- I always love getting some reading done on the plane. Compliments of @ShaneBattier. #bookoftheweek #books http://t.co/osTU0m2Y5R
An offbeat history of the world traces the story of humankind from the Stone Age to the twenty-first century from the perspective of six different drinks--beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, and cola--describing their pervasive influence during pivotal eras of world history, from humankind's adoption of agriculture to the advent of globalization. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.