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The World of Caffeine: The Science and…

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

by Bennett Alan Weinberg, Bonnie K. Bealer (Author)

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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. ( )
  Allensabode | Mar 4, 2007 |
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Bennet Alan Weinberg dedicates his efforts on this book to his parents, Herbert Weinberg, M.D. and Martha Ring Weinberg, who made so much possible for him.
Bonnie K. Bealer dedicates her efforts to Ms. P. H., who knows who she is.
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Caffeine, by any measure, is the world's most popular drug, easily surpassing nicotine and alcohol.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0415927234, Paperback)

How much do we really know about our number one drug of choice? This book, the first 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 tale of art and society containing many fascinating 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.

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In a natural, cultural, and artistic history of our favorite mood enhancer, the authors show how caffeine was discovered, its early uses, and the unexpected parts it has played in medicine, religion, painting, poetry, learning, and love. 50 halftones & line drawings.… (more)

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