Distilled by Ian Tattersall audiobook

Distilled: A Natural History of Spirits

By Rob DeSalle  and Ian Tattersall
Narrated by Asa Siegel

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

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Runtime: 13.76 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Food & Beverages
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

An imaginative natural history survey of the wide world of spirits, from whiskey and gin to grappa and moonshine

In this follow-up book to A Natural History of Wine and A Natural History of Beer, authors Rob DeSalle and Ian Tattersall yet again use alcoholic beverages as a lens through which to gain a greater appreciation of natural history.

This volume considers highly alcoholic spirits in the context of evolution, ecology, history, primatology, molecular biology, physiology, neurobiology, chemistry, and even astrophysics. DeSalle and Tattersall address historical and cultural aspects and ingredients, the distillation process, and spirits and their effects. They also call on an international group of colleagues to contribute chapters on brandy, vodka, tequila, whiskies, gin, rum, eaux-de-vie, schnapps, baiju, grappa, ouzo, and cachaça.

Covering beverages from across the globe and including descriptions of the experience of tasting each drink, this book offers an accessible and comprehensive exploration of the scientific dimensions of spirits.

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Author Bio: Ian Tattersall

Author Bio: Ian Tattersall Ian Tattersall is Curator Emeritus in the Division of Anthropology of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. The author of many books, including the widely praised Masters of the Planet, he is often interviewed about human evolution in the media and speaks around the world. He is the winner of numerous awards, and lives in Greenwich Village.

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Available Formats : Retail CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Food & Beverages
Runtime: 13.76
Audience: Adult
Language: English