Tuesday, April 19, 2011

E-Book of the Week: Uncorking the Past

McGovern, Patrick E. Uncorking the Past: The Quest for Wine, Beer, and Other Alcoholic Beverages. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2009.

In Uncorking the Past, Patrick McGovern explores the history of alcohol in civilizations around the world. From Africa to Asia, he discusses archaeological sites he’s visited and the types of analysis used to determine what types of beverages were consumed. He also provides background information on the types of situations in which these beverages were used (burials, particular celebrations, etc.) and how they may have been enjoyed.

Previewed by Alison Cody, Public Relations & Instruction Librarian. Click here to read this book.

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