History Of The World In 6 Glasses Summary

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The book “A History of the World in 6 Glasses” by Tom Standage was a interesting book and view in to the history of the alcoholic drinks that helped shaped the world as we know it. The first to chapters assigned were beer, wine, and spirits, where each chapter had information that grabbed the attention of the reader. In areas that grabbed my attention was the history of how beer was discovered, where wine was discovered to have purifying properties, and where spirits were associated with slavery. There were also parts of the three chapters where I thought the author could have added more even information. In areas that could have had more even information were in the chapter about beer was mainly on how it was made rather than used. The next chapter about wine was the opposite, it was mainly on how it was used and drank instead of how it was made. In the chapter about spirits it explained how it was distilled and the history of how spirits affected the world we know today. Both of these chapters were very interesting and good, I think if the author shared the same about of time as one topic as the other it would have been elevated into a better book that it already is. Each chapter…show more content…
Beer also gave a way for people who did not have a source of clean water to get the vital hydration they needed. Beer also gave a way for the people who consumed it a way to get the right about of calories and vitamins and minerals needed to live a healthy life. Beer also was once a form of payment for the slaves and workers. A interesting fact in the book is a theory about the Egyptian pyramids and how the people who built the pyramids were actually farmers who at the time did not have substantial crops due to water flooding their farmland. This goes on to suggest that the farmers that worked on the pyramids were paid with grain and

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