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A natural history of wine

A natural history of wine
by Ian Tattersall
Adopted by
Jennifer Bovitz, Heather Westman, and Rebecca Scott
In honor of David F. Scott, whom we celebrate on Father's Day and every day. Cheers!
on May 17, 2017
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A natural history of wine / Ian Tattersall and Rob DeSalle ; illustrated by Patricia J. Wynne.

By Ian Tattersall. New Haven, CT.: Yale University Press, 2015.

This book demonstrates the immensity and importance of the Smithsonian Libraries' natural history collections by using wine as a subject that highlights the intersectionality of the sciences. The preface itself states that “ This book you are holding is the result of an unusual collaboration between a molecular biologist and an anthropologist…As we talked we realized that wine holds a place in virtually every major area of science-from physics and chemistry to molecular genetics and systematic biology, through evolution, paleontology, neurobiology, and ecology…” Scientists are continuously trying to figure out way to engage new audiences and non-scientists in the wonders of the natural world. This book, in its own way, brings to light the history of a beverage many have enjoyed for centuries.

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