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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 - 2017-02-14
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Explore the fascinating world of cannibalism with zoologist Bill Schutt in this thought-provoking book. Schutt debunks common myths and sheds new light on the role of cannibalism in biology, anthropology, and history. Discover how cannibalism has played a vital role in evolution and human history, from the Donner Party to the consumption of human placenta. Schutt brings together the latest science and invites readers to explore why cannibalism both enthralls and repels us.
Hamilton Morris
I cannot recommend this book enough, @draculae we need to talk!      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 - 2019-07-09 (first published in 1998)
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Discover the latest discoveries on addiction, prescription drug abuse, and the effects of drugs on the adolescent brain in this updated and informative book. From caffeine to methamphetamine, this no-nonsense handbook offers quick-reference summaries and in-depth analysis of the most common drugs, exploring how they enter the body, manipulate the brain, and produce different "highs." With accurate information, Buzzed is the essential guide to making informed decisions.
Hamilton Morris
An educational drug book.      source
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The Revival of Hallucinogen Research since the Decade of the Brain
Nicolas Langlitz - 2012-11-07
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Discover the revival of psychedelic science with Neuropsychedelia. This book examines the connection between American psychedelic culture and the home country of LSD, shedding light on the tensions between using hallucinogens to model psychoses and evoke spiritual experiences in laboratory settings. Author Nicolas Langlitz's anthropological fieldwork presents readers with philosophical reflections on life and work in two key laboratories, highlighting the struggles of finding a place for the mystical in a late-modern materialistic world.
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 - 2009-09-09
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Explore the curative powers of the Amazon's ayahuasca with this groundbreaking book. Anthropologist Marlene Dobkin de Rios shares her pioneering 45 years of research with traditional Mestizo folk curanderos and shamans, revealing how ayahuasca successfully treats psychological and emotional disorders. Discover the ancient Maya's use of psychedelics in religious rituals, and the importance of cross-cultural perspectives on adolescent drug use. Dobkin de Rios also discusses the dark side of drug tourism in the Amazon.
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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Organic Chemistry As a Second Language
First Semester Topics
David R. Klein - 2007-06-22 (first published in 2003)
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Gain a deeper understanding of Organic Chemistry with this reader favorite book. The 4th edition explores major principles in the field, explaining why they are important, and presents them in accessible language. Through problem solving exercises, readers can better comprehend the material and the patterns in organic chemistry.
Hamilton Morris
Fantastic, very well written, very clear, very accessible.      source
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The Continuation
Alexander Shulgin - 2002-05-01 (first published in 1997)
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TiHKAL: The Continuation is a fascinating book about a family of psychoactive drugs called tryptamines, written as a sequel to PiHKAL. Divided into two parts, the first part tells the story of a fictionalized autobiography of Alice and Shura, including their experiences with the DEA and commentary on psychotherapy, the prevalence of DMT in nature, the War on Drugs, and more. The second part, “The Chemistry Continues”, is a manual detailing 55 psychedelic compounds and their effects. TiHKAL is a blend of travel, botanical facts, scientific speculation, psychological and political commentary, and gives insight into the mind of the man behind the compounds and the woman who brought his work and their story into the light of the world.
Hamilton Morris
If you like PiHKAL, you’ll move on to TiHKAL, I would hope.      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 - 2000-12-01
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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 - 1997-08-05 (first published in 1985)
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An ethnobotanist explores the mysteries surrounding zombification and the voodoo culture of Haiti. In this scientific investigation and personal adventure, the author delves into the history of Haiti and the African origins of its people, revealing voodoo culture as a central aspect of society. With a compelling story and fascinating insights, The Serpent and the Rainbow offers an illuminating look into a phenomenon that has long fascinated Americans.
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 - 1996-01-01 (first published in 1993)
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Discover the world of psychoactive plants and compounds with this definitive and entertaining book. Covering over 1000 species, it's the most complete reference available with an impressive bibliography. Get everything you ever wanted to know and more, including a foreword by Albert Hofmann.
Hamilton Morris
Jonathan Ott is great for getting a sort of wide, historical, and scientific view of things.      source
Pihkal by Alexander Shulgin
The Healing Journey by Claudio Naranjo