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Proof

The Science of Booze

Book - 2014
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Named a Best Science Book of 2014 by Amazon, Wired, the Guardian, and NBC
Winner of the 2014 Gourmand Award for Best Spirits Book in the United States

"Lively . . . [Rogers's] descriptions of the science behind familiar drinks exert a seductive pull." -- New York Times

Humans have been perfecting alcohol production for ten thousand years, but scientists are just starting to distill the chemical reactions behind the perfect buzz. In a spirited tour across continents and cultures, Adam Rogers takes us from bourbon country to the world's top gene-sequencing labs, introducing us to the bars, barflies, and evolving science at the heart of boozy technology. He chases the physics, biology, chemistry, and metallurgy that produce alcohol, and the psychology and neurobiology that make us want it. If you've ever wondered how your drink arrived in your glass, or what it will do to you, Proof makes an unparalleled drinking companion.

"Rogers's book has much the same effect as a good drink. You get a warm sensation, you want to engage with the wider world, and you feel smarter than you probably are. Above all, it makes you understand how deeply human it is to take a drink." -- Wall Street Journal
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.
ISBN: 9780547897967
0547897960
Characteristics: 264 p. ; 24 cm

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bakkerdavid
Apr 04, 2016

A fun romp through breweries and bars alike. A great cocktail of history, science, and sociology.

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d047373761
Aug 30, 2014

Fascinating reading for oenophiles and connoisseurs of fine booze in general.

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