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The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2020

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ISBN10 : 1600572294

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 1008

Category : Reference

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Book Summary: Get thousands of facts at your fingertips with this essential resource. The World Almanac® and Book of Facts is America’s best-selling reference book of all time, with more than 82 million copies sold. For more than 150 years, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for all your entertainment, reference, and learning needs. The 2020 edition of The World Almanac reviews the biggest events of 2019 and will be your go-to source for questions on any topic in the upcoming year. Praised as a “treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information” by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs effortlessly—from history and sports to geography, pop culture, and much more. Features include: Decade in Review: As the ‘teens’ decade closes, take a look at the highlights, low points, and everything-in-between of the past 10 years. From the introduction of Obamacare and iPads in 2010 to “Old Town Road” and the immigration policy debate in 2019, The World Almanac provides a recap of events and puts into perspective just how much has—and hasn’t—changed in the last 10 years. 2020 Election Preview: The World Almanac provides a comprehensive look at the entire 2020 election process, including a calendar of state primaries and caucuses. Also includes 2019 election results for governors’ seats and special congressional elections. World Almanac Editors’ Picks: Never Say Die: With Tiger Woods achieving the seemingly impossible in 2019 with his 15th major title—his first Masters win in 14 years—the editors list their favorite major comeback moments from athletes across the sports universe. The World at a Glance: This annual feature of The World Almanac provides a quick look at the surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world. Statistical Spotlight: A popular annual graphic feature highlights statistics relevant to the biggest news of the year. These data visualizations provide important context and new perspectives to give readers a fresh angle on key issues. The Year in Review: The World Almanac takes a look back at 2019 while providing all the information you'll need in 2020. 2019—Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac list the top stories that held the world's attention in 2019. 2019—Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring coverage of the women’s World Cup soccer tournament; a preview of the upcoming 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan; the World Series, improved MLB player stats, and much more. 2019—Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2019, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports. 2019—Offbeat News Stories: The World Almanac editors select some of the most unusual news stories of the year. World Almanac Editors' Picks: Time Capsule: The World Almanac lists the items that most came to symbolize the year 2019, from news and sports to pop culture. New Sections: Reorganized chapters on “Food and Agriculture,” “Educational Statistics,” and “Colleges and Universities” make it easier to find information about subjects like nutrition, student loans, a directory of colleges, and much more. Other New Highlights: New statistics on income tax reform, top-grossing movies, biggest YouTube channels, religious populations in the U.S. and worldwide, and much more.

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2021

Author : Sarah Janssen

ISBN10 : 1510761403

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 1008

Category : Reference

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Book Summary: #1 New York Times Bestseller! Get thousands of facts at your fingertips with this essential resource: business, the arts and pop culture, science and technology, U.S. history and government, world geography, sports, and so much more. The World Almanac® is America’s bestselling reference book of all time, with more than 83 million copies sold. For more than 150 years, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for school, library, business, and home. The 2021 edition of The World Almanac reviews the biggest events of 2020 and will be your go-to source for questions on any topic in the upcoming year. Praised as a “treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information” by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs effortlessly. Features include: 2020 Election Results: The World Almanac provides a comprehensive look at the entire 2020 election process, from the roller coaster of the early primaries to state and county presidential voting results and coverage of House, Senate, and gubernatorial races. 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic: A special section provides up-to-the-minute information about the world’s largest public health crisis in at least a century, providing information on what scientists know about the virus so far—and what still needs to be learned—along with an update on vaccine progress, statistical data and graphics, and useful practical measures for readers. World Almanac Editors' Picks: Memorable Summer Olympic Moments: The World Almanac took a look back at past editions of the Olympic Summer Games to create a highlight reel of memorable moments to tide sports fans over until Tokyo in 2021. 2020—Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac list the top stories that held the world's attention in 2020. 2020—Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring complete coverage of the sports world’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a preview of the Olympic Games in Tokyo, and much more. 2020—Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2020, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports. 2020—Offbeat News Stories: The World Almanac editors found some of the strangest news stories of the year. World Almanac Editors' Picks: Time Capsule: The World Almanac lists the items that most came to symbolize the year 2020, from news and sports to pop culture. The World at a Glance: This annual feature of The World Almanac provides a quick look at the surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world. Statistical Spotlight: This annual feature highlights statistics relevant to the biggest stories of the year. These data provide context to give readers a fresh perspective on important issues. Other New Highlights: Newly available statistics on how the COVID-19 pandemic and widespread shutdowns have affected businesses, air quality, employment, education, families’ living situations and access to food, and much more.

