2. Botany: Morphology, Biogeography, and Origin of the Species
3. Chemistry: Active Principles and Their Effects
4. Ethnobotany: Cultivation, Classification, Preparation, and Medicinal Use
5. Anthropology: The Cultural Significance and Social Uses of Kava
6. Economics: Kava as a Cash Crop
7. Kava: A World Drug?
Vincent Lebot was a research fellow in the department of Horticulture at the University of Hawaii. Mark Merlin is an associate professor in the General Science department at the same university. Lamont Lindstrom is a professor of anthropology at the University of Tulsa.
"A well-written, succinct, yet extensive overview of research on kava from several perspectives." * Patrick V. Kirch, University of California, Berkeley *