an exceptional bottle of wine will be the spark that conjures up a brainstorming consultation. Such was once the case for Ian Tattersall and Rob DeSalle, scientists who usually collaborate on booklet and museum exhibition initiatives. 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 e-book offers their interesting, freewheeling solutions to the query “What can technology let us know approximately wine?” And vice versa.
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