Coverart for item
The Resource A (brief) history of vice : how bad behavior built civilization, Robert Evans

A (brief) history of vice : how bad behavior built civilization, Robert Evans

Label
A (brief) history of vice : how bad behavior built civilization
Title
A (brief) history of vice
Title remainder
how bad behavior built civilization
Statement of responsibility
Robert Evans
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book uncovers the many and magnificent ways vice has influenced history, from the prostitute-turned-empress who scored a major victory for women's rights, to the beer that helped create and destroy South America's first empire. And Evans goes deeper than simply writing about ancient debauchery; he re-creates some of history's most enjoyable (and most painful) vices and includes guides so you can follow along at home. 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
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. By the editorial manager of Cracked
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10527356
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1988-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Evans, Robert
Dewey number
179.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vice
  • Civilization, Modern
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
how bad behavior built civilization
Label
A (brief) history of vice : how bad behavior built civilization, Robert Evans
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
1 Mother Nature: History's First Bartender -- ch. 2 Music: The First Drug? -- ch. 3 Celebrity Worship and the Greek Who Predicted TMZ -- ch. 4 How Drunken Parties Birthed (and Broke) Civilizations -- ch. 6 How Bad Behavior Saved Civilization -- ch. 6 Godstitution: The Hidden History of Sex Work -- ch. 7 Drugs, the Birth of Religion, and How to Trip Like a Philosopher -- ch. 8 Ancient Greek Acid and the Birth of Science -- ch. 9 Tobacco and Marijuana: Twins Displaced by Time -- ch. 10 Drugged Cultures and Acid Wars -- ch. 11 The Shrub That Conquered the World -- ch. 12 The Coffee-Drinking Bad Boys of Ancient Islam -- ch. 13 How We Evolved to Be Kinky -- ch. 14 The Hijacking of Genius: A Deep History of Designer Drugs -- ch. 15 The Curious History of Salamander Brandy
Control code
000057089675
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xii, 259 pages
Isbn
9780147517609
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015048289
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)930256015
Label
A (brief) history of vice : how bad behavior built civilization, Robert Evans
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
1 Mother Nature: History's First Bartender -- ch. 2 Music: The First Drug? -- ch. 3 Celebrity Worship and the Greek Who Predicted TMZ -- ch. 4 How Drunken Parties Birthed (and Broke) Civilizations -- ch. 6 How Bad Behavior Saved Civilization -- ch. 6 Godstitution: The Hidden History of Sex Work -- ch. 7 Drugs, the Birth of Religion, and How to Trip Like a Philosopher -- ch. 8 Ancient Greek Acid and the Birth of Science -- ch. 9 Tobacco and Marijuana: Twins Displaced by Time -- ch. 10 Drugged Cultures and Acid Wars -- ch. 11 The Shrub That Conquered the World -- ch. 12 The Coffee-Drinking Bad Boys of Ancient Islam -- ch. 13 How We Evolved to Be Kinky -- ch. 14 The Hijacking of Genius: A Deep History of Designer Drugs -- ch. 15 The Curious History of Salamander Brandy
Control code
000057089675
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xii, 259 pages
Isbn
9780147517609
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2015048289
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)930256015

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
Processing Feedback ...