The Almanac

Author : Lia Leendertz

ISBN10 : 1784727237

Publisher : Mitchell Beazley

Number of Pages : 272

Category : Reference

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Book Summary: 'Indispensable' - Sir Bob Geldof Welcome to The Almanac: A Seasonal Guide to 2021. If you are new to The Almanac then welcome; if you are a regular reader then hello! The Almanac is about celebrating the unfolding year in all its various facets. The old dependables which I include every year are back: moon phases, sun rises and sets, tide time tables and the sky at night. As ever there are seasonal recipes and monthly gardening tips for the flower and vegetable garden too, as well as a bit of folklore, and nature and a song for each month. This year's edition has a theme: movement, migration and pilgrimage. This was not a reaction to the unsettling events of last year - it was half written by the time Covid-19 hit - but writing it from lockdown did give me a heightened appreciation of the way in which Britain and Ireland have always and continue to be places of movement, and are intimately connected to the rest of the world. You will find within this book migration tales for each month of this year, but I have also searched out seasonal tales of human movement, and included a pilgrimage for each month, some ancient, some current, all underlining the spiritual benefits of putting one foot in front of the other. Every month I have included a method of navigating using the stars, sun or moon, so you can find your way around in the dark (or just look out of your window and know where south is). And our monthly folk songs are all shanties this year, work songs with movement at their very heart, created to coordinate muscle power to drive sailing ships backwards and forwards across the Atlantic Ocean, and containing influences from the eastern seaboard of the US down to the Caribbean and beyond mixed with British and Irish folk traditions. These songs are stitched through with movement and travel, as is this Almanac. We are all eager to move after so much time cooped up, but I dedicate this edition particularly to those for whom staying in one place was not so different, who were never going to climb mountains anyway. I hope this Almanac helps you to travel in your mind all year long, via the swift that streams past your window, through a rasher pudding cooked up in the Romani style, and by way of a song of derring do on the ocean waves. Have a wonderful 2021. PRAISE FOR THE ALMANAC: A SEASONAL GUIDE: 'The perfect companion to the seasons' - India Knight 'This book is your bible' - the Independent 'An ideal stocking filler' - The English Garden 'I love this gem of a book' - Cerys Matthews

