By Ian Tattersall, Rob DeSalle

An outstanding bottle of wine may be the spark that evokes a brainstorming consultation. Such used to be the case for Ian Tattersall and Rob DeSalle, scientists who usually collaborate on ebook and museum exhibition tasks. while the dialog became to wine one night, it nearly unavoidably led the two—one a palaeoanthropologist, the opposite a molecular biologist—to start exploring the various intersections among technological know-how and wine. This booklet offers their interesting, freewheeling solutions to the query “What can technology let us know approximately wine?” And vice versa.
Conversational and available to every person, this colorfully illustrated publication embraces nearly each that you can think of zone of the sciences, from microbiology and ecology (for an realizing of what creates this complicated beverage) to body structure and neurobiology (for perception into the results of wine at the brain and body). The authors draw on physics, chemistry, biochemistry, evolution, and climatology, and so they extend the dialogue to incorporate insights from anthropology, primatology, entomology, Neolithic archaeology, or even classical heritage. The ensuing quantity is indispensible for someone who needs to understand wine to its fullest.

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