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The Resource Alcohol : the worlds favorite drug, Griffith Edwards

Alcohol : the worlds favorite drug, Griffith Edwards

Label
Alcohol : the worlds favorite drug
Title
Alcohol
Title remainder
the worlds favorite drug
Statement of responsibility
Griffith Edwards
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A history of alcohol examines its many forms, including cocktails, medicine, and as a religious symbol, revealing a liquid that has the power to either provide supreme pleasure or utter destruction
  • "Alcohol is everywhere. Walk down any street in the Western world and before long your feet will kick against an empty beer can, or your attention will be captured by an alluring advertisement that suggests that alcohol can magically transform your life. Its use is integral to many aspects of popular culture, but it is also a substance that has at times been preached against and even prohibited." "In this book, Griffith Edwards uses both history and chemistry to explore the whole issue of alcohol. Is it a medicine, a delightful potion, a poison, or a mysterious combination of all three? What part has alcohol played in various cultures and religions? Why do different people behave differently when drunk? What cures for habitual inebriation were popular in the past? Why is alcoholism considered a disease? What is "safe drinking"? Is alcohol good for the heart? Do current treatments work? Does Alcoholics Anonymous have the answer?"--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Edwards, Griffith
Dewey number
641.2/1
Index
index present
LC call number
HV5035
LC item number
.E39 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Alcoholism
  • Alcoholism
  • Drinking of alcoholic beverages
  • Drinking of alcoholic beverages
  • Alcoholism
  • Alcoholism
  • Alcohol Drinking
Label
Alcohol : the worlds favorite drug, Griffith Edwards
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London ; New York : Penguin Books, 2000
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [207]-221) 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
Contents
Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Note -- Alcohol, what is it? -- Alcohol, myths and metaphors -- Short history of drunkenness -- Thomas Nashe's menagerie -- Alcohol is a drug of dependence -- American Prohibition experiment -- Calling alcoholism a disease -- Alcoholics Anonymous -- In the name of treatment -- Mysterious essences of treatment -- Once an alcoholic ... -- Molecule as medicine -- Drinker's dilemma -- Ambiguous futures
Control code
48176740
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
viii, 230 pages
Isbn
9780312283872
Lccn
2001047915
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Alcohol : the worlds favorite drug, Griffith Edwards
Publication
Note
Originally published: London ; New York : Penguin Books, 2000
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [207]-221) 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
Contents
Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Note -- Alcohol, what is it? -- Alcohol, myths and metaphors -- Short history of drunkenness -- Thomas Nashe's menagerie -- Alcohol is a drug of dependence -- American Prohibition experiment -- Calling alcoholism a disease -- Alcoholics Anonymous -- In the name of treatment -- Mysterious essences of treatment -- Once an alcoholic ... -- Molecule as medicine -- Drinker's dilemma -- Ambiguous futures
Control code
48176740
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
viii, 230 pages
Isbn
9780312283872
Lccn
2001047915
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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