By Adam Rogers
Winner of the 2014 gourmet Award for most sensible Spirits booklet within the United States
Finalist for the 2015 PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary technology Writing Award
“Lively . . . [Rogers’s] descriptions of the technological know-how in the back of common beverages exert a seductive pull.” — New York Times
people were perfecting alcohol creation for 10000 years, yet scientists are only beginning to distill the chemical reactions at the back of the proper buzz. In a lively journey throughout continents and cultures, Adam Rogers takes us from bourbon kingdom to the world’s most sensible gene-sequencing labs, introducing us to the bars, barflies, and evolving science at the center of boozy expertise. 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 unheard of consuming companion.
“Rogers’s ebook has a lot an analogous impact as a superb drink. You get a hot sensation, you must have interaction with the broader global, and you're feeling smarter than you most likely are. certainly, it makes you know the way deeply human it truly is to take a drink.” — Wall road Journal