proof the science of booze

Download Book Proof The Science Of Booze in PDF format. You can Read Online Proof The Science Of Booze here in PDF, EPUB, Mobi or Docx formats.

Proof

Author : Adam Rogers
ISBN : 9780547897967
Genre : Cooking
File Size : 87. 46 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 173
Read : 588

Download Now


A spirited, history-rich narrative on the art and science of alcohol discusses everything from fermentation and distillation to traditions and the effects of alcohol on the body and brain. 25,000 first printing.

Proof

Author : Adam Rogers
ISBN : 0544538544
Genre : Cooking
File Size : 33. 12 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 317
Read : 316

Download Now


A spirited narrative on the fascinating art and science of alcohol, sure to inspire cocktail party chats on making booze, tasting it, and its effects on our bodies and brains, from "one of the best science writers around" (National Geographic)

Proof

Author : Adam Rogers
ISBN : 9780547898322
Genre : Cooking
File Size : 74. 78 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 356
Read : 1206

Download Now


Named a Best Science Book of 2014 by Amazon, Wired, the Guardian, and NBC Winner of the 2014 Gourmand Award for Best Spirits Book in the United States Finalist for the 2015 PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award “Lively . . . [Rogers’s] descriptions of the science behind familiar drinks exert a seductive pull.” — New York Times Humans have been perfecting alcohol production for ten thousand years, but scientists are just starting to distill the chemical reactions behind the perfect buzz. In a spirited tour across continents and cultures, Adam Rogers takes us from bourbon country to the world’s top gene-sequencing labs, introducing us to the bars, barflies, and evolving science at the heart of boozy technology. He chases the physics, biology, chemistry, and metallurgy that produce alcohol, and the psychology and neurobiology that make us want it. If you’ve ever wondered how your drink arrived in your glass, or what it will do to you, Proof makes an unparalleled drinking companion. “Rogers’s book has much the same effect as a good drink. You get a warm sensation, you want to engage with the wider world, and you feel smarter than you probably are. Above all, it makes you understand how deeply human it is to take a drink.” — Wall Street Journal

Stuff Matters

Author : Mark Miodownik
ISBN : 9780544236042
Genre : History
File Size : 76. 70 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 861
Read : 804

Download Now


A world-leading materials scientist presents an engrossing collection of stories that explain the science and history of materials, from the plastic in our appliances to the elastic in our underpants, revealing the miracles of engineering that seep into our everyday lives. 25,000 first printing.

The Science Of Drinking

Author : Amitava Dasgupta
ISBN : 9781442204119
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 51. 5 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 767
Read : 767

Download Now


Scientific research has clearly established that drinking in moderation has many health benefits, including maintaining a healthy heart. Yet, many people do not know that drinking red wine protects the heart more than white wine, while beer, margaritas, and hard liquor are less effective in providing such protection. And while alcoholism is a serious problem requiring medical and psychological treatment, for those who are not addicted, drinking alcohol is not necessarily a bad habit. The problem is to distinguish between drinking sensibly and drinking insensibly. Dasgupta clearly outlines what constitutes healthy drinking and its attendant health benefits, offers advice on how to drink responsibly, and provides insight into just how alcohol works on the brain and the body. After reading this book, readers will enjoy their next drink with a fuller and safer understanding of why they're enjoying it.

Vodka Politics

Author : Mark Schrad
ISBN : 9780199755592
Genre : History
File Size : 34. 97 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 252
Read : 725

Download Now


Alcohol-and alcoholism-have long been prominent features in Russian life and culture. But as Mark Schrad vividly shows in Vodka Politics, it has also been central to Russian politics. Not simply a chronicle of drinking in Russia, this book shows how alcohol has been a key shaping force in Russian political history.

The Drunken Botanist

Author : Amy Stewart
ISBN : 9781616201043
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 40. 31 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 530
Read : 985

Download Now


Sake began with a grain of rice. Scotch emerged from barley, tequila from agave, rum from sugarcane, bourbon from corn. Thirsty yet? In The Drunken Botanist, Amy Stewart explores the dizzying array of herbs, flowers, trees, fruits, and fungi that humans have, through ingenuity, inspiration, and sheer desperation, contrived to transform into alcohol over the centuries. Of all the extraordinary and obscure plants that have been fermented and distilled, a few are dangerous, some are downright bizarre, and one is as ancient as dinosaurs—but each represents a unique cultural contribution to our global drinking traditions and our history. This fascinating concoction of biology, chemistry, history, etymology, and mixology—with more than fifty drink recipes and growing tips for gardeners—will make you the most popular guest at any cocktail party.

Drink

Author : Iain Gately
ISBN : 1440631263
Genre : Cooking
File Size : 70. 32 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 756
Read : 417

Download Now


A spirited look at the history of alcohol, from the dawn of civilization to the modern day Alcohol is a fundamental part of Western culture. We have been drinking as long as we have been human, and for better or worse, alcohol has shaped our civilization. Drink investigates the history of this Jekyll and Hyde of fluids, tracing mankind's love/hate relationship with alcohol from ancient Egypt to the present day. Drink further documents the contribution of alcohol to the birth and growth of the United States, taking in the War of Independence, the Pennsylvania Whiskey revolt, the slave trade, and the failed experiment of national Prohibition. Finally, it provides a history of the world's most famous drinks-and the world's most famous drinkers. Packed with trivia and colorful characters, Drink amounts to an intoxicating history of the world.

Alcoholica Esoterica

Author : Ian Lendler
ISBN : 0143035975
Genre : Cooking
File Size : 34. 40 MB
Format : PDF, Mobi
Download : 218
Read : 872

Download Now


An entertaining and informative study of the history and culture of alcoholic beverages traces the origins and development of various groups of beverages, including beer, wine, champagne, whiskey, rum, gin, tequila, and vodka, and features such trivia as "Great Country Drinking Songs," "10 Odd Laws," and other whimsical facts. Original.

Liquid Intelligence

Author : Dave Arnold
ISBN : 0393089037
Genre : Cooking
File Size : 79. 65 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 610
Read : 1289

Download Now


Outlines scientific approaches to making aesthetically appealing, better-tasting drinks through an awareness of ingredient properties, sharing illustrated recipes and instructions for using specific equipment and techniques. Includes further reading, glossary, sources and recipe list. 35,000 first printing.

Top Download:

Best Books