The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2021

Author : Sarah Janssen

ISBN10 : 1510761403

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 1008

Category : Reference

Viewed : 517

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Book Summary: #1 New York Times Bestseller! Get thousands of facts at your fingertips with this essential resource: business, the arts and pop culture, science and technology, U.S. history and government, world geography, sports, and so much more. The World Almanac® is America’s bestselling reference book of all time, with more than 83 million copies sold. For more than 150 years, this compendium of information has been the authoritative source for school, library, business, and home. The 2021 edition of The World Almanac reviews the biggest events of 2020 and will be your go-to source for questions on any topic in the upcoming year. Praised as a “treasure trove of political, economic, scientific and educational statistics and information” by The Wall Street Journal, The World Almanac and Book of Facts will answer all of your trivia needs effortlessly. Features include: 2020 Election Results: The World Almanac provides a comprehensive look at the entire 2020 election process, from the roller coaster of the early primaries to state and county presidential voting results and coverage of House, Senate, and gubernatorial races. 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic: A special section provides up-to-the-minute information about the world’s largest public health crisis in at least a century, providing information on what scientists know about the virus so far—and what still needs to be learned—along with an update on vaccine progress, statistical data and graphics, and useful practical measures for readers. World Almanac Editors' Picks: Memorable Summer Olympic Moments: The World Almanac took a look back at past editions of the Olympic Summer Games to create a highlight reel of memorable moments to tide sports fans over until Tokyo in 2021. 2020—Top 10 News Topics: The editors of The World Almanac list the top stories that held the world's attention in 2020. 2020—Year in Sports: Hundreds of pages of trivia and statistics that are essential for any sports fan, featuring complete coverage of the sports world’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, a preview of the Olympic Games in Tokyo, and much more. 2020—Year in Pictures: Striking full-color images from around the world in 2020, covering news, entertainment, science, and sports. 2020—Offbeat News Stories: The World Almanac editors found some of the strangest news stories of the year. World Almanac Editors' Picks: Time Capsule: The World Almanac lists the items that most came to symbolize the year 2020, from news and sports to pop culture. The World at a Glance: This annual feature of The World Almanac provides a quick look at the surprising stats and curious facts that define the changing world. Statistical Spotlight: This annual feature highlights statistics relevant to the biggest stories of the year. These data provide context to give readers a fresh perspective on important issues. Other New Highlights: Newly available statistics on how the COVID-19 pandemic and widespread shutdowns have affected businesses, air quality, employment, education, families’ living situations and access to food, and much more.

Future Tech

Author : Trond Arne Undheim

ISBN10 : 1398600334

Publisher : Kogan Page Publishers

Number of Pages : 328

Category : Business & Economics

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Book Summary: Amazon's Fire phone. Google Glass. Facebook Home. Quikster. New technologies alone don't always cause industry changes. Future Tech explains how the four forces of technology, policy, business models and social dynamics work together to create industry disruption and how this understanding can help to predict what is coming next. Technology is generally viewed as the single force that disrupts markets. However, history is rife with stories of technologies that have failed to meet such hyped expectations. In Future Tech, the author reveals that true change only results from combining the forces of science and technology, policy and regulation, new business models (i.e. sharing economy) and social dynamics (whether or not people adopt it). Whether these four forces align explains why some technologies, such as AI, blockchain, robotics, synthetic biology and 3D printing, stick and why others fail. With an understanding of these four forces, business executives and policymakers can explain what technology is likely to stick and even anticipate what is coming next. By 2030, the global labor force will be led by an elite set of knowledge workers enabled by robotic AI. To help individuals thrive in this workplace, Future Tech advises readers to develop their human capabilities of creativity and adaptation, develop deep expertise in one domain while being well-versed in dozens more, and develop a personalized approach to acquiring and processing information and deliberating decisions.

Darwin: A Companion - With Iconographies By John Van Wyhe

Author : Paul Van Helvert,John Van Wyhe

ISBN10 : 9811208220

Publisher : World Scientific

Number of Pages : 484

Category : Science

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Book Summary: This is the ultimate guide to the life and work of Charles Darwin. The result of decades of research through a vast and daunting literature which is hard for beginners and experts alike to navigate, it brings together widely scattered facts including very many unknown to even the most ardent Darwin aficionados. It includes hundreds of new discoveries and corrections to the existing literature. It provides the most complete summaries of his publications, manuscripts, lifetime itinerary, finances, personal library, friends and colleagues, opponents, visitors to his home, anniversaries, hundreds of flora, fauna, monuments and places named after him and a host of other topics. Also included are the most complete lists (iconographies) ever created of illustrations of the Beagle, over 1000 portraits of Darwin, his wife and home as well as all known Darwin photographs, stamps and caricatures. The book is richly illustrated with 350 images, most previously unknown.

