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  • Publisher : Little, Brown Spark
  • Release : 01 June 2021
  • ISBN : 9780316453370
  • Page : 304 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 5 voters

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A "entertaining and enlightening" deep dive into the alcohol-soaked origins of civilization—and the evolutionary roots of humanity’s appetite for intoxication. (Daniel E. Lieberman, author of Exercised) While plenty of entertaining books have been written about the history of alcohol and other intoxicants, none have offered a comprehensive, convincing answer to the basic question of why humans want to get high in the first place. Drunk elegantly cuts through the tangle of urban legends and anecdotal impressions that surround our notions of intoxication to provide the first rigorous, scientifically-grounded explanation for our love of alcohol. Drawing on evidence from archaeology, history, cognitive neuroscience, psychopharmacology, social psychology, literature, and genetics, Slingerland shows that our taste for chemical intoxicants is not an evolutionary mistake, as we are so often told. In fact, intoxication helps solve a number of distinctively human challenges: enhancing creativity, alleviating stress, building trust, and pulling off the miracle of getting fiercely tribal primates to cooperate with strangers. Our desire to get drunk, along with the individual and social benefits provided by drunkenness, played a crucial role in sparking the rise of the first large-scale societies. We would not have civilization without intoxication. From marauding Vikings and bacchanalian orgies to sex-starved fruit flies, blind cave fish, and problem-solving crows, Drunk is packed with fascinating case studies and engaging science, as well as practical takeaways for individuals and communities. The result is a captivating and long overdue investigation into humanity's oldest indulgence—one that explains not only why we want to get drunk, but also how it might actually be good for us to tie one on now and then.

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Drunk

Drunk
  • Author : Edward Slingerland
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Spark
  • Release Date : 2021-06-01
  • ISBN : 9780316453370
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A "entertaining and enlightening" deep dive into the alcohol-soaked origins of civilization—and the evolutionary roots of humanity’s appetite for intoxication. (Daniel E. Lieberman, author of Exercised) While plenty of entertaining books have been written about the history of alcohol and other intoxicants, none have offered a comprehensive, convincing answer to the basic question of why humans want to get high in the first place. Drunk elegantly cuts through the tangle of urban legends and anecdotal impressions that surround

Drunk Driving Defense

Drunk Driving Defense
  • Author : Lawrence Taylor,Steven Oberman
  • Publisher : Wolters Kluwer
  • Release Date : 2006-01-01
  • ISBN : 9780735554290
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For even the most seasoned DUI lawyers, defending drunk driving cases has always presented special challenges. Today, mounting a successful drunk driving defense is more difficult than ever. That's why DWI attorneys rely on Drunk Driving Defense . Written by Lawrence Taylor and Steven Oberman, Drunk Driving Defense is generally considered to be the standard-bearing reference in the field. Clear explanations of key scientific and technological issues for DUI lawyers Drunk Driving Defense ensures that you Understand The chemical, biological and

An Uncommon Drunk

An Uncommon Drunk
  • Author : Jeff Herten
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2006-05-01
  • ISBN : 9780595379941
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For nearly thirty years, author Dr. Jeff Herten was a high-functioning alcoholic-one who drinks every day, yet continues to lead a productive, successful life. Now he shares his first-hand knowledge of how alcohol can destroy lives-as it nearly destroyed his. Alcohol is the single greatest social ill in the United States. It affects us not only emotionally but physically. Alcohol may lead to deadly cancers of the breast, colon, esophagus, and liver. It rots our bones, corrodes our stomach lining,

Red, White, and Drunk All Over

Red, White, and Drunk All Over
  • Author : Natalie MacLean
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2010-12-15
  • ISBN : 9781408820650
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Natalie MacLean spent three years sipping her way through sun-drenched vineyards and cobwebbed cellars to bring us this witty, knowledgeable book about the world of wine. In the ancient vineyards of Burgundy she uncovers the secrets of Pinot Noir, then moves on to the labyrinthine cellars of Champagne to examine the mystique of luxury bubbly. She compares notes with novelist Jay McInerney at a bacchanalian dinner, goes undercover as a sommelier in a five-star restaurant, and explores the influence of

Drunk Japan

Drunk Japan
  • Author : Mark D. West
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2020-03-11
  • ISBN : 9780190070861
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Each society that consumes alcohol has its own unique drinking culture, and each society deals with the drunken products of that culture in particular ways. As Mark D. West shows in Drunk Japan, the distinctive features of Japanese drinking culture and its intoxication-related laws are not simply interesting in and of themselves, but offer a unique window into Japanese society more broadly. Drawing upon close readings of over 5,000 published Japanese court opinions on drunkenness-related cases, he provides a rich description

Drunk & Disorderly, Again

Drunk & Disorderly, Again
  • Author : Claude Hooten
  • Publisher : Morgan James Publishing
  • Release Date : 2009-04-01
  • ISBN : 9781600375484
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Hooten—one of radio's most successful on-air personalities—battled alcoholism his entire life. With this work, he hopes to reach those "functioning" alcoholics who want a better life for themselves and their families.

Dead Drunk

Dead Drunk
  • Author : Paul Garrigan
  • Publisher : Maverick House
  • Release Date : 2005
  • ISBN : 9781905379798
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Dead Drunk is the moving and powerful story of a teenager who lost himself to alcohol addiction after the breakdown of his parents' marriage. Paul Garrigan has written an honest (and often darkly humorous) account of his alcoholism. His adventures took him from the quiet suburbs of Dublin to begging on the streets of London, getting paid to drink in Oxford, and swigging illegal booze in Saudi Arabia, before finally ending up in a remote Thai village where he fully

Confronting Drunk Driving

Confronting Drunk Driving
  • Author : H. Laurence Ross
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release Date : 1994-01-01
  • ISBN : 0300058659
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The author of this book argues that drunk driving is more than just a criminal issue. He offers a practical approach to the problem of drunk driving, one that combines criminal deterence with other efforts to reduce the number of deaths caused by drivers under the influence of alcohol.