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The world of caffeine : the science and culture of the world's most popular drug
Weinberg, Bennett Alan.
Adult Nonfiction QP801.C24 W45 2001

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Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Overview: Caffeine Encountersp. xi
Prologue: The Discovery of Caffeinep. xvii
Part I - Caffeine in historyp. 1
1. - Coffee: Arabian Originsp. 3
2. - Tea: Asian Originsp. 27
3. - Cacao: American Originsp. 41
Part II - Europe wakes up to caffeinep. 51
4. - Monks and Men-at-Arms: Europe's First Caffeine Connectionsp. 53
5. - The Caffeine Trade Supplants the Spice Trade: Tea and Coffee Come to the Westp. 61
6. - The Late Adopters: Germany, Russia, and Sweden Join Inp. 83
7. - Judgments of History: Medical Men Debate Caffeinep. 95
8. - Postscript: Why Did Caffeine Come When It Came?p. 125
Part III - The culture of caffeinep. 129
9. - Islands of Caffeine (1): Japan: The Tradition of Tea, the Novelty of Coffeep. 133
10. - Islands of Caffeine (2): England: Caffeine and Empirep. 147
11. - The Endless Simmer: America and the Twentieth Century Do Caffeinep. 181
12. - Caffeine Culture and Le Fin de Millenairep. 197
Part IV - The Natural history of caffeinep. 213
13. - Caffeine in the Laboratoryp. 215
14. - Caffeine and the Plant Kingdom: "My Vegetable Love ..."p. 235
Part V - Caffeine and healthp. 267
15. - Caffeine and the Body: Health Effects, Reproductive Issues, and Fitnessp. 269
16. - Thinking Over Caffeine: Cognition, Learning, and Emotional Well-Beingp. 291
17. - Caffeine Dependence, Intoxication, and Toxicityp. 303
Epilogue: A Toast to the Futurep. 317
Appendix A - The London Coffeehouse during the Commonwealth and Restorationp. 321
Appendix B - Supplementary Tablesp. 327
Appendix C - Additional Studies of Caffeine's Physical Effectsp. 332
Appendix D - Methodological Pitfallsp. 342
Notesp. 345
Referencesp. 373
Indexp. 381

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