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The Resource Getting high : marijuana through the ages, John Charles Chasteen

Getting high : marijuana through the ages, John Charles Chasteen

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Getting high : marijuana through the ages
Title
Getting high
Title remainder
marijuana through the ages
Statement of responsibility
John Charles Chasteen
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This engaging book traces the global history of marijuana, reaching back thousands of years. Noted historian John Charles Chasteen follows the use of the drug since Neolithic times, which makes marijuana among the first domesticated plants. Surprisingly, though, only infrequently has it been used as a recreational drug. Instead, there is a vibrant spiritual dimension to its long history that has been continually ignored. Beginning with the familiar "outbreak" of the 1960s, Chasteen unearths successive layers of marijuana's history. Written with insight, clarity, sophistication, and good humor, this deeply informed work discusses the cultivation of cannabis and its many forms, including hemp, one of the world's principal fiber crops. After a tour of Latin America, Africa, India, and the Muslim world, Chasteen concludes that unlike alcohol marijuana has always flourished outside the mainstream. Its principal users have been creative outsiders of many kinds--mystics, artists, musicians, free thinkers, and spiritual seekers--as well as poor laborers atrracted by its low cost. Marijuana, it seems, is a mind-expanding drug after all, and Chasteen explores its rich heritage with captivating insight. -- Front jacket flap
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1955-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chasteen, John Charles
Dewey number
362.29/509
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marijuana abuse
  • Marijuana
Label
Getting high : marijuana through the ages, John Charles Chasteen
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 157 pages
Isbn
9781442254695
Lccn
2015027167
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn913333997
  • 589219
  • (OCoLC)913333997
Label
Getting high : marijuana through the ages, John Charles Chasteen
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 157 pages
Isbn
9781442254695
Lccn
2015027167
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn913333997
  • 589219
  • (OCoLC)913333997

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