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An Edible History of Humanity

An Edible History of Humanity Book
Author : Tom Standage
Publisher : Atlantic Books Ltd
Release : 2012-12-06
ISBN : 1782391657
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

An Edible History of Humanity

An Edible History of Humanity Book
Author : Tom Standage
Publisher : Tantor Media Incorporated
Release : 2014-05-10
ISBN : 9781400193080
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The bestselling author of "A History of the World in 6 Glasses" brilliantly charts how foods have transformed human culture through the ages.

A History of the World in 6 Glasses

A History of the World in 6 Glasses Book
Author : Tom Standage
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release : 2009-05-26
ISBN : 0802718590
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The New York Times Bestseller “There aren't many books this entertaining that also provide a cogent crash course in ancient, classical and modern history.” -Los Angeles Times Beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, and Coca-Cola: In Tom Standage's deft, innovative account of world history, these six beverages turn out to be much more than just ways to quench thirst. They also represent six eras that span the course of civilization-from the adoption of agriculture, to the birth of cities, to the advent of globalization. A History of the World in 6 Glasses tells the story of humanity from the Stone Age to the twenty-first century through each epoch's 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. After reading this enlightening book, you may never look at your favorite drink in quite the same way again.

A Brief History of Motion

A Brief History of Motion Book
Author : Tom Standage
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2021-08-19
ISBN : 1526645238
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From the New York Times bestselling author comes a timely and illuminating history of personal transportation, and how it has transformed the world we live in. Beginning around 3,500 BC with the wheel, and moving through the eras of horsepower, trains and bicycles, Tom Standage puts the rise of the car – and the future of urban transport – into a broader historical context. Our society has been shaped by the car in innumerable ways, many of which are so familiar that we no longer notice them. Why does red mean stop and green mean go? Why do some countries drive on the left, and some on the right? How did cars, introduced only a little over a century ago, change the way the world was administered, laid out and policed, along with experiences like eating and shopping? And what might travel in a post-car world look like? As social transformations from ride-sharing to the global pandemic force us to critically re-examine our relationship with personal transportation, A Brief History of Motion is an essential contribution to our understanding of how the modern world came to be.

Truly Peculiar

Truly Peculiar Book
Author : Tom Standage
Publisher : Economist Books
Release : 2021-11-04
ISBN : 9781788168960
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Truly Peculiar book written by Tom Standage, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Writing on the Wall

Writing on the Wall Book
Author : Tom Standage
Publisher : A&C Black
Release : 2013-10-10
ISBN : 1408842076
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Today we are endlessly connected: constantly tweeting, texting or e-mailing. This may seem unprecedented, yet it is not. Throughout history, information has been spread through social networks, with far-reaching social and political effects. Writing on the Wall reveals how an elaborate network of letter exchanges forewarned of power shifts in Cicero's Rome, while the torrent of tracts circulating in sixteenth-century Germany triggered the Reformation. Standage traces the story of the rise, fall and rebirth of social media over the past 2,000 years offering an illuminating perspective on the history of media, and revealing that social networks do not merely connect us today – they also link us to the past.

A History of the World in 6 Glasses

A History of the World in 6 Glasses Book
Author : Tom Standage
Publisher : Anchor Canada
Release : 2006
ISBN : 9780385660877
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Throughout human history, certain drinks have done much more than just quench thirst. Six of them have had a surprisingly pervasive influence on the course of history, becoming the defining drink during a pivotal historical period.

Teaching Big History

Teaching Big History Book
Author : Richard B. Simon,Mojgan Behmand,Thomas Burke
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release : 2014-12-23
ISBN : 0520283546
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Big History is a new field on a grand scale: it tells the story of the universe over time through a diverse range of disciplines that spans cosmology, physics, chemistry, astronomy, geology, evolutionary biology, anthropology, and archaeology, thereby reconciling traditional human history with environmental geography and natural history. Weaving the myriad threads of evidence-based human knowledge into a master narrative that stretches from the beginning of the universe to the present, the Big History framework helps students make sense of their studies in all disciplines by illuminating the structures that underlie the universe and the connections among them. Teaching Big History is a powerful analytic and pedagogical resource, and serves as a comprehensive guide for teaching Big History, as well for sharing ideas about the subject and planning a curriculum around it. Readers are also given helpful advice about the administrative and organizational challenges of instituting a general education program constructed around Big History. The book includes teaching materials, examples, and detailed sample exercises. This book is also an engaging first-hand account of how a group of professors built an entire Big History general education curriculum for first-year students, demonstrating how this thoughtful integration of disciplines exemplifies liberal education at its best and illustrating how teaching and learning this incredible story can be transformative for professors and students alike.

