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Coffee A Global History
ISBN: HB: 9781789140026, Reaktion Books, December 2018
176 pp., 19.7x12 cm, 60 illus., 50 in colour
Coffee is a global beverage: it is grown commercially on four continents and consumed enthusiastically in all seven. There is even an Italian espresso machine on the International Space Station. Coffee's journey has taken it from the forests of Ethio...
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Water A Global History
ISBN: HB: 9781780235011, Reaktion Books, September 2015
144 pp., 19.7x12 cm, 34 colour illus., 14 black&white illus.
According to the fifth-century BC Greek philosopher Pindar, 'the best thing is water, and the next gold' In 1236 Henry II granted permission for the laying of elm and lead pipes to carry water beneath the streets of London and directly into the homes...
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Tequila A Global History
ISBN: HB: 9781780234359, Reaktion Books, April 2015
128 pp., 19.7x12 cm, 40 colour plates, 20 halftones
With its unique aroma and heady buzz – the perfect accompaniment to even the spiciest tacos – tequila has won its way into drinkers' hearts worldwide. There are few places on earth besides Mexico that have the climate and terrain to evolve the agave...
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Brandy A Global History
ISBN: HB: 9781780233482, Reaktion Books, September 2014
152 pp., 19.7x12 cm, 54 colour illus., 5 black&white illus.
An aromatic spirit made from distilled wine and produced around the globe, brandy is a spirit loved by many. Long associated with refined taste and sophisticated consumption, today it has taken on a new life in the world of mixology. Cognac – an illu...
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Wood, Whiskey and Wine A History of Barrels
ISBN: HB: 9781780233567, Reaktion Books, August 2014
240 pp., 21.6x13.8 cm, 57 illus.
Barrels – we rarely acknowledge their importance, but without them we would be missing out on some of the world's finest wines and spirits. For over two thousand years they've been used to store, transport and age an incredibly diverse array of provi...
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Beer A Global History
ISBN: HB: 9781780232607, Reaktion Books, March 2014
128 pp., 19.7x12 cm, 40 colour illus., 20 black&white illus.
Pilsners, blonde ales, India pale ales, lagers, porters, stouts: the varieties and styles of beer are endless. But as diverse as the drink is, its appeal is universal – beer is the most-consumed alcoholic beverage in the world. From pubs and inns to...
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Wine A Global History
ISBN: HB: 9781780231112, Reaktion Books, March 2013
128 pp., 19.7x12 cm, 40 colour illus., 20 black&white illus.
"Wine" traces the long history of the most wondrous, complex, mysterious and magical of the world's beverages. The origins of wine go back to the origins of modern man, and the development and significance of this heady drink are intertwined with the...
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Cocktails A Global History
ISBN: HB: 9781780230245, Reaktion Books, September 2012
128 pp., 19.7x12 cm, 40 colour illus., 20 black&white illus.
Cocktails are the most American of alcoholic beverages, and at the same time the most international of drinks. Created in the United States around 1806, they quickly spilled over into all corners of the globe. The cocktail's ancestor, punch, arrived...
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Rum A Global History
ISBN: HB: 9781861899262, Reaktion Books, April 2012
128 pp., 19.7x12 cm, 20 black&white illus., 40 colour illus.
What did Charles Dickens savour in punch, Thomas Jefferson eat in omelettes, Queen Victoria sip in navy grog, and the Kamehameha Kings of Hawaii drink straight? What helped spark the American Revolution, was used as currency in Australia, was targete...
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Vodka A Global History
ISBN: HB: 9781861899293, Reaktion Books, April 2012
128 pp., 19.7x12 cm, 20 black&white illus., 40 colour illus.
A tasteless, odourless and colourless liquid, vodka is the most versatile of spirits. It can be transformed into a classic cocktail; turned into a refreshing drink when combined with fruit juice, tonic water, or ginger beer; or is a powerful beverage...
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