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The World of Caffeine : the Science and Culture of the World's Most Popular Drug.

Author: Bennett Alan Weinberg; Bonnie K Bealer
Publisher: Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2004. ©2005
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Weinberg, Bennett Alan.
World of Caffeine : The Science and Culture of the World's Most Popular Drug.
Florence : Taylor and Francis, ©2004
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bennett Alan Weinberg; Bonnie K Bealer
ISBN: 9780203011799 0203011791
OCLC Number: 1048400280
Description: 1 online resource (266 pages)
Contents: Book Cover --
Half-Title --
Title --
Copyright --
Dedication --
contents --
acknowledgments --
overview Caffeine Encounters --
prologue The Discovery of Caffeine --
PART 1 caffeine in history --
1 coffee --
Coffee as Materia Medica: The First Written References --
The Coffee Drinkers That Never Were: Fabulous Ancient References to Coffee --
Coffee to Coffeehouses: Marqaha and the Slippery Slope --
Travelers' Tales: Visitors to the Yemen, Constantinople, Aleppo, and Cairo --
Evolving from the Sludge: African and Arabian Preparations of Coffee --
The Origin of the Word --
2 tea --
The Origin of the Word and the Drink --
The Classic of Tea: Teaching Tea Tippling --
The Forms of Tea: From Bricks to Powder --
Tea and the Tao: Yin, Yang, and the Importance of a Balanced Diet --
The Chinese Tea Ceremony: A Confluence of Buddhist, Taoist, and Confucian Streams --
3 cacao --
Pre-Columbian History of Chocolate --
Montezuma II Meets Cortés --
The Origins of the Words "Cacao" and "Chocolate" --
Native Methods of Preparing Chocolate --
PART 2 europe wakes up to caffeine --
4 monks and men-at-arms --
Chocolate Consumes the Spanish Court --
Cacao Goes to Italy, France, Holland, England, Austria, Switzerland, and Returns Across the Atlantic --
From Liquid to Solid: Eating Chocolate Comes of Age --
5 the caffeine trade supplants the spice trade --
Early Portuguese Explorers Encounter Tea --
Early Ports of Arrival for Coffee and Tea: Venice, Marseilles, Amsterdam --
Caffeine Gets the Pope's Blessing: Acceptance in Italy --
Early Coffee Stalls and Houses: Ottoman Customs Invade the West --
From Then to Now: Café Procope and Other Regency Cafés --
Austria: Kolschitzky's Bean Bags Hit Vienna --
Europeans Improve and Serve Turkish Coffee, Chinese Tea, and Indian Chocolate --
6 the late adopters --
Germany Joins In: Beyond Beer Soup for Breakfast. Frederick the Great's Campaign against Coffee --
Russia: Rallying Round the Samovar --
Sweden Gives In to Coffee --
7 judgements of history --
A Sobering View of Caffeine --
German and Dutch Doctors Dispute about Coffee and Tea --
Medical Disputes in Marseilles and the Rest of France --
The Early English Health Debates --
What Goes Around Comes Around: Harvey Puts Caffeine into Circulation --
John Ovington's Essay and Other Rave Reviews of Tea --
Mixed Notices for Coffee, Tea, and Chocolate --
Medical Debates: The Mid-Eighteenth through the End of the Nineteenth Century --
Dr. Simon André Tissot --
Benjamin Moseley, M.D., for the Defense --
Hahnemann: The Hazards of Upsetting the Body's Balance --
John Cole, Esq.: The Dangers of Tea and Coffee --
Les Cafêomanes: Honoré de Balzac and the Pleasures and Pains of Caffeine --
France in the 1890s: Treatise Du Caféisme Chronique --
8 postscript --
PART 3 the culture of caffeine --
9 islands of caffeine (1) --
The Origin of Tea in Japan --
Caffeine and Ceremony in the East: The Religion and Art of Chanoyu --
Caffeine and Culture: Teaism, Teahouse, Tea Gardens, and the Manners, Art, and Architecture of Japan --
Teaism Today and the Traditions of Japan --
Restoring the Traditions: The Okakuran Campaign --
A Contrarian View: Urasenke, or the Church That Caffeine Built --
Contemporary Caffeine: The Society and Commerce of Coffee Come to Japan --
10 island of caffeine (2) --
Caffeine Comes to England: From Rumor to Reality --
The Great Instauration: The Oxford Coffee Club and the Birth of the Royal Society --
Early Coffeehouses: Penny Universities or Seminaries of Sedition? --
Caffeine and the Crown: Charles II Bans Coffee and Catherine of Braganza Takes Tea --
The Great Conversation: The Coffeehouses and the Writers of England --
Teatime in England. From Coffeehouse to Clubhouse, Tea Garden, Tea Shop, and Tavern --
Heroines of Caffeine: Mary Tuke Founds a Tea Dynasty, and Anna of Bedford Starts a Tea Tradition --
Caffeine in Victorian and Contemporary England --
11 the endless simmes --
Amercia, Land of the Free-Refill --
Bubbling Caffeine: The Hard Soft Drinks --
Coca-Cola and the Wiley Campaign: Wiley as the Kha'ir Beg of the Twentieth Century --
