The Geography of Beer

Regions, Environment, and Societies

Editors: Patterson, Mark W., Pullen, Nancy Hoalst (Eds.)

  • Providing the reader a new resource on the geographies of beer
  • Complements the reader's library about alcoholic beverages
  • Provides readers a visual aid to the spatial underpinnings of beer's economic, historical, cultural, physical and environmental geographies at local to global scales
  • Satisfies beer drinkers' and enthusiasts' need for an authoritative overview on aspects related to the origin, history and flourishing of beer culture
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About this book

This edited collection examines the various influences, relationships, and developments beer has had from distinctly spatial perspectives. The chapters explore the functions of beer and brewing from unique and sometimes overlapping historical, economic, cultural, environmental and physical viewpoints.

Topics from authors – both geographers and non-geographers alike – have examined the influence of beer throughout history, the migration of beer on local to global scales, the dichotomous nature of global production and craft brewing, the neolocalism of craft beers, and the influence local geography has had on beer’s most essential ingredients: water, starch (malt), hops, and yeast.

At the core of each chapter remains the integration of spatial perspectives to effectively map the identity, changes, challenges, patterns and locales of the geographies of beer.

About the authors

Mark Patterson is a Professor of Geography and coordinator of the Environmental Analysis and Sustainability program at Kennesaw State University. He earned his Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Arizona. Mark has (co)authored publications on geospatial technology applications for environmental management. Mark’s favorite beer style is a chocolate stout.

Nancy Hoalst Pullen is an Associate Professor of Geography and the Geographic Information Science Director at Kennesaw State University. She obtained a Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She is the Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Geography, and has co-edited (with Mark W. Patterson) a volume entitled Geotechnologies in Environmental Management (2010). Nancy has authored and co-authored several publications on such topics as [sub]urban forest dynamics, environmental perceptions of Latin Americans, and forestry management (Chile).  Nancy’s favorite beer is a Bavarian style hefe weissbier, served at room temperature.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • Geographies of Beer

    Patterson, Mark W. (et al.)

    Pages 1-5

  • The Geography of Beer in Europe from 1000 BC to AD 1000

    Nelson, Max

    Pages 9-21

  • The Spatial Diffusion of Beer from its Sumerian Origins to Today

    Sewell, Steven L.

    Pages 23-29

  • Mapping United States Breweries 1612 to 2011

    Batzli, Samuel A.

    Pages 31-43

  • Local to National and Back Again: Beer, Wisconsin & Scale

    Shears, Andrew

    Pages 45-56

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-7787-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-7786-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 3, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0129-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Geography of Beer
Book Subtitle
Regions, Environment, and Societies
Editors
  • Mark W. Patterson
  • Nancy Hoalst Pullen
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7787-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7787-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7786-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0129-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 212
Number of Illustrations and Tables
3 b/w illustrations, 61 illustrations in colour
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