George Gale is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and the author of Theory of Science. He has written about phylloxera for The World of Fine Wine magazine and other publications.
“A fascinating read for anyone interested in grapevines and/or the philosophy of science.” - G. S. Howell, Choice
“A fantastic book and was a great read from cover to cover. . . . If you’re at all interested in the history of wine, ecology, entomology, or just overall good writing, I highly recommend picking up a copy of this book!” - The Academic Wino
- Zester Daily
"Explores the crisis with fresh details and stunning insights. Nominated for a 2012 IACP Award, Dying on the Vine is an excellent and immendsely readable history of wine and its continuing transformation in the wake of an environmental disaster."
“Describes for the first time in great detail the worldwide grape blight of the late 19th century.” - College & Research Libraries News
“It should be read not just by curious wine drinkers, but also by those with a serious interest in the history of plant disease.” - James Simpson, Agricultural History
"Fascinating. . . . [Gale] brings fresh insights to the tale." - The Economist
“[A] fine reference for the botanically inclined and researcher alike. So why dwell on a plague that happened almost 150 years ago? Because it is still with us, waiting to mutate, as it did in California in the 1980s, eventually destroying thousands of acres of vines.” - Wine Spectator