Forces of Habit

Forces of Habit

Drugs and the Making of the Modern World

Book - 2001
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Harvard University Press
What drives the drug trade, and how has it come to be what it is today? A global history of the acquisition of progressively more potent means of altering ordinary waking consciousness, this book is the first to provide the big picture of the discovery, interchange, and exploitation of the planet's psychoactive resources, from tea and kola to opiates and amphetamines.

Baker & Taylor
Provides an overview of the discovery, interchange, and exploitation of drugs including coffee, peyote, and heroin, and explains how this profitable enterprise has come to be more restricted through the centuries.

Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2001
ISBN: 9780674004580
Branch Call Number: 362.29 COU
Characteristics: viii, 277 p. : ill. ; 25 cm


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