內容簡介 深入研究三種植物藥物——鴉片、咖啡因和致幻劑(麥斯卡林)，探索和參與圍繞這些藥物而產生的文化與消費。 ▍「本書就像這是一趟旅行：引人入勝、大開眼界、思維改變。」── 《New Statesman》（新政治家雜誌） 'It's a trip - engrossing, eye-opening, mind altering' New StatesmanFrom the international bestselling author of How to Change Your Mind ('A sweeping and often thrilling chronicle of the history of psychedelics' Guardian), comes a ground-breaking exploration of our relationship with natural drugsOf all the many things humans rely on plants for, surely the most curious is our use of them to change consciousness: to stimulate, calm, or completely alter the qualities of our mental experience. In This Is Your Mind On Plants, Michael Pollan explores three very different drugs - opium, caffeine and mescaline - and throws the fundamental strangeness of our thinking about them into sharp relief. Exploring and participating in the cultures that have grown up around these drugs, while consuming (or in the case of caffeine, trying not to consume) them, Pollan reckons with the powerful human attraction to psychoactive plants, and the equally powerful taboos.In a unique blend of history, science, memoir and reportage, Pollan shines a fresh light on a subject that is all too often treated reductively. In doing so, he proves that there is much more to say about these plants than simply debating their regulation, for when we take them into our bodies and let them change our minds, we are engaging with nature in one of the most profound ways we can. This ground-breaking and singular book holds up a mirror to our fundamental human needs and aspirations, the operations of our minds and our entanglement with the natural world.
作者介紹 For the past twenty years, Michael Pollan has been writing about the places where the human and natural worlds intersect: food, agriculture, gardens, drugs, and architecture. His book The Omnivore’s Dilemma, about the ethics and ecology of eating, was named one of the ten best books of 2006 by the New York Times and the Washington Post. He is also the author of In Defence of Food, The Botany of Desire, A Place of My Own and Second Nature, and the upcoming Food Rules: An Eater’s Manual.