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By Giorgio Samorini

ISBN-10: 0892819863

ISBN-13: 9780892819867

An Italian ethnobotanist explores the extraordinary propensity of untamed animals to find and use psychoactive components.

• Throws out behaviorist theories that declare animals don't have any recognition.

• bargains a very new knowing of the position psychedelics play within the improvement of attention in all species.

• unearths drug use to be a usual intuition.

From caffeine-dependent goats to nectar addicted ants, the animal country bargains striking examples of untamed animals and bugs searching out and eating the psychoactive elements of their environments. writer Giorgio Samorini explores this little-known phenomenon and means that, faraway from being constrained to people, the need to adventure altered states of recognition is a usual force shared via all dwelling beings and that animals have interaction in those behaviors intentionally. Rejecting the Western cultural assumption that utilizing medications is a destructive motion or the results of an disease, Samorini opens our eyes to the prospect that beings who eat psychedelics--whether people or animals--contribute to the evolution in their species by way of growing fullyyt new styles of habit that at last can be followed through different individuals of that species. The author's interesting money owed of mushroom-loving reindeer, intoxicated birds, and drunken elephants make sure that readers won't ever view the animal international in rather an analogous means again.

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