Oswaal CBSE Question Bank Class 10 (Set of 4 Books) Science, Social Science, Mathematics Standard, Computer App (For 2021 Exams)

Author : Oswaal Editorial Board

ISBN10 : 9390180252

Publisher : Oswaal Books and Learning Pvt Ltd

Number of Pages : 1516

Category : Study Aids

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Book Summary: • Chapter-wise/ Topic-wise presentation for systematic and methodical study • Strictly based on the latest CBSE Curriculum issued for Academic Year 2020 -2021, following the latest NCERT Textbook and Exemplar • Previous Years’ Question Papers with Marking Scheme & Toppers’ Answers for exam-oriented study • Remembering, Understanding, Application, Analysing & Evaluation and Creation Based Question based on Bloom’s Taxonomy for cognitive skills development • Latest Typologies of Questions developed by Oswaal Editorial Board included. • Mind Maps in each chapter for making learning simple. • ’Most likely Questions’ generated by Oswaal Editorial Board with 100+ years of teaching experience. • Suggested videos at the end of each chapter for a Hybrid Learning Experience.

Oswaal CBSE Question Bank Class 10 (Set of 3 Books) Science, Social Science & Mathematics Standard (For 2021 Exam) 

Author : Oswaal Editorial Board

ISBN10 : 9390180228

Publisher : Oswaal Books and Learning Pvt Ltd

Number of Pages : 1344

Category : Study Aids

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Book Summary: • Chapter-wise/ Topic-wise presentation for systematic and methodical study • Strictly based on the latest CBSE Curriculum issued for Academic Year 2020 -2021, following the latest NCERT Textbook and Exemplar • Previous Years’ Question Papers with Marking Scheme & Toppers’ Answers for exam-oriented study • Remembering, Understanding, Application, Analysing & Evaluation and Creation Based Question based on Bloom’s Taxonomy for cognitive skills development • Latest Typologies of Questions developed by Oswaal Editorial Board included. • Mind Maps in each chapter for making learning simple. • ’Most likely Questions’ generated by Oswaal Editorial Board with 100+ years of teaching experience. • Suggested videos at the end of each chapter for a Hybrid Learning Experience.

The Statesman's Yearbook 2017

Author : Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN10 : 1349683981

Publisher : Springer

Number of Pages : 1529

Category : Political Science

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Book Summary: Now in its 153rd edition, The Statesman's Yearbook continues to be the reference work of choice for accurate and reliable information on every country in the world. Covering political, economic, social and cultural aspects, the Yearbook is also available online for subscribing institutions: www.statesmansyearbook.com.

Oswaal CBSE Question Bank Class 10 For Term-I & II Social Science Book Chapterwise & Topicwise Includes Objective Types & MCQ's (For 2021-22 Exam)

Author : Oswaal Editorial Board

ISBN10 : 9354238246

Publisher : Oswaal Books and Learning Pvt Ltd

Number of Pages : 424

Category : Study Aids

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Book Summary: "Solved Board Examination Paper 2020 • Latest Board Sample Paper • Revision Notes • Based on the Latest CBSE Syllabus released on 22th July 2021 • Commonly Made Errors & Answering Tips • Most Likely Questions (AI) for 2022 Board Exams"