A Patriot s History of the Modern World Vol I

A Patriot s History   of the Modern World  Vol  I Book
Author : Larry Schweikart,Dave Dougherty
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2012-10-11
ISBN : 110160168X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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“America’s story from 1898 to 1945 is nothing less than the triumph of American exceptionalism over liberal progressivism, despite a few temporary victories by the latter.” Conservative historian Larry Schweikart has won wide acclaim for his number one New York Times bestseller, A Patriot’s History of the United States. It proved that, contrary to the liberal biases in countless other his­tory books, America had not really been founded on racism, sexism, greed, and oppression. Schweikart and coauthor Michael Allen restored the truly great achievements of America’s patriots, founders, and heroes to their rightful place of honor. Now Schweikart and coauthor Dave Dougherty are back with a new perspective on America’s half-century rise to the center of the world stage. This all-new volume corrects many of the biases that cloud the way people view the Treaty of Versailles, the Roaring Twenties, the Crash of 1929, the deployment of the atomic bomb, and other critical events in global history. Beginning with the Spanish-American War— which introduced the United States as a global military power that could no longer be ignored—and con­tinuing through the end of World War II, this book shows how a free, capitalist nation could thrive when put face-to-face with tyrannical and socialist powers. Schweikart and Dougherty narrate the many times America proved its dominance by upholding the prin­ciples on which it was founded—and struggled on the rare occasions when it strayed from those principles. The authors make a convincing case that America has constantly been a force for good in the world, improving standards of living, introducing innova­tions, guaranteeing liberty, and offering opportunities to those who had none elsewhere. They also illustrate how the country ascended to superpower status at the same time it was figuring out its own identity. While American ideals were defeating tyrants abroad, a con­stant struggle against progressivism was being waged at home, leading to the stumbles of the Great Depression, the New Deal, and the attack on Pearl Harbor. Despite this rocky entrance on the world stage, it was during this half century that the world came to embrace all things American, from its innovations and businesses to its political system and popular culture. The United States began to define what the rest of the world could emulate as the new global ideal. A Patriot’s History of the Modern World provides a new perspective on our extraordinary past—and offers lessons we can apply to preserve American exceptional­ism today and tomorrow.

Uncommon Knowledge

Uncommon Knowledge Book
Author : Tom Standage
Publisher : Economist Books
Release : 2019-11-07
ISBN : 9781788163323
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The world can be an amazing place if you know the right questions to ask:How did carrots become orange? What's stopping us from having a four-day week? How can we remove all the broken bits of satellite from orbit? If everything is so terrible, why is the global suicide rate falling?The keen minds of the Economist love to look beyond everyday appearances to find out what really makes things tick. In this latest collection of The Economist Explains, they have gathered together the juiciest fruits of their never-ending quest for answers. For an uncommonly interesting read, take a peek at some Uncommon Knowledge - and pass it on! The world only gets more amazing when discoveries are shared.

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More Book
Author : Philip Coggan
Publisher : Profile Books
Release : 2020-02-13
ISBN : 1782833390
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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'Big and timely ... Coggan's account of the rise of the world economy is accessible and mercifully free of jargon' Sunday Times More tracks the development of the world economy, starting with the first obsidian blades that made their way from what is now Turkey to the Iran-Iraq border 7000 years before Christ, and ending with the Sino-American trade war that we are in right now. Taking history in great strides, More illustrates broad changes by examining details from the design of the standard medieval cottage to the stranglehold that Paris's three belt-buckle-making guilds exercised over innovation in the field of holding up trousers. Along the way Coggan reveals that historical economies were far more sophisticated than we might imagine - tied together by webs of credit and financial instruments much like the modern economy. Coggan shows how, at every step of our long journey, it was connections between people - allowing more trade, more specialisation, more ideas and more freedom - that always created the conditions of prosperity.

Writing on the Wall

Writing on the Wall Book
Author : Tom Standage
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2014-09-11
ISBN : 9781408842089
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Today we are endlessly connected: constantly tweeting, texting or e-mailing. This may seem unprecedented, yet it is not. Throughout history, information has been spread through social networks, with far-reaching social and political effects. Writing on the Wall reveals how an elaborate network of letter exchanges forewarned of power shifts in Cicero's Rome, while the torrent of tracts circulating in sixteenth-century Germany triggered the Reformation. Standage traces the story of the rise, fall and rebirth of social media over the past 2,000 years offering an illuminating perspective on the history of media, and revealing that social networks do not merely connect us today - they also link us to the past.

