Alcohol and its role in the evolution of human society
- Ian S. Hornsey.
- Cambridge, UK : Royal Society of Chemistry, c2012.
- Physical description
- xvii, 665 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
- Hornsey, Ian S. (Ian Spencer)
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- The outline history of fermented beverages-- Yeast structure and molecular biology-- The process of fermentation-- 'Mainstream' beverages-- Indigenous fermentations-- Anthropological, archaeological, and sociological perspectives-- Ethanol and the body-- Health aspects of alcoholic beverages-- Appendix: The physicochemistry of ethanol.
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Archaelogists and anthropologists (especially ethnologists) have for many years realised that man's ingestion of alcoholic beverages may well have played a significant part in his transition from hunter-gatherer to agriculturalist. This unqiue book provides a scientific text on the subject of 'ethanol' that also aims to include material designed to show 'non-scientists' what fermentation is all about. Conversely, scientists may well be surprised to find the extent to which ethanol has played a part in evolution and civilisation of our species.
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- Publication date
- 1849731616 (pbk.)
- 9781849731614 (pbk.)
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