From the Publisher:
In TiHKAL the authors continue their exploration (begun in “PiHKAL: A Chemical Love Story”) of the chemistry and transformative power of psychedelic drugs, devoting this volume to tryptamines, β-carbolines and LSD analogues. The first section is a a blend of travel, botanical facts, scientific speculation, psychological and political commentary. The second section describes in detail a wealth of tryptamines in the same format as Book II of PIHKAL, plus appendices presenting topics such as cactus alkaloids, natural beta-carbolines, current drug law, and all known tryptamines (from the literature) that might be psychedelic.
n. [tryptophan fr. tryptic, fr. trypsin, fr. Gk. tryein, to wear down (from its occurrence in pancreatic juice as a proteolytic enzyme) + amine fr. NL ammonia]
1: A naturally occurring compound found in both the animal and plant kingdoms. It is an endogenous component of the human brain.
2: Any of a series of compounds containing the tryptamine skeleton, and modified by chemical constituents at appropriate positions in the molecule.
Paperback: 804 pages
Publisher: Transform Press; First Edition edition (September 1997)
Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 1.4 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds