Cocaine Colonialism

October 1999
Ecologist;Oct99, Vol. 29 Issue 6, p342
Editorial. Focuses on the significance of coca plant which grows in South America. History of coca; How to grow coca; Effect of cocaine's desirability; Details on the United States approach to the popularity of cocaine.


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