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The Resource Cocaine : white gold rush in Peru, Edmundo Morales

Cocaine : white gold rush in Peru, Edmundo Morales

Label
Cocaine : white gold rush in Peru
Title
Cocaine
Title remainder
white gold rush in Peru
Statement of responsibility
Edmundo Morales
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Cocaine: Much is known about the damage done by this drug in the United States; yet how much is actually known of its impact at its source? Though most processed cocaine comes from Colombia, more than half of the coca paste from which the drug is made originates in the vast jungle slopes shared by Bolivia and Peru. People here have chewed coca leaves for centuries, but only over the last twenty years has coca become a major cash crop. Now it supports local economies, feeds inflation, and affects the social behavior of Peruvians. Edmundo Morales, a Peruvian who is now a drug researcher in the United States, has conducted an extensive study of this underground economy to show how cocaine has changed the social, cultural, economic, and political climate of Peru--and why government efforts are unable to stop it. With statistics on coca agriculture, a description of coca-paste manufacturing, and an examination of the industry's social structure, Morales's book is an inside look at the "white gold rush" that only a Peruvian could have written. It offers a new perspective for understanding a problem that is usually seen only as it affects our own society, and it proposes a new look at policies directed toward its control
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
363.4/5/0985
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV5840.P46
LC item number
M67 1989
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Cocaine : white gold rush in Peru, Edmundo Morales
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-217) and index
Control code
18682751
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxii, 228 p.
Isbn
9780816510665
Lccn
88030303
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-080). From the library of Charles Bowden. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Cocaine : white gold rush in Peru, Edmundo Morales
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-217) and index
Control code
18682751
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxii, 228 p.
Isbn
9780816510665
Lccn
88030303
Note
Library's copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-080). From the library of Charles Bowden. With dust jacket.
Other physical details
ill.

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