A history of the world in 6 glasses is a nonfiction historical journey through humanitys relationship with drinks in this book tom standage uses six drinks beer wine hard liquor coffee tea and coca cola to detail key periods in human history from mesopotamia to the cold war. Standages book is a survey of world history as reflected through six of the most popular drinks of all time beer wine spirits coffee tea and coca cola standage begins by discussing the history of beer. A history of the world in 6 glasses tells the story of humanity from the stone age to the 21st century through the lens of beer wine spirits coffee tea and cola beer was first made in the fertile crescent and by 3000 bce was so important to mesopotamia and egypt that it was used to pay wages. A history of the world in six glasses by tom standage is a non fiction work that traces the history of the six most important drinks that mankind discovered developed and enjoyed throughout known history. Tom standage a history of the world in 6 glasses walker company 2005 as a high school world history teacher i look for sources that will help history come alive for my students in this book tom standage tells a popular history of the world through six beverages beer wine spirits coffee tea and coca cola
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