By Adam Rogers
Winner of the 2014 gourmet Award for top Spirits booklet 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 at the back of standard 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 in the back of the correct buzz. In a lively travel throughout continents and cultures, Adam Rogers takes us from bourbon nation to the world’s most sensible 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 consuming companion.
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