The World of Caffeine

The World of Caffeine

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

Book - 2001
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How much do we really know about our number one drug of choice? This book, a natural, cultural, and artistic history of our favourite mood enhancer tells us more, by looking at how caffeine was discovered, its early uses, and the unexpected parts it has played in medicine, religion, painting, poetry, learning and love. The World of Caffeine is a captivating tale of art and society containing many stories including: how Balzac's addiction to caffeine drove him to eat coffee and may have killed him; how a mini Ice Age may have helped bring coffee, tea and chocolate to popularity in Europe; and how caffeine, in its various forms, was used as cash in China, Africa, Central America and Egypt.
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2001.
ISBN: 9780415927222
Branch Call Number: 613.84 Wei 3583tc 1
613.84 Wei 3583mc 1
Characteristics: xxi, 394 p. : ill.
Additional Contributors: Bealer, Bonnie K.
Alternative Title: Caffeine


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