4 edition of Opium found in the catalog.
by Formasia Books
Written in English
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Julia Lovell's new history of the opium war is a welcome piece of myth-busting. It uses a wealth of Chinese and British sources to tell, in her words, a "tragicomedy" that is "far more chaotically. - © Opium Barcelona - COSTAESTE. All rights reserved - CONTACT US: [email protected] - Booking: [email protected] - Contact phone: +34 93 32
By MARTIN BOOTH St. Martin's Press. Read the Review. Raw Opium The opium poppy is botanically classified as Papaver somniferum. The genus is named from the Greek noun for a poppy, the species from the Latin word meaning 'sleep inducing': it was Linnaeus, the father of botany, who first classified it in his book Genera Plantarum in This international bestseller offers and extraordinary account of the perils and seduction of the Far East during World War II--the highly charged autobiography of the Italian countess Bianca Tam with all the ingredients of an exotic adventure novel.
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The book covers every era of human advancement and the opium poppy plant’s relationship to each; starting with archeologist’s surprising discoveries of opium pods/seeds in caves used by Neanderthals to Egyptians & the Greeks hailing it a “wonder drug” to the Chinese/UK ‘Opium Wars’ to the discovery of morphine & the hypodermic Cited by: Opium Tea Hardcover – June 1, by Bianca Tam (Author) out of 5 stars 3 ratings.
See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Hardcover, June 1, "Please retry" $ $ $ Opium book. This book is very informative and thought-provoking in its discussions of the substance over which the war was fought.
Opium was an illegal narcotic in China from the 18th century onwards, and the Chinese state crackdown against it particularly intensified during the s.
Opium book. Read 17 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Vientiane, Laos is a sleepy post-colonial backwater, run by generals an /5. This book was highly informative on the history of opium and, while dense with information and statistics, still very readable.
The main drawback is not really the fault of the book-- it was written in and therefore completely misses the rise of the prescription opioid epidemic in the U.S/5.
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The Opium Wars were two wars which were Opium book between the Great Qing and the British Government in the midth century, triggered by the British government's imposition of the opium trade upon China. The resulting concession of Opium book Kong compromised China's territorial sovereignty.
The clashes included the First Opium War (–), with the British naval forces, and the Second Opium War. Britain and France waged a second Opium War against China from to China’s current leader, Xi Jinping, alludes to the era in his call for a “China Dream” of national rejuvenation.
opium, substance derived by collecting and drying the milky juice in the unripe seed pods of the opium poppy, Papaver somniferum.
Opium varies in color from yellow to dark brown and has a characteristic odor and a bitter taste. Its chief active principle is the alkaloid morphine, a narcotic. Known to mankind since prehistoric times, opium is arguably the oldest and most widely used narcotic.
Opium: A History traces the drug's astounding impact on world culture-from its religious use by prehistoric peoples to its influence on the imaginations of the Romantic writers; from the earliest medical science to the Sino-British opium wars. And, in the present day, as the addict population Cited by: One was a book published in called Opium Smoking in America and China.
It was written by a New York doctor named H.H. Kane, who spent years researching the opium dens in Manhattan. It was the best book about opium smoking I found, until I wrote my own. Presents the history of opium, its significance to the world of medicine, the effects of opium on the mind and body, opium addiction and dependence, and opium abuse.
Preview this book» What people are saying - Write a review. It is just ironic that opium use is one of the most detested acts, and yet the society seems to tolerate its existence.
Moreover, China is being strongly associated with opium. The relationship of China and opium was explored by Zheng Yangwen’s book, “The Social Life of Opium in China”. Opium: a history by Booth, Martin.
Publication date Topics Opium abuse, Opium trade, Opium, Opioid-Related Disorders, Geschichte, Opium Publisher New York: St.
Martin's Griffin Collection Internet Archive Books. Delaware County District Library (Ohio) American : Opium tells the extraordinary and at times harrowing tale of how we arrived at today's crisis, "mak[ing] timely and startling connections among painkillers, politics, finance, and society" (Laurence Bergreen).
The story begins with the discovery of poppy artifacts in ancient Mesopotamia, and goes on to explore how Greek physicians and obscure chemists discovered opium's effects and refined its. A glossary of terms related to opium poppy cultivation and heroin processing in Southeast Asia is included for reference.
Vll. ORIGIN AND HistORY OF " THE OPIUM pappy, ~. The sole source of opium is the opium poppy. The plant is believed to have evolved from a wild strain, File Size: 2MB.
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And yet, for most of its long history, opium has also been humanity's most effective means of alleviating physical and mental pain. This extraordinary book encompasses the entire history of the world's most fascinating drug, from the first evidence of poppy cultivation by stone-age man to the present-day opium trade in Afghanistan.
Dr.For these reasons, as well as others, the Opium Wars marked a dramatic shift in Asian history. Both wars were started over trade; the First Opium War was a blatant grab for money at the expense of a people who slowly succumbed en masse to drug addiction, while the Second Opium War was a war less about trade and more about national prestige.Don Duco: Opium & opiumschuiven.
This is a book on opium smoking and opium pipes from Don Duco, curator of the Amsterdam Pipe Museum (Pijpenkabinet). One of very few Dutch books on the topic. Alan Baumler: The Chinese and Opium under the Republic: Worse than Floods and Wild Beasts. This looks like an interesting historical perspective on the.