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Hamilton Morris is an American journalist and pharmacological researcher. He is known for his television series Hamilton's Pharmacopeia, in which he investigates the chemistry, history, and cultural impact of various psychoactive drugs.
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A Perfectly Natural History
Bill Schutt - Jan 30, 2018
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For centuries scientists have written off cannibalism as a bizarre phenomenon with little biological significance. Its presence in nature was dismissed as a desperate response to starvation or other life-threatening circumstances, and few spent time studying it. A taboo subject in our culture, the behavior was portrayed mostly through horror movies...
Hamilton Morris
Feb 02, 2017
I cannot recommend this book enough, @draculae we need to talk!      source
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Organic Chemistry As a Second Language
First Semester Topics
David R. Klein - May 01, 2016 (first published in 2011)
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Readers continue to turn to Klein's Organic Chemistry as a Second Language: First Semester Topics, 4th Edition because it enables them to better understand fundamental principles, solve problems, and focus on what they need to know to succeed. This edition explores the major principles in the field and explains why they are relevant. It is written ...
Hamilton Morris
Fantastic, very well written, very clear, very accessible.      source
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The Straight Facts About the Most Used and Abused Drugs from Alcohol to Ecstasy (Fully Revised and Updated Fourth Edition)
Cynthia Kuhn - Aug 10, 2014 (first published in 1998)
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A bestseller in its three previous editions, Buzzed is now revised and updated with the most recent discoveries about drugs. It includes new information about biological and behavioral changes in addiction, the prescription-drug abuse epidemic, distinctive drug effects on the adolescent brain, and trends from synthetic cannabinoids to e-cigarettes....
Hamilton Morris
An educational drug book.      source
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The Healing Journey
Pioneering Approaches to Psychedelic Therapy
Claudio Naranjo - Apr 19, 2013 (first published in 1975)
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In this remarkable book, Chilean-American psychiatrist Claudio Naranjo takes us on a scientific adventure through his groundbreaking research into new experiential methods of psychotherapy facilitated by psychedelic substances. The Healing Journey reveals these consciousness-expanding compounds to be fascinating therapeutic tools that are now—40 ye...
Hamilton Morris
Claudio Naranjo is amazing.      source
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The Revival of Hallucinogen Research since the Decade of the Brain
Nicolas Langlitz - Nov 06, 2012
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Neuropsychedelia examines the revival of psychedelic science since the "Decade of the Brain." After the breakdown of this previously prospering area of psychopharmacology, and in the wake of clashes between counterculture and establishment in the late 1960s, a new generation of hallucinogen researchers used the hype around the neurosciences in the ...
Hamilton Morris
I think it’s one of the best books ever written about psychedelics, neuroscience, and consciousness.      source
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The Psychedelic Journey of Marlene Dobkin de Rios
45 Years with Shamans, Ayahuasqueros, and Ethnobotanists
Marlene Dobkin de Rios - Sep 09, 2009
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A look inside almost half a century of pioneering research in the Amazon and Peru by a noted anthropologist studying hallucinogens, including ayahuasca • Reveals how ayahuasca successfully treats psychological and emotional disorders • Examines adolescent drug use from a cross-cultural perspective • Discusses the deleterious effects of drug tourism...
Hamilton Morris
Marlene Dobkin de Rios wrote a lot about ayahuasca in the ‘80s and maybe even in the late ‘70s. She’s fantastic.      source
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Shamanism & the Sacred Cactus
Ethnoarchaeological Evidence for San Pedro Use in Northern Peru = Shamanismo & el Cacto Sagrado (San Diego Museum papers, 37) (English and Spanish Edition)
Douglas Sharon - Jan 01, 2000
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in English and Spanish....
Hamilton Morris
For those that are interested in the historical and anthropological aspects of all of this.      source
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The Serpent and the Rainbow
A Harvard Scientist's Astonishing Journey into the Secret Societies of Haitian Voodoo, Zombis, and Magic
Wade Davis - Aug 05, 1997 (first published in 1985)
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A scientific investigation and personal adventure story about zombis and the voudoun culture of Haiti by a Harvard scientist.In April 1982, ethnobotanist Wade Davis arrived in Haiti to investigate two documented cases of zombis—people who had reappeared in Haitian society years after they had been officially declared dead and had been buried. Drawn...
Hamilton Morris
Proposes this pretty outrageous idea that there really was zombification in Haiti.      source
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Entheogenic Drugs, Their Plant Sources and History
Jonathan Ott - Jan 01, 1993
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If you get only one book on the topic of psychoactive plants & compounds, this is it, the most complete reference book, a dense 639 pages covering over 1000 species with the largest bibliography on the subject ever compiled. Everything you ever wanted to know, and much more. Accurate, definitive, and surprisingly entertaining. Foreword by Albert Ho...
Hamilton Morris
Jonathan Ott is great for getting a sort of wide, historical, and scientific view of things.      source
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A Chemical Love Story
Alexander Shulgin - Oct 01, 1990
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phen-ethyl-amine \fen-'eth-al-a-,men\ n. [phenyl fr. F. phène, fr. Gk. phainein, to show (from its occurrence in illuminating gas)+ ethyl ( + yl) + amine fr. NL ammonia] 1: A naturally occurring compound found in both the animal and plant kingdoms. It is an endogenous component of the human brain. 2: Any of a series of compounds containing the phen...
Hamilton Morris
It will tell you almost everything you need to know about psychedelics and drugs, in general.      source
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James Fadiman
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A Continuation (Paperback)--by Alexander Shulgin [1997 Edition]
Jan 01, 1672
Hamilton Morris
If you like PiHKAL, you’ll move on to TiHKAL, I would hope.      source
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James Fadiman