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Alcohol basis-Drug – in any substance however consumed, causes physiological change in the mind or body-Most used drug – caffeine, tobacco, aspirin (coffee #1 in the US)-Alcohol might not be the most used drug on the planet but it is the oldest!!!-Very important to human history-Biogeography – subfield of geography, factors influencing the distribution of plants and animals,approached from ecological, historical and cultural perspective-Human influence – crop domestication, environmental change,… - everything live (bio)-Alcohol – from Arabic word (alc uol), ethanol (ethyl alcohol), grey alcohol, any beverage that hasethyl alcohol in it, almost from pre-civilization (medicinal, recreation, hygiene, .._-Symbolic religious use – much higher ranking to the human need-Combination of alcohol and biogeographyalco-biogeography – study of the factorsinfluencing the distribution of those plants that are the base ingredients for alcohol, approachedfrom ecological, historical, and cultural perspective-Impacts – defining cultural landscapesimbues specific cultural characteristics (some locationshave certain plantscertain alcohol)-Historical summary:-Can occur naturally – people used it – desire for alcohol might be the reason why people settledown and grew plants for alcohol-We have been tweeking it, figuring out how to make it betterstill expanding different flavorsfrom different places-

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Term
Spring
Professor
BOYER
Tags
Alcoholic beverage, Alcohol basis

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