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Higher Wisdom: Eminent Elders Explore the Continuing Impact of Psychedelics
by Charles S. Grob & Roger Walsh, editors
Publisher:
State University of New York Press 
Year:
2005 
Reviewed by Lorenzo
2/6/2006

If I were to teach a course about psychedelics, the first book I would have my students read is Higher Wisdom. Edited by Roger Walsh and Charles Grob, this gem of a book provides in-depth interviews with fourteen psychedelic luminaries. Collectively, their published books, papers, lectures, and research reports would take up a significant amount of shelf space.

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What The Dormouse Said: How the Sixties Counterculture Shaped the Personal Computer Industry
by John Markoff
Publisher:
Viking Adult 
Year:
2005 
Reviewed by Lorenzo
8/8/2005

To fully appreciate What the Dormouse Said, it helps to think back to what the world was like in 1959, when this story begins. At that time, with a few rare exceptions, the entire computing profession was focused exclusively on mainframes; even the concept of time-sharing was considered a heresy. There was no student protest movement, not a single campus ... [ read more ]

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