Cola as Cultural Icon --
The Buzz Beyond: Supercolas and Other High-Dose Caffeinated Soft Drinks --
The Straight Dope: Vivarin, NoDoz, and Other Caffeine Pills --
12 caffeine culture and le fin de millénaire --
Who's Doing It: Caffeine Consumption Patterns --
Baby Boomers and Caffeine --
Generations X, Y, and Z and Caffeine --
Brewings and Doings: Caffeine Mainstays and Curiosities --
Spike Coffee-The Coffee for Caffeine Addicts --
Caffeine and, Well, Water --
Mixing Your Drinks: Caffeine and Alcohol --
Carbonated Coffee --
The Coffee Shop Connection-Keeping Them off the Streets --
Caffeine Currents: From Coffee to Tea? --
Kopi Luak Coffee: Waste Not, Want Not --
When Caffeine-Free Is Definitely Better for Your Health --
When Is Caffeine Not Caffeine? --
From Cyberspace to Outerspace to a Pretty Face: Caffeine on the Internet and Beyond --
PART 4 the natural history of caffeine --
13 caffeine in the laboratory --
Caffeine and Chemistry --
The Metabolism of Caffeine: From Cup to Bowl, or A Remembrance of Things Passed --
Mechanism of Action: Caffeine Kicks In --
Calcium Mobility Theory --
Phosphodiesterase Inhibition: The cAMP Cycle of Energy Release --
Adenosine Blockade: The Newest Theory on the Block --
Paradoxes and Problems and Unanswered Questions --
Where the Caffeine Is --
What Is a Cup? --
Soft Drinks --
Over-the-Counter and Prescription Medications --
Where the Theobromine and Theophylline Are. Extracting Caffeine: Industrial Processes and Mr. Wizard's Laboratory --
14 caffeine and the plant kingdom --
Why Plants Contain Caffeine --
The Coffee Shrub (genus Coffea) --
The Tale of Gabriel d'Erchigny de Clieu and the Purloined Plant --
Coffee Cultivation --
Coffee Oddities and Curiosities --
The Tea Bush: E Pluribus Unum (Camellia sinensis) --
Linnæus Brings Home the Tea: Osbek's Trek and Other Tea Adventures --
The Cultivation of Tea --
The Cacao Tree (Theobroma cacao) --
Cacao Goes to Africa and Beyond --
Cacao and Caffeine --
Maté (Yerba Maté, Ilex paraguariensis) --
Cassina (Yaupon holly, Ilex vomitoria) --
Cola (Cola acuminata --
Cola nitida) --
Guarana (Paullinia cupana) and Yoco (Paullinia yoco) --
Caffeine's Competitors: Coca, Khat, Ephedra, Betel, and Yohimbé --
Coca --
Khat --
Ephedra --
Betel --
Yohimbé --
PART 5 caffeine and health --
15 caffeine and the body --
Caffeine and the Cardiovascular System --
Caffeine and Cholesterol, Heart Attacks, and Coronary Heart Disease --
Caffeine and Hemostasis and Fibrinolysis22 --
Caffeine and the Respiratory System --
Caffeine and Cancer and Tumor Activity --
Caffeine and Children and Young Adults --
Caffeine and Drug Combinations and Counterfeits --
The Other Methylxanthines: Theobromine and Theophylline --
Caffeine and Birth Defects --
Caffeine and Morphological Abnormalities --
Caffeine and Non-Morphological Abnormalities: From Low Birthweight to Behavioral Dysfunction --
Caffeine and Fertility --
Caffeine and Weight Loss --
Caffeine and Exercise and Athletic Performance: Is Caffeine an Ergogenic Aid? --
16 thinking over caffeine --
Caffeine and Memory --
Caffeine and Alertness --
Is It All an Illusion? The Caffeine Chippie or the Hidden Need for Caffeine --
Java Jitters or Caffeine Conniptions: Caffeine and Anxiety --
Caffeine and Depression and Aggression --
Caffeine and Sleep. 17 caffeine dependence intoxication and toxicity --
Physical Dependence and Withdrawal --
Clinical Dependence Syndrome --
Is Caffeine a Drug of Abuse? --
Caffeine Intoxication: Too Much of a Good Thing --
Can Caffeine Kill? --
epilogue --
apppendix a The London Coffeehouse during the Commonwealth and Restoration --
appendix b Supplementary Tables --
appendix c Additional Studies of Caffeine's Physical Effects --
Caffeine and the Cardiovascular System --
Caffeine and Exercise: Good or Bad for Your Cardiovascular System? --
Caffeine and the Digestive System: Ulcers and Upset Stomach --
Caffeine and PMS --
Caffeine and Osteoporosis --
Caffeine and the Elderly --
Caffeine and the Eyes --
Caffeine and Nutrition --
Summary of the Medical Applications of Caffeine --
Caffeine and Relieving and Preventing Pulmonary Problems --
Caffeine and Headaches and Pain Control --
Caffeine and Setting the Circadian Clock --
Caffeine and Weight Control --
Caffeine and Low Blood Pressure --
Caffeine and Athletic Performance --
Caffeine and Skin Problems --
Caffeine and Parkinson's Disease --
appendix d Methodological Pitfalls --
Sample Selection --
Exposure --
Confounding Variables --
notes --
references --
index.

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First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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