We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .

Refine Search Results

 
Search Results for Author: 

Tom Standage

1-4of4results Previous 1 Next
Sort by
  • A History of the World in 6 Glasses | Tom Standage

    A History of the World in 6 Glasses

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Tom Standage
    • Narrated By Sean Runnette
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2336)
    Performance
    (2008)
    Story
    (2019)

    Throughout human history, certain drinks have done much more than just quench thirst. As Tom Standage relates with authority and charm, six of them have had a surprisingly pervasive influence on the course of history, becoming the defining drink during a pivotal historical period. 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.

    Stoker says: "Fun and Informative"
  • An Edible History of Humanity | Tom Standage

    An Edible History of Humanity

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Tom Standage
    • Narrated By George K. Wilson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (246)
    Performance
    (175)
    Story
    (174)

    Throughout history, food has acted as a catalyst of social change, political organization, geopolitical competition, industrial development, military conflict, and economic expansion. An Edible History of Humanity is a pithy, entertaining account of how a series of changes---caused, enabled, or influenced by food---has helped to shape and transform societies around the world.

    Rachel says: "Interesting information, distracting accents"
  • The Victorian Internet: The Remarkable Story of the Telegraph and the Nineteenth Century's On-line Pioneers | Tom Standage

    The Victorian Internet: The Remarkable Story of the Telegraph and the Nineteenth Century's On-line Pioneers

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Tom Standage
    • Narrated By Derek Perkins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (52)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (46)

    The Victorian Internet tells the colorful story of the telegraph's creation and remarkable impact and of the visionaries, oddballs, and eccentrics who pioneered it, from eighteenth-century French scientist Jean-Antoine Nollet to Samuel F. B. Morse and Thomas Edison. The electric telegraph nullified distance and shrank the world quicker and further than ever before or since, and its story mirrors and predicts that of the Internet in numerous ways.

    David says: "Very nice audiobook"
  • Writing on the Wall: Social Media: The First 2,000 Years | Tom Standage

    Writing on the Wall: Social Media: The First 2,000 Years

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs)
    • By Tom Standage
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (53)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (48)

    Papyrus rolls and Twitter have much in common, as each was their generation's signature means of "instant" communication. Indeed, as Tom Standage reveals in his scintillating new audiobook, social media is anything but a new phenomenon. From the papyrus letters that Roman statesmen used to exchange news across the Empire to the advent of hand-printed tracts of the Reformation to the pamphlets that spread propaganda during the American and French revolutions, Standage chronicles the increasingly sophisticated ways people shared information with each other....

    Andy says: "technology changes, we don't"
1-4of4results Previous 1 Next