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The Resource Drugs unlimited : the web revolution that's changing how the world gets high, Mike Power

Drugs unlimited : the web revolution that's changing how the world gets high, Mike Power

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Drugs unlimited : the web revolution that's changing how the world gets high
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Drugs unlimited
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the web revolution that's changing how the world gets high
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Mike Power
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Drugs unlimited
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the web revolution thats changing how the world gets high
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eng
Summary
"The very first thing ever bought or sold on the Internet was marijuana, when Stanford and MIT students used ARPANET to cut a deal in the early '70s. Today, you can order any conceivable pill or powder with the click of a mouse. In Drugs Unlimited, Mike Power tells the tale of drugs in the Internet Age, in which users have outmaneuvered law enforcement, breached international borders, and created a massive worldwide black market. But the online market in narcotics isn't just changing the way drugs are bought and sold; it's changing the nature of drugs themselves. Enterprising dealers are using the Web to engage highly skilled foreign chemists to tweak the chemical structures of banned drugs--just enough to create a similar effect and just enough to render them legal in most parts of the world. Drugs are marketed as "not for human consumption," but everyone knows exactly how they're going to be used--what they can't know is whether their use might prove fatal. From dancefloors to the offices of apathetic government officials, via social networking sites and underground labs, Power explores this agile, international, virtual subculture that will always be one step ahead of the law"--
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An investigative journalist reveals the way the Internet is changing the illegal drug market, not only linking sellers and buyers, but also connecting dealers with skilled foreign chemists who will tweak the structures of banned drugs enough to render them legal in most places
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Power, Mike
Dewey number
363.450285/4678
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illustrations
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no index present
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fiction
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bibliography
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  • Drug traffic
  • Internet marketing
  • Electronic commerce
  • Computer crimes
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adult
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the web revolution that's changing how the world gets high
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Drugs unlimited : the web revolution that's changing how the world gets high, Mike Power
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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nc
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Contents
Contemporary chemical culture -- Vegetable to chemical -- The great ecstasy of the toolmaker Shulgin -- The birth of an online drugs culture -- The rise and fall of the research chemical scene -- The calm before the storm, and a curious drought -- Mephedrone madness: the underground hits the high street -- Woof woof is the new meow meow -- Ready-salted zombies and a chemical panic -- Your crack's in the post -- Prohibition in the digital age -- The end of the road
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ocn884439846
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. Edition.
Extent
xix, 316 pages
Isbn
9781250054715
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(hardback)
Lccn
2014022130
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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illustrations
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(OCoLC)884439846
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Drugs unlimited : the web revolution that's changing how the world gets high, Mike Power
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contemporary chemical culture -- Vegetable to chemical -- The great ecstasy of the toolmaker Shulgin -- The birth of an online drugs culture -- The rise and fall of the research chemical scene -- The calm before the storm, and a curious drought -- Mephedrone madness: the underground hits the high street -- Woof woof is the new meow meow -- Ready-salted zombies and a chemical panic -- Your crack's in the post -- Prohibition in the digital age -- The end of the road
Control code
ocn884439846
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. Edition.
Extent
xix, 316 pages
Isbn
9781250054715
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014022130
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)884439846

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