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4. Recreational drugs

4. Recreational drugs  

Les Iversen

in Drugs: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2016
Published Online: 
Jun 2016
eISBN: 
9780191808210
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198745792.003.0004
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780198745792
‘Recreational drugs’ explores the origins, mechanisms, and criminalization of many widely used drugs. Many recreational drugs are legal including alcohol, tobacco, and caffeine, which are ... More
9. The 24-hour society

9. The 24-hour society  

Steven W. Lockley and Russell G. Foster

in Sleep: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777912
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199587858.003.0009
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199587858
We live in a society of 24-hour news coverage, supermarkets, and internet availability. The odds are stacked against good sleep. How have we arrived at this state of affairs? Shift work is ... More
8. Sleep and society

8. Sleep and society  

Steven W. Lockley and Russell G. Foster

in Sleep: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777912
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199587858.003.0008
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199587858
Society affects sleep and sleep affects society, influencing childhood learning and development, workplace safety and efficiency, and the economy. Society's attitude to sleep affects how ... More
Drugs: A Very Short Introduction

Drugs: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Les Iversen

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2016
Published Online: 
Jun 2016
eISBN: 
9780191808210
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198745792.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780198745792
Drugs: A Very Short Introduction provides a non-technical account of how drugs work in the body. The 20th century saw a remarkable upsurge of research on medicinal drugs, with ... More
2. Time of day matters

2. Time of day matters  

Russell G. Foster and Leon Kreitzman

in Circadian Rhythms: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2017
Published Online: 
Mar 2017
eISBN: 
9780191787164
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198717683.003.0002
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780198717683
Numerous studies have shown that a broad range of activities—both physical and cognitive—vary across the 24-hour day. The blood pressure and heart rate of a human shows striking day–night ... More

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