Showing results by author "Tom Standage"

Categories

All Categories

4 results
Sort by
    • A History of the World in 6 Glasses

    • By: Tom Standage
    • Narrated by: Sean Runnette
    • Length: 7 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,202
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2,798
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,812

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun and Informative

    • By Stoker on 09-09-11

    Regular price: $20.99

    • An Edible History of Humanity

    • By: Tom Standage
    • Narrated by: George K. Wilson
    • Length: 10 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 313
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 237
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 237

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A big heaping feast of history

    • By Eric on 08-13-09

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Writing on the Wall

    • Social Media: The First 2,000 Years
    • By: Tom Standage
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 67
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 60

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • technology changes, we don't

    • By Andy on 12-02-13

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Victorian Internet

    • The Remarkable Story of the Telegraph and the Nineteenth Century's On-line Pioneers
    • By: Tom Standage
    • Narrated by: Derek Perkins
    • Length: 5 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Very nice audiobook

    • By David on 05-23-16

    Regular price: $26.59