Just the Tonic: a History of Tonic Water
Kim Walker, Mark Nesbitt

Hardback | Dec 2019 | Kew Publishing | 9781842466896 | 112pp | 246x172mm | GEN | AUD$39.99

Just the Tonic is an accessible yet informative history of tonic water: 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.