BACK COVER #(From 1992 Edition) Inhaling laughing gas, or nitrous oxide, has gained a new popularity. Yet recent discoveries about the dangers of inhaling the gas are not widely disseminated. These developments make this underground classic more important and relevant than ever. Laughing Gas: Nitrous Oxide includes :
- The fascinating 200 year history of gas
- Classic writing on gas by William James and others
- An Introduction on pharmacological developments
- Dangers, precautions and recent discoveries
- Wonderful drawings, lithographs and photographs
- Existential accounts of personal experiences with gas
- Philosophical ruminations on the meaning of gas
- An informative cartoon strip by cartoonist Larry Todd
- A collectible cover by comix super-star R. Crumb
BLURBS #"Definitive funky text...includes delightful history ... and safety precautions."
-- Whole Earth Review
"Laughing Gas is the fruit of three years research by twelve amiable freaks who call themselves the East Bay Chemical Philosophy Symposium."
-- High Times Magazine