A History of the World in 6 Glasses by Tom Standage is not the typical history read that one might expect. To some who find reading history books quite tedious and overwhelming, this book is for you. Standage divides his book into 6 main sections via beverages: Beer, Wine, Spirits, Coffee, Tea and Coca-Cola. These drinks, which all started as a form of medicine, not only have great affects on today’s social culture but have also affected the historical spread of technology, religion, exploration, trade, slavery, and noteworthy worldwide events that changed society. As Standage describes it, Beer was a representation of both liquid wealth and health during the early civilizations in Egypt and Mesopotamia.
A History of the World in 6 Glasses Did you know if you went more than a few days without providing your body with fluids you could possibly die? In the book A History of the World in 6 Glasses, by Tom Standage, world history can be divided into 6 different beverages that chart the flow of world history; beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, and cola. Not only are drinks vital for our health drinks have played a variety of roles in history. Yes, we do consume drinks to quench our thirst, but they have provided humans over the past ten thousand years with social status, currency, celebration, and so much more. The type of drink you drank whether it is wine or beer could determine if you were of the elite.
When I think about how reading shaped who I am, I consider all of the stories that I could relate to, or the stories that made me grateful that I live the life I do. I remember coming home, and spending my nights so involved in each turning page that I’d start a book and finish it in the same
Reading is not just reading books because someone tells you to, it is the key to learning, and creating a mental picture of the world around us. Being able to read provides me with opportunities for a better future. My mom made learning to read exciting and instilled in me the possibilities that awaited me through learning to read. She allowed me to develop a love and understanding beyond my young
For thousands of years, fermented beverages have been involved in human societies. Almost every culture has fortuitously discovered the potential for grain to be transformed into alcohol. The actual beginning of beer is concealed in the hazes of ancient times. It might be that a bowl of barley was left wide-open to some elements and was moisturized triggering the grain to germinate. Then, natural yeast settled on the surface of the resulting liquor and the fermentation process originated.
If we get to read these books we get to know more about our past and how things were different before. Also, by reading these two books we get to understand how people in the past wanted these to be published for us to read.
The positive thing about coming across this book was achieving a preference for what I did like to read. Books that educate me upon matters that are relative to reality such as fiction and informative books are my favorite. Throughout school, most books I have read did not fit in this category so I was forced to read books I normally would avoid. I think that my unique experience with books only bettered me and helped me become more open minded to new ideas. With literacy comes culture.
E-books allow everything a book has, but better. Ebooks can highlight important words/keywords. If your doing an essay you can easily highlight a sentence that’s important without damaging the book. You can search words you don’t know the meaning of immediately. It’s important to know what a word means so that you understand the text.
Reading books was a soul-searching experience for her because reading books brought joy to her, she dedicated her time to read books and she made reading books a part of who she was. She gave stated her memories of what a normal childhood which involved, lifting rocks in the creek, laying pennies on the tracks of the trolley and running to fetch them, etc. But at the end of the day, it was never any