
123
Llengües
12
Preferit
8

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