咖啡帝國:勞動、剝削與資本主義,一部全球貿易下的咖啡上癮史

Author : 奧古斯丁‧塞奇威克

ISBN10 : 957053365X

Publisher : 臺灣商務

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : History

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Book Summary: 第一本爬梳咖啡種植與全球貿易關係的經典著作 「一部令人大開眼界的歷史」、「社會政治分析精細」、「資料豐富的原創性研究」 《波士頓環球報》、《經濟學家》、《衛報》、《出版人週刊》等全球媒體齊聲讚譽 從十六世紀歐洲首次記載咖啡為始,不過四百年,咖啡席捲了歐陸與美洲,成為人們的日常飲品。資本家的銳利眼光,讓他們走入未開發的中南美洲,用利潤與當地政府交易,打著「自由主義」的大旗,一舉改變中南美洲的地景。當咖啡豆在中南美洲種下,帝國主義與奴隸制度隨即而來,資本家用「饑餓」綁架了龐大數量的印第安人,用「工廠制度」包裝讓人嗤之以鼻的奴隸制度,而最後,用令人驚豔的包裝與言語,遮蓋了咖啡背後的血腥。 在拉丁美洲「咖啡國王」詹姆斯.希爾,建立了當地最密集、最盛行的咖啡帝國。咖啡豆從咖啡莊園中出產,隨即送到美國,經過舊金山的烘焙工廠、再到各個城市的超商、廚房,成為消費者手中的罐裝飲料。咖啡成為連結全世界的重要商品,它打破了人體運作與國際政治的既定思維,扭轉了全球貿易的既定形式:當咖啡不再只是飲品時,對於咖啡飲用者而言又代表了什麼? 從十八世紀工業革命始,全球貿易天翻地覆的改變,新的連接卻意味著更深一層的分歧,到一九五○年時,工業化國家的人均收入,是未開發國家的五倍!當世界貧富的劃分與咖啡飲用者和咖啡工人的劃分一致、當咖啡成為全球資本主義歷史上最重要的商品,咖啡不僅「連接了世界」,更在大西洋劃出了貧窮與富有、獨裁與自由的巨大鴻溝。當咖啡串起了世界、隔閡了窮人跟富人,讓人不禁想問: ▶當資本家與生產主義結合,咖啡處理廠中的工人與機器有無差別? ▶當咖啡莊園等同於饑餓,國家該保護的是工人還是咖啡? 追溯百年來咖啡種植的發展,呈現一齣全面的「咖啡上癮史」 哈佛大學歷史學博士奧古斯丁.塞奇威克從消費與生產的角度,講述了咖啡與資本主義之間盤根錯節的故事。一覽咖啡如何登上歷史舞台、如何被創造與革新、如何導致種植園的饑餓、如何引爆一波又一波的紅色起義,以及最終,影響我們如何看待手中的咖啡。 好評推薦 專文導讀 國立中山大學社會學系教授 萬毓澤 專文推薦 奧地利維也納獨立咖啡學院最高階咖啡師 鄭華娟 聯合推薦(依筆畫順序排列) 生態綠董事長 余宛如 台灣咖啡研究室計畫主持人 林哲豪 【百工裡的人類學家】創辦人 宋世祥 國立臺北大學歷史學系助理教授 褚縈瑩 《咖啡帝國》將改變我們往後人生中所喝的每口咖啡。薩國不只單指薩國,咖啡也不單是咖啡本身,而是現代社會美好與矛盾方方面面的縮影,有如混合了民主政治、帝國主義與資本主義的綜合配方。其驚心動魄與令人流連的餘韻,不亞於我桌上剛喝完的那杯精品咖啡。咀嚼其中,才知道其中美味與隱藏在其後苦澀的由來。 ──台灣咖啡研究室計畫主持人 林哲豪 《咖啡帝國》作者奧古斯丁.塞奇威克真的是說故事的大師,從薩爾瓦多資本家詹姆斯.希爾的角度出發,寫了一個十九世紀延續至今的精彩咖啡故事。這讓手中的咖啡不只是咖啡,而是一個傳奇的延伸,也是看穿資本主義與當代消費社會之間密不可分關係的關鍵切入點。 ──【百工裡的人類學家】創辦人 宋世祥 《咖啡帝國》文筆極為優美,絕不僅僅是堆疊剪裁史料;儘管文字常帶情感,卻未流於浮泛的批判。我相信《咖啡帝國》已經為全球史與商品史的書寫開拓了新的視界。 ──國立中山大學社會學系教授 萬毓澤 這本書中文版的問世,將更開闊我們的全球視野,同時縮短了咖啡愛好者與專業咖啡歷史的距離;這是一本喜愛咖啡的人,儘量不要錯過的咖啡專業好書。 ──奧地利維也納獨立咖啡學院最高階咖啡師 鄭華娟 作者巧妙地以十九世紀的「能量概念」及「熱力學原理」為軸,為讀者開展大英帝國商人在薩爾瓦多咖啡園的勞動力管理策略、鋪陳美國金元外交政策背後的新古典經濟學預設、標示薩國左派游擊隊所本的馬克思剩餘價值論。將一部成功結合科學史、勞工史、商品鍊研究的專業歷史著作,融在流暢的故事裡。 ──國立臺北大學歷史學系助理教授 褚縈瑩 媒體讚譽 「涉及層面極廣,研究透徹……在抗議文學的傳統中,它更多植根於威廉.布萊克(William Blake),而非馬克思。」 ——亞當.戈普尼克(Adam Gopnik),《紐約客》(The New Yorker) 「塞奇威克這部扣人心弦的作品揭露了一種無處不在的商品製造的黑暗核心,這項商品每天早晨被人視為珍寶,在工作場所被奉為圭臬,在茶餘飯後受到讚揚。它為以下問題提供了一個具有壓倒性力量的答案:『透過這項日常商品與遙遠國度的人和地方所串起的連結意味著什麼?』」 ——柯林.格林伍德(Colin Greenwood),《旁觀者》(The Spectator)(英國) 「難以言喻、令人振奮……《咖啡帝國》是一部資料豐富的原創性研究,它以令人信服的細節顯示了咖啡資本主義在過去兩百年裡,如何在不同時期為不同的人帶來了利潤和痛苦、安慰和恐懼……塞奇威克的偉大成就在於替宏觀經濟學披上了溫暖的、會呼吸的肉身。」 ——凱薩琳.休斯(Kathryn Hughes),《衛報》(The Guardian) 「精心研究,場景設置生動,社會政治分析精細……《咖啡帝國》將你正在喝的這杯咖啡背後的歷史與現實暴露無遺。」 ——《波士頓環球報》(Boston Globe) 「令人印象深刻……對薩爾瓦多的勞工關係和整個資本主義的有力控訴。」 ——《泰晤士報文學副刊》(Times Literary Supplement)(英國) 「塞奇威克先生的書巧妙地將所有這些線索結合在一起,並將眾多角色交織在一起,它是一個講述關於商品如何以意想不到的方式將生產者、消費者、市場和政治聯繫起來的寓言。就像它所描述的飲品一樣,它令人大開眼界以及振奮。」 ——《經濟學家》(Economist) 「塞奇威克以其對細節的敏銳把握,透過平凡的咖啡豆故事,描繪了大眾消費市場和現代零售戰略的崛起……《咖啡帝國》所傳達的深刻訊息更加廣泛……咖啡這個當今『無與倫比的提神飲料』,同時也是一個全球化的故事。」 ——奧利弗.巴爾奇(Oliver Balch),《文學評論》(Literary Review) 「《咖啡帝國》(Coffeeland)是一部雄心勃勃的作品,它將咖啡的歷史綜覽、人們對咖啡的依賴,以及全球經濟的研究等內容相結合。[……] 塞奇威克不僅考察了咖啡及其來源,而且透過各種學科的方法考察了它對現代社會的全球影響:世界是如何被咖啡所推動,並完全依賴其在世界的經濟穩定。」 ——《光譜文化》(Spectrum Culture) 「歷史學家塞奇威克以引人入勝的細節,探討了咖啡作為一種植物、一種作物、一種商品和一種強大的化學物質。」——《書單》(Booklist) 「發人深省,文筆優美……塞奇威克以具有廣度的分析咖啡在世界經濟中的地位令人驚訝,他將歷史人物帶入生活的能力也令人驚訝……[一部]令人大開眼界的歷史。」 ——《出版人週刊,星級評論》(Publishers Weekly, Starred Review) 「迷人交織的敘述,使我們每天所飲用的咖啡更加深不見底。」 ——《柯克斯評論》(Kirkus Reviews) 「這個世界不是靠金錢、愛情或性來運轉。它靠的是咖啡。」 ——佩德羅.馬塔.桑托斯(Pedro Marta Santos),《薩巴多》(Sábado)(葡萄牙) 「咖啡的確代表了我們的文明——而很多人為此付出了代價。」 ——布萊特.埃文斯(Brett Evans),《坎培拉時報》(Canberra Times)(澳大利亞)