Seriously Curious

Seriously Curious Book
Author : Tom Standage
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2018-11-27
ISBN : 1541730127
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Smart, savvy answers to universal questions, from the highly popular The Economist Explains and Daily Chart blogs-a treat for the knowing, the uninitiated, and the downright curious. Seriously Curious: The Facts and Figures that Turn Our World Upside Down brings together the very best explainers and charts, written and created by top journalists to help us understand such brain-bending conundrums as why Swedes overpay their taxes, why America still allows child marriage, and what the link is between avocados and crime. Subjects both topical and timeless, profound and peculiar, are explained with The Economist's trademark wit and verve. The Economist Explains and its online sister, the Daily Chart, are the two most popular blogs on The Economist's website. Together, these online giants provide answers to the kinds of questions, quirky and serious, that may be puzzling anyone interested in the world around them. Want to know why exorcisms are on the rise in France or how porn consumption changed during a false alarm missile strike warning in Hawaii? We have the answers They are sometimes surprising, often intriguing, and always enlightening.

Unconventional Wisdom

Unconventional Wisdom Book
Author : Tom Standage
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2020-11-05
ISBN : 9781788166133
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Unconventional Wisdom book written by Tom Standage, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The Turk

The Turk Book
Author : Tom Standage
Publisher : Berkley Publishing Group
Release : 2003
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Describes the eighteenth-century invention by Wolfgang von Kempeden of the Turk, a mechanical man fashioned of wood, powered by clockwork, and capable of playing chess, examining the machine's remarkable career in light of the industrial revolution and the impact of the invention on the history of technology. Reprint.

Go Figure

Go Figure Book
Author : The Economist
Publisher : Hachette UK
Release : 2016-11-08
ISBN : 1610397444
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Go Figure: Things You Didn't Know You Didn't Know brings together for the first time the very best explainers and charts, written and created by top journalists to help us understand such brain-bending conundrums as why almost half the population of Korea has one of two surnames, how bitcoin mining works, and the seasonal distribution of dog poo on the streets of New York. Subjects both topical and timeless, profound and peculiar, are explained with The Economist's trademark wit and verve. The Economist Explains and its online sister, the Daily Chart, are the two most popular blogs on The Economist's website. Together, these online giants provide answers to the kinds of questions, quirky and serious, that may be puzzling anyone interested in the world around them. Want to know how a tattoo affects your job prospects, why bees are under threat, or even how different countries spend their money? We have the answers. They are sometimes surprising, often intriguing, and always enlightening.

The Victorian Internet

The Victorian Internet Book
Author : Tom Standage
Publisher : Berkley Publishing Group
Release : 1999
ISBN : 9780425171691
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Offers a historical review of the telegraph network, from its invention by Samuel Morse in the nineteenth century to the present day, exploring the social and political effects it has had on the world throughout its existence

Read On History

Read On   History Book
Author : Tina Frolund
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
Release : 2013-10-21
ISBN : 1610694325
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Make history come alive! This book helps librarians and teachers as well as readers themselves find books they will enjoy—titles that will animate and explain the past, entertain, and expand their minds.

The Polyphony of Food

The Polyphony of Food Book
Author : Irina Perianova
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release : 2013-01-03
ISBN : 1443845116
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Polyphony of Food explores food as a multiple discourse in the context of Abraham Maslow’s theory of the hierarchy of human needs and motivations. In Maslow’s theory, food as a basic psychological need belongs to the tier of D (deficit) needs. However, it is the author’s assumption that food and eating cut across the whole hierarchical board of human motivations. In many cases, food takes on compensatory functions and stands for other needs, thus satisfying the entire range of D, and even of B (being) needs. Food is an expression of material culture and marks dominant social distinctions in society, such as gender, class, religion, age, profession and ethnicity. Apart from being highly ritualized, food serves to highlight what people find beautiful or ugly, what they view as acceptable and unacceptable, proper or improper. Numerous illustrations and anecdotes aim to prove that food and meals are a means to feel safe and secure, to affirm cultural and social identity, and to serve as a vehicle of bonding, affiliation, belonging, acceptance, love and esteem as well as a means of self-actualization. A special emphasis is placed on the concept of food appropriateness which is linked to politeness and viewed from several standpoints.

Organic Foods

Organic Foods Book
Author : Jennifer MacKay
Publisher : Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Release : 2015-03-06
ISBN : 1420512439
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Organic food is everywhere, and in most cases, is more costly than readily available produced foods. This book evaluates and explains the benefits of going organic. It details how consumers can find true organic foods while shopping and how best to prepare them.