By Adam Rogers
Winner of the 2014 connoisseur Award for most sensible Spirits ebook within the United States
Finalist for the 2015 PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary technological know-how Writing Award
“Lively . . . [Rogers’s] descriptions of the technological know-how in the back of frequent beverages exert a seductive pull.” — New York Times
people were perfecting alcohol construction for 10000 years, yet scientists are only commencing to distill the chemical reactions at the back of the proper buzz. In a lively travel throughout continents and cultures, Adam Rogers takes us from bourbon kingdom to the world’s best gene-sequencing labs, introducing us to the bars, barflies, and evolving science at the center of boozy know-how. He chases the physics, biology, chemistry, and metallurgy that produce alcohol, and the psychology and neurobiology that make us wish it. If you’ve ever puzzled how your drink arrived on your glass, or what it's going to do to you, Proof makes an remarkable ingesting companion.
“Rogers’s booklet has a lot an identical influence as an outstanding drink. You get a hot sensation, you must interact with the broader global, and you are feeling smarter than you most likely are. principally, it makes you know the way deeply human it truly is to take a drink.” — Wall road Journal
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