Just The Tonic: A Natural History of Tonic Water by Kim Walker & Mark Nesbitt

Just The Tonic: A Natural History of Tonic Water by Kim Walker & Mark Nesbitt

Catalogue code: 5047725
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An accessible yet informative history of tonic water, Kim Walker & Mark Nesbitt's Just the Tonic explores its connections to the major disease malaria, the cure discovered in the bitter bark of the cinchona tree and its constituent alkaloid quinine. It is a history deeply intertwined with botanical exploration and empire in the Victorian era, and the role of botanical gardens such as Kew. Just the Tonic explores the colourful history, discovery and uses of the Andean tree Cinchona, as well as the role of bitters for medicines and cocktails, the history of hydrotherapy and the invention of sparkling water.

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