8 13/16 x 11 3/4 in. (224 x 298mm) 144 pages. Hardcover. Over 130 illustrations. This book covers all the major beer-producing areas on a worldwide basis and gives a full account of the history of beer and the exact science of brewing. It includes full descriptions of the preparation, packaging, and distinct qualities of a wide variety of beers. There is also a complete glossary of beer terminology and a fascinating - possibly controversial - list of what the author considers to be the world's top ten beers.