Forces of Habit (Paperback)

Drugs and the Making of the Modern World

By David T. Courtwright

Harvard University Press, 9780674010031, 288pp.

Publication Date: October 30, 2002

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What drives the drug trade, and how has it come to be what it is today? A global history of the acquisition of progressively more potent means of altering ordinary waking consciousness, this book is the first to provide the big picture of the discovery, interchange, and exploitation of the planet's psychoactive resources, from tea and kola to opiates and amphetamines.