a great bottle of wine could be the spark that evokes a brainstorming consultation. Such used to be the case for Ian Tattersall and Rob DeSalle, scientists who often collaborate on booklet and museum exhibition tasks. whilst the dialog became to wine one night, it nearly unavoidably led the two—one a palaeoanthropologist, the opposite a molecular biologist—to commence exploring the various intersections among technology and wine. This publication provides their attention-grabbing, freewheeling solutions to the query “What can technology let us know approximately wine?” And vice versa.
Conversational and obtainable to every person, this colorfully illustrated ebook embraces virtually each that you can think of quarter of the sciences, from microbiology and ecology (for an realizing of what creates this advanced beverage) to body structure and neurobiology (for perception into the consequences 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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Caligula, emperor of Rome, 17 energy, 29 cambium, sixty five Cambrian interval, seventy three Campania, Italy, 154, 176 Campbell, Christy, 119 Canaanites, 14, 15 Canada, 224 Candida, ninety five, 113 cane, of grapevine, sixty six, sixty seven, sixty nine, 70 Cap de Haut, France, a hundred forty five carbohydrates, 29, fifty two, ninety three, one hundred fifteen carbon, 37, 39, forty, forty two, forty three, forty six, forty eight carbon dioxide, 38, 39, forty, forty four, forty nine, fifty one, fifty three, fifty four, one hundred fifteen, 168 carboxylic acid, forty six Carignane, 224 Carlin, George, 164 Carthaginians, 15, sixteen Catasetum (Darwin’s bee trap), 104 Cato the Elder, 15 Caucasus, 10, eighty one, 136–37, 196 Cavalieri, Duccio, 98–99 cave work, eight cellaring, 206 cellulose, forty two, forty four, forty five, fifty two Celts, sixteen primary Asia, 19 imperative Valley, Calif. , 152, 222 ceramic know-how, nine cereals, eight, nine, 15 Chablis, 176 Chalcolithic (Copper Age), five chalk, one hundred forty five Champagne, fifty four, 156–57, 168–69, 199, 216, 219–21, 224 Chancellor grape, 218 Chardonnay, fifty one, eighty three, 87, ninety two, 151, one hundred sixty five, 176, 204, 221, 224 Chassagne-Montrachet, a hundred thirty five Chaucer, Geoffrey, 206 Chauvet, France, eight cheese, 166 chemical bond, 36, 38, forty Chenin blanc, 87 Chiclana, 151 Chile, 128 chimpanzee, 29, fifty seven China, 9–10 Chipiona, 151 chlorine, 37, 186 chlorophyll, forty four chloroplast, forty four ldl cholesterol, 184 chromosomes, sixty eight, eighty three cilia, 163, 164 cirrhosis, 185 Cissus, eighty Clairette, sixty three, 88–90, 146 Clarendon Hills (vineyard), 34 claret, 146, 207 class platforms, 12, 142, one hundred forty four, 173, 223 clay, 138, 139, 142, one hundred forty four, a hundred forty five, 149 weather, 133, 139, 141, 146, 150–52, two hundred weather swap, 176, 213, 216, 219–25 Clonal Repository Farm, seventy eight cloning, 69–70, seventy nine Clostridium acetobutylicum, forty two, 218 clubmosses, seventy three cocaine, 192 Cold-Hardy Grape assortment, seventy eight cold-soaking, 201 colour: of grapes, 105–6, 114, 141, 157 notion of, 157–60 of wine, 160–62 color-blindness, 159 aggressive antagonists, 186 cone cells, 158–59 Constantine I, emperor of Rome, 18 co-pigmentation, fifty four Copper Age (Chalcolithic), five cordons, sixty six corks, fifty five, 206 corn, 58–61, 217 cortex, 186, 187, 188, 192 coulure, 128 cremation, 10 Crick, Francis, 186 Cruse & Fils Frères, 212 Cryptococcus, ninety five cultivars, seventy six, seventy eight, seventy nine, eighty five, 86–88, ninety two cupula, 188 Cyanobacteria, 39 cycads, seventy three cytochrome P4502E1 (CYP2E1), 185, 191 cytosine, fifty five, fifty six, sixty eight, 109 Dagestan, 88 Daktulosphaira vitifoliae, 119, 123–24 dandelions, one zero five Darwin, Charles, fifty eight, fifty nine, 60, seventy four, 104 Darwin’s bee catch (Catasetum), 104 decarboxylase, forty eight dehydration, 183, 189 Dekkera, ninety five diarrhea, 183 dichromatic colour imaginative and prescient, 159 diethylene glycol, 211–12 dioecy, 68–69 Dionysus (Bacchus), 17, 18 Dirzulaitis, Mike, 153 disaccharide sugars, forty two Djoser, Pyramid of, 12 DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid), 30, fifty six, 58–61, sixty seven, 213 authentication via, 213 chemical bonds and, 36 ingredients of, 37, fifty five, fifty seven in double helix, fifty seven, 109 microbial, a hundred mutations in, seventy two sequencing of, sixty eight, seventy eight, seventy nine, eighty two, eighty four, eighty five, ninety four, a hundred and ten domestication, eight, 10, seventy eight dominant features, sixty nine dopamine, 192, 193 Dordogne, 126 Dordogne River, 142 dormancy, sixty six, 103 dosage, fifty five double helix, fifty five, fifty seven, 109 drainage, 133, 138, 139, one hundred forty four, one hundred forty five, 146, 149, 151, 152 drought, 223, 224 drunkenness, eleven, 17, 28, 179–80 dry mouth, 189 Dudley, Robert, 28–29 Dunn Howell Mountain (vineyard), 152–53 loss of life at the Vine (Gale), 131 Egypt, 10, 12–13, 17 electrodialysis, 201 electrolytes, 183 components, 37 elephant, 26 embryo, of grape, sixty four, 108 endorphin, 192 endosperm, sixty four, sixty four, 108 endothelial cells, 184 England, 216, 219–21, 225 enols, forty nine Enquiry into vegetation (Theophrastus), 102 enzymes, forty six, 114, one hundred fifteen, 182, 183, 184, 185 epinephrine (adrenaline), 26 Epstein, Murray, 183 erosion, 138 esophagus, 182 esters, 163 ethanol, 24, 25, 28, 29, 30, forty-one, forty eight, forty nine, fifty three, 180–93 Etruscans, sixteen Eucharist, 18 Eukaryota, seventy four, ninety three euphorbs, fifty nine evolution, 37–38, forty eight, fifty eight, 73–74, 219 exocarp, sixty four Exposition Universelle (1855), 142 Fabroni, Adamo, 197 Faroe Islands, 22 fat, 184 Faucon, Louis, 123–24 fecundity, 103 feldspar, 138 fermentation, 10, 12, 15, 30 unintentional, 7, eleven, 25 bacterial, forty two, 49–51 of cereals, nine chemical reactions of, 35–36 stipulations for, 6 as managed spoilage, 30 potency of, 38 ethanol produced via, 25 warmth managed in the course of, 198–99 malolactic, 199 in pots, 6, eleven proteins thinking about, forty seven secondary, 54–55, one hundred fifteen, 197 odor and, 162.