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Published by Park Street Press in Rochester, Vt .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Psychotropic plants -- Encyclopedias,
  • Hallucinogenic plants -- Encyclopedias

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 878-907) and index.

Other titlesPsychoactive plants
StatementChristian Rätsch ; foreword by Albert Hofmann ; translated by John R. Baker with assistance from Annabel Lee and Cornelia Ballent.
GenreEncyclopedias.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQK99.A1 R2813 2005
The Physical Object
Pagination942 p. :
Number of Pages942
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15596460M
ISBN 100892819782
LC Control Number2004027227
OCLC/WorldCa57007969

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