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Read and discuss a variety of books exploring how to create a more civil and engaged community.Join Mary Dumas on the third Wednesday of the month from noon to 1:30. Authors DO NOT attend. Meetings are in the Readings Gallery -- brown bag lunches are encouraged. Anyone interested in exploring their role as an engaged citizen is welcome.
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.
Location: Street: 1200 11th St City: Bellingham, Province: Washington Postal Code: 98225-7015 Country: United States (afegit de IndieBound)… (més)
Tom will be reading, discussing, and signing his new book, An Edible History of Humanity.We are delighted to welcome Tom Standage, author of the best-seller, A History of the World in 6 Glasses, and long time editor for the Economist here to Bookshop Santa Cruz. Turning his eye from technology and business and instead viewing food as the true common and driving fuel that runs the world, Standage’s new title is as enlightening as it is consistently entertaining. “Society is what it eats…Tapping into fields as diverse as economics, anthropology, archaeology, and genetics, [Standage] asks a simple question: Which foods have had the most influence on shaping the world we live in today?...It’s a tall order, impressively filled,” says Kirkus Reviews. This will be a book discussion and title you don’t want to miss, whether you are a foodie or an information gatherer, this book covers it all. Think Michael Pollan mixed in with Bill Bryson. Please join us for a reading, signing and audience Q&A with this brilliant and talented writer! (booksense)… (més)