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Stoned

Author : Aja Raden
ISBN : 9780062334718
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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As entertaining as it is incisive, Stoned is a raucous journey through the history of human desire for what is rare, and therefore precious. What makes a stone a jewel? What makes a jewel priceless? And why do we covet beautiful things? In this brilliant account of how eight jewels shaped the course of history, jeweler and scientist Aja Raden tells an original and often startling story about our unshakeable addiction to beauty and the darker side of human desire. What moves the world is what moves each of us: desire. Jewelry—which has long served as a stand-in for wealth and power, glamor and success—has birthed cultural movements, launched political dynasties, and started wars. Masterfully weaving together pop science and history, Stoned breaks history into three categories—Want, Take, and Have—and explains what the diamond on your finger has to do with the GI Bill, why green-tinted jewelry has been exalted by so many cultures, why the glass beads that bought Manhattan for the Dutch were initially considered a fair trade, and how the French Revolution started over a coveted necklace. Studded with lively personalities and fascinating details, Stoned tells the remarkable story of our abiding desire for the rare and extraordinary.

Stoned

Author : David J. Casarett
ISBN : 9781591847670
Genre : Health & Fitness
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A physician's exploration of the odd science of marijuana, and the industry that's sprung up around it. If you're diagnosed with a serious illness today, there's one thing you can look forward to: the ability to get stoned on legal, pharmaceutical-grade marijuana. The past decade has seen a dramatic increase in medical marijuana use, abetted by a new industry of farmers, distributors, manufacturers, and clinics that have created a need. But does pot really offer the medical benefits that its proponents promise? Or does it just make people feel good? Dr. David Casarett, a highly respected researcher and professor of medicine, sets out to find answers firsthand. He visits dispensaries in California and Colorado; smears marijuana paste on his legs while trekking through Nepal; samples pot wine; learns how vaporizers work; and tries the purest kind of hash, known as ?shatter.” The result is a light-hearted and much-needed medical practitioner's perspective on what marijuana is really good for, and whether the dangers outweigh the benefits.

Everybody Must Get Stoned

Author : R. U. Sirius
ISBN : 0806530731
Genre : Music
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A fascinating, informative, and hilarious compendium about two of pop culture's most enduring obsessions: rock musicians and the drugs they love. b&w photos throughout.

Stoned

Author : Andrew Loog Oldham
ISBN : 9781446412091
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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'People say I made the Stones. I didn't. They were there already. They only wanted exploiting. They were all bad boys when I found them. I just brought out the worst in them.' Andrew Loog Oldham was nineteen years old when he discovered and became the manager and producer of an unknown band called The Rolling Stones. His radical vision transformed them from a starving south London blues combo to the Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Band That Ever Drew Breath, while the revolutionary strategies he used to get them there provoked both adulation and revulsion throughout British society and beyond. An ultra-hip mod, flash, brash and schooled in style by Mary Quant, he was a hustler of genius, addicted to scandal, notoriety and innovation.

On Being Stoned

Author : Charles T. Tart
ISBN : 0595149723
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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This book, by Charles T. Tart, world famous authority on altered states of consciousness, describes the results of a landmark study of 150 experienced marijuana users. What do they actually feel vs. propaganda about marijuana? Effects on vision, hearing, touch, social interaction, sexual sensations, space and time perception, thinking processes, spiritual experiences and ESP are among the many discussed. This is what can happen in the natural settings people use marijuana in, not the artificial conditions of the laboratory. “This book will become the standard work on the subjective effects of marijuana.” —John Kaplan

Getting Stoned With Savages

Author : J. Maarten Troost
ISBN : 9780767924931
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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From the bestselling author of The Sex Lives of Cannibals, the laugh-out-loud true story of his years on the islands of Vanuatu and Fiji, among cannibals, volcanoes . . . and the world’s best narcotics. With The Sex Lives of Cannibals, Maarten Troost established himself as one of the most engaging and original travel writers around. Getting Stoned with Savages again reveals his wry wit and infectious joy of discovery in a side-splittingly funny account of life in the farthest reaches of the world. After two grueling years on the island of Tarawa, battling feral dogs, machete-wielding neighbors, and a lack of beer on a daily basis, Maarten Troost was in no hurry to return to the South Pacific. But as time went on, he realized he felt remarkably out of place among the trappings of twenty-first-century America. When he found himself holding down a job—one that might possibly lead to a career—he knew it was time for he and his wife, Sylvia, to repack their bags and set off for parts unknown. Getting Stoned with Savages tells the hilarious story of Troost’s time on Vanuatu—a rugged cluster of islands where the natives gorge themselves on kava and are still known to “eat the man.” Falling into one amusing misadventure after another, Troost struggles against typhoons, earthquakes, and giant centipedes and soon finds himself swept up in the laid-back, clothing-optional lifestyle of the islanders. When Sylvia gets pregnant, they decamp for slightly-more-civilized Fiji, a fallen paradise where the local chiefs can be found watching rugby in the house next door. And as they contend with new parenthood in a country rife with prostitutes and government coups, their son begins to take quite naturally to island living—in complete contrast to his dad.

Legally Stoned

Author : Todd A. Thies
ISBN : 0806531118
Genre : Social Science
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A clear, comprehensive and concrete guide to legally obtaining several psychoactive substances and using them to alter consciousness, Legally Stoned is the first 'how-to' book for legal drug use. More than just a practical guide to legal highs, however, it also discusses the social and political aspects of legal drug use and presents an argument against the current war on drugs, giving readers the information they need to make up their own minds - or to legally alter them.

Stoned Naked And Looking In My Neighbor S Window

Author : Gabriel Jeffrey
ISBN : 9781932112368
Genre : Social Science
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The creator of grouphug.us shares the story of how he created this confessional Web site that attracted three million hits in the first few months and discusses some of the things people confess anonymously. Original.

Stoned

Author : Mandi Beck
ISBN : 1535186151
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"A rock star with no rhythm is a man with no soul." - Stone Lockhart As the lead singer of one of the hottest bands to hit the rock scene, f*cks are free, drugs come easy, and music is life. For as long as Stone can remember, Willow has been his music - the notes that weave his soul together. His rhythm. Until he threw her away. All he has left is a handful of pills and a few lines of powder to make him forget her. And he tries, over and over. Clean and ready to make things right, he's faced with the fact that Willow's moved on. She's not the same girl he cast aside. Willow's a woman sure about her purpose in life. Sure about who she's meant to love. Stone may be lost without his rhythm, but Willow has found so much more.

The Stoning Of Soraya M

Author : Freidoune Sahebjam
ISBN : 9781628721058
Genre : Social Science
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Soraya M.’s husband, Ghorban-Ali, couldn’t afford to marry another woman. Rather than returning Soraya’s dowry, as custom required before taking a second wife, he plotted with four friends and a counterfeit mullah to dispose of her. Together, they accused Soraya of adultery. Her only crime was cooking for a friend’s widowed husband. Exhausted by a lifetime of abuse and hardship, Soraya said nothing, and the makeshift tribunal took her silence as a confession of guilt. They sentenced her to death by stoning: a punishment prohibited by Islam but widely practiced. Day by day—sometimes minute by minute—Sahebjam deftly recounts these horrendous events, tracing Soraya’s life with searing immediacy, from her arranged marriage and the births of her children to her husband’s increasing cruelty and her horrifying execution, where, by tradition, her father, husband, and sons hurled the first stones. A stark look at the intersection between culture and justice, this is one woman’s story, but it stands for the stories of thousands of women who suffered—and continue to suffer—the same fate. It is a story that must be told.

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