What promised according to the cover to be a book on the science and culture of the worlds most popular drug ended up being a boring treatise on the history of caffeine it was only towards the last 1 3 of the book that it really started picking up and even then the medical information bogged down. The world of caffeine the science and culture of the worlds most popular drug by bennett alan weinberg bonnie k bealer first published in 2001 routledge is an imprint of taylor francis an informa company. The world of caffeine is a tale of art and soc this book the first natural cultural and artistic history of our favourite mood enhancer tells us more by looking at how caffeine was discovered its early uses and the unexpected parts it has played in medicine religion painting poetry learning and love. With chapters devoted to the history science and cultural significance of coffee tea chocolate and caffeinated soft drinks the world of caffeine reveals a great deal of surprising . The world of caffeine the science and culture of the worlds most popular drug user review kirkus a savory and spirited cultural history of caffeine with summaries of pertinent scientific and medical research on the properties and effects of the worlds drug of choiceweinberg and bealer
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