The Central Role of Mind-Altering Drugs in History, Science and Culture
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|Format:||Paperback, 192 pages|
|Other Information: ||Illustrated|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 October 2010|
Exploring the spectrum of drug use throughout history, High Society paints vivid portraits of the roles drugs play in different cultures as medicines, religious sacraments, status symbols, and trade goods. Includes 150 illustrations.
About the Author
Mike Jay is a leading specialist in the study of drugs across history and cultures. The author of Artificial Paradises, Emperors of Dreams, and The Atmosphere of Heaven, his critical writing on drugs has appeared in many publications, including The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The International Journal of Drug Policy. He sits on the editorial board of the addiction journal Drugs and Alcohol Today and on the board of the Transform Drug Policy Foundation. He lives in England.
"The impressive collection of pictures alone makes this book outstanding. Well illustrated-literally-are the roles drugs play as medicines, religious sacraments, status symbols, and trade goods. This is no dry, academic account, but a colorful, cross-cultural history of people, as well as birds and animals, seeking pain relief, enjoyment, creativity, or enlightenment through plants. It covers centuries of both use and abuse."--"American Herb Association", September 2012
|Publisher: ||Park Street Press|
|Dimensions: ||23.88 x 16.76 x 1.78 centimeters (0.64 kg)|