A History Of The World In Six Glasses Summary

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1. How might beer have influenced the transition from hunting and gathering to agricultural-based societies? Before beer was revealed, Humans were known as nomads. Beer prejudiced the evolution of a hunting and gathering lifestyle to an agricultural based one; as they previously considered for new species to hunt, migrating to different territories. However, when beer was discovered it became moderately prevalent and a necessity to some degree. It was used in religious formalities as it was thought to be a gift from the Gods. It was used for social collaborations as well. In order to keep up with its high request, hunter-gatherers had to deliberately farm. One of the key reasons for its popularity was its ability to be stored which was Unlike anything they’ve ever seen before as the ability of previous food sources were not up to that level of technologies for the storage of the grain. The quality of stability encouraged the society to stay in one place and settle down rather than to continue a hunter and gatherer lifestyle; and as more people reunited in one territory and practiced agriculture and made beer, the first civilizations emerged. 2. What opportunities associated with wine drinking did men have in ancient Greece that women did not? …show more content…

This book “A History of the World in Six Glasses” by Tom Standage focused mainly in the region of Europe. I believe the reason the author decided to write it this way because most of the modern history took place in an old world. Even though he mentioned other sections of the world throughout the book, he did not take as much time to write about them as he did with Europe. The part of the world in which the author does not focus his attention is mostly in Latin America. He does not concentrate on how Latin Americans culture took in everything that was happening in the world and diffused them together to establish their culture. The criticism may be true; however the book gives a universal view of the course of

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