The World of Caffeine: The Science and Culture of the World's Most Popular Drug

Couverture
"The World of Caffeine is the first natural, cultural, and social history of our favorite mood enhancer - how it was discovered, its early uses, and the unexpected parts it has played in medicine, botany, painting, poetry, learning, and love. Weinberg and Bealer tell an intriguing story of a remarkable substance that has figured prominently in the exchanges of trade and intelligence that constitute the history and intercourse of nations. Its most common sources, coffee, tea, and chocolate, have been both promoted as productive of health and creativity and banned as corrupters of the body and mind or subverters of social order." "This is a tale of art and society - from India to Balzac to cybercafes - and the ultimate caffeine resource."--BOOK JACKET.
 

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THE WORLD OF CAFFEINE: The Science and Culture of the World's Most Popular Drug

Avis d'utilisateur  - Kirkus

A savory and spirited cultural history of caffeine, with summaries of pertinent scientific and medical research on the properties and effects of the world's drug of choice.Weinberg and Bealer ... Consulter l'avis complet

LibraryThing Review

Avis d'utilisateur  - Allensabode - LibraryThing

Not bad. Some interesting facts about the prevelance of caffeine. I think they were a little loose with their footnotes at time (meaning I wish they would have footnoted a few other things) and they were a little off here and there - but I think it was pretty solid. Consulter l'avis complet

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À propos de l'auteur (2001)

Bennett Alan Weinberg is a medical and science writer. He is also chairman of his own advertising and public relations firm whose clients include several of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies.
Bonnie K. Bealer is a researcher and writer trained in psychology and anthropology. The authors live in Philadelphia.

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