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Author Evans, Robert, 1988- author.

Title A (brief) history of vice : how bad behavior built civilization / Robert Evans.

Publication Info. New York, New York : Plume, [2016]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    179.809 EVA    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor  New Shelf  179.809 EVA    DUE 06-01-20 Billed
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor  New Shelf  179.809 EVA    DUE 06-01-20
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Description xii, 259 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
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Contents Mother Nature: History's First Bartender -- Music: The First Drug? -- Celebrity Worship and the Greek Who Predicted TMZ -- How Drunken Parties Birthed (and Broke) Civilizations -- How Bad Behavior Saved Civilization -- Godstitution: The Hidden History of Sex Work -- Drugs, the Birth of Religion, and How to Trip Like a Philosopher -- Ancient Greek and the Birth of Science -- Tobacco and Marijuana: Twins Displaced by Time -- Drugged Cultures and Acid Wars -- The Shrub That Conquered the World -- The Coffee-Drinking Bad Boys of Ancient Islam -- How We Evolved to Be Kinky -- The Hijacking of Genius: A Deep History of Designer Drugs -- The Curious History of Salamander Brandy.
Summary "Including interviews with experts and original experimentation, a part history, part how-to guide explores some of humanity's most prominent vices and provides an explanation for how each of them helped humans rise to the top of the food chain."--NoveList.
Subject Vice -- History.
Civilization, Modern.
Added Title Brief history of vice
ISBN 9780147517609 (paperback)
0147517605 (paperback)

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