A Social and Religious History of the Jews. Index to Volumes IX-XVIII

A Social and Religious History of the Jews. Index to Volumes IX-XVIII

Why do smokers claim that the first cigarette of the day is the best? What is the biological basis behind some heavy drinkers' belief that the "hair-of-the-dog" method alleviates the effects of a hangover? Why does marijuana seem to affect ones problem-solving capacity? Intoxicating Minds is, in the author's words, "a grand excavation of drug myth." Neither extolling nor condemning drug use, it is a story of scientific and artistic achievement, war and greed, empires and religions, and lessons for the future. Ciaran Regan looks at each class of drugs, describing the historical evolution of their use, explaining how they work within the brain's neurophysiology, and outlining the basic pharmacology of those substances. From a consideration of the effect of stimulants, such as caffeine and nicotine, and the reasons and consequences of their sudden popularity in the seventeenth century, the book moves to a discussion of more modern stimulants, such as cocaine and ecstasy. In addition, Regan explains how we process memory, the nature of thought disorders, and therapies for treating depression and schizophrenia. Regan then considers psychedelic drugs and their perceived mystical properties and traces the history of placebos to ancient civilizations. Finally, Intoxicating Minds considers the physical consequences of our co-evolution with drugs -- how they have altered our very being -- and offers a glimpse of the brave new world of drug therapies.

Download Now

Author
Publisher Columbia University Press
Release Date
ISBN 9780231088565
Pages 114 pages
Rating 4/5 (66 users)

More Books:

A Social and Religious History of the Jews. Index to Volumes IX-XVIII
Language: en
Pages: 114
Authors: Salo Wittmayer Baron
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1993 - Publisher: Columbia University Press

GET EBOOK

Why do smokers claim that the first cigarette of the day is the best? What is the biological basis behind some heavy drinkers' belief that the "hair-of-the-dog"
The Cumulative Book Index
Language: en
Pages:
Authors:
Categories: American literature
Type: BOOK - Published: 1994 - Publisher:

GET EBOOK

A world list of books in the English language.
The British National Bibliography
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Arthur James Wells
Categories: Bibliography, National
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher:

GET EBOOK

Judaica Reference Sources
Language: en
Pages: 365
Authors: Charles Cutter
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004 - Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

GET EBOOK

A recipient of the Outstanding Reference Award from the Association of Jewish Librarians in its earlier edition, this updated edition of Judaica Reference Sourc
Essential Papers on Jewish Culture in Renaissance and Baroque Italy
Language: en
Pages: 598
Authors: David Ruderman
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1992-01-01 - Publisher: NYU Press

GET EBOOK

2007 Choice Outstanding Academic Title At the funeral of Matthew Shepard—the young Wyoming man brutally murdered for being gay—the Reverend Fred Phelps led
The Jewish World In Modern Times
Language: en
Pages: 570
Authors: Abraham J Edelheit
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-09-10 - Publisher: Routledge

GET EBOOK

The momentous events of modern Jewish history have led to a proliferation of books and articles on Jewish life over the last 350 years. Placing modern Jewish hi
Preachers of the Italian Ghetto
Language: en
Pages: 168
Authors: David B. Ruderman
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1992 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

GET EBOOK

By the middle of the sixteenth century, Jews in the cities of Italy were being crowded into compulsory ghettos as a result of the oppressive policies of Pope Pa
Folktales of the Jews, Volume 1
Language: en
Pages: 722
Authors: Dov Noy
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-09-03 - Publisher: Jewish Publication Society

GET EBOOK

Tales from the Sephardic Dispersion begins the most important collection of Jewish folktales ever published. It is the first volume in Folktales of the Jews, th
Keyguide to Information Sources on World Religions
Language: en
Pages: 259
Authors: Jean Holm
Categories: Reference books
Type: BOOK - Published: 1991 - Publisher: Burns & Oates

GET EBOOK

The main aim of this book is to indicate the nature and range of reference material available for the study of world religions. A broad interpretation of world
A Social and Religious History of the Jews: Late Middle Ages and the era of European expansion, 1200-1650
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Salo Wittmayer Baron
Categories: Jews
Type: BOOK - Published: 1952 - Publisher:

GET EBOOK