Encyclopedia Of Psychoactive Substances (Paperback)Richard Rudgley (author)
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Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 215 x 140 x 18 mm
... tobacco, ground beetles, glue, coffee, Prozac and so on ... Rudgley concentrates with startling results, on the history of the use of such substances * GUARDIAN *
a enjoyable anthology of drugs, from opium and LSD to giraffe livers. * MARIE CLAIRE *
A thorough and entertaining reference text * NEW SCIENTIST *
Formidable ... Rudgley's curiosity, distilled concentration, inter-disciplinary connectiveness, deadpan humour, prodigious reading, magpie eclecticism and anecdotal ease are all massively appealing * EVENING STANDARD *
This really is a fun read ... there are great little bits of information, such as the one about Eton schoolboys being flogged in the 17th century if they forgot to bring their tobacco pipes to school * Will Self, NEW STATESMAN *
Will deeply satisfy the curious ... impressive * Nicholas Lezard, MODERN REVIEW *
Fascinating ... Suddenly, clubland seems tame * ESQUIRE *
Rare and unusual is an encyclopaedia that you can read from cover to cover without wanting to put it down ... Richard Rudgley's book is one of those rarities ... fascinating, funny, informative and provocative * LITERARY REVIEW *
A gold-leaf reference book * ATTITUDE *
A perfect psychonaut's guide to a strange galaxy ... a brilliant index to the weird and wonderful and a timely reminder that ours is not an unusually reckless age * FRANK *
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