A Cultural History of How an Exotic Plant Seduced Civilization
ISBN10: 0802139604 ISBN13: 9780802139603 Publisher: Grove Pr Published: Feb 1 2003 Pages: 416 Weight: 1.05lbs. Height: 8.25" Width: 5.50" Depth: 1.00" Language: English
A fascinating foray into the realm of tobacco, which was first cultivated and used for medicinal, religious, and social purposes, traces its evolution from a neccessity to a coveted commodity that would forever change the economy by documenting the history of this illustrious plant, from its use as the sacred calumet of the Plains Indians to the controversy surrounding it today. Reprint.