The Great Book of Hemp

The Complete Guide to the Environmental, Commercial, and Medicinal Uses of the World's Most Extraordinary Plant

The Great Book of Hemp

Explores the history of the plant and describes its applications, including its use in paper, insulation, clothing, paint, fuel, and medicine

The Big Book of Buds

Marijuana Varieties from the World's Great Seed Breeders

The Big Book of Buds

This full-color guide showcases the diversity of cannabis varieties. Stunning close-ups from the world’s great breeders are accompanied by concise information about growing characteristics and bud quality. Engaging essays offer insights into marijuana’s special botany and the culture that surrounds this controversial plant.

The Big Book of Aesop's Fables

The Big Book of Aesop's Fables

This is a collection of over 350 of Aesop's Fables.

Drugs in American Society: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law [3 volumes]

Drugs in American Society: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, Culture, and the Law [3 volumes]

Containing more than 450 entries, this easy-to-read encyclopedia provides concise information about the history of and recent trends in drug use and drug abuse in the United States—a societal problem with an estimated cost of $559 billion a year. • Contains more than 450 detailed entries on topics ranging from drugs themselves—such as alcohol, codeine, heroin, marijuana, and methamphetamines—to key individuals like Harry Anslinger to organizations such as the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) • Covers the latest developments in U.S. policies and public attitudes toward drugs and drug use • Provides citations with each entry to guide users to other valuable research resources • Features carefully selected primary documents—including excerpts from important laws, policies, and campaigns—that have shaped American drug policy over the decades

Illegal Drugs

Illegal Drugs

Does Ecstasy cause brain damage? Why is crack more addictive than cocaine? What questions regarding drugs are legal to ask in a job interview? When does marijuana possession carry a greater prison sentence than murder? Illegal Drugs is the first comprehensive reference to offer timely, pertinent information on every drug currently prohibited by law in the United States. It includes their histories, chemical properties and effects, medical uses and recreational abuses, and associated health problems, as well as addiction and treatment information. Additional survey chapters discuss general and historical information on illegal drug use, the effect of drugs on the brain, the war on drugs, drugs in the workplace, the economy and culture of illegal drugs, and information on thirty-three psychoactive drugs that are legal in the United States, from caffeine, alcohol and tobacco to betel nuts and kava kava.

Hemp: American History Revisited

The Plant with a Divided History

Hemp: American History Revisited

A look at major events in U.S. and world history as they influenced, and as they may have been influenced by, the cultivation and use of hemp.

Book of Old-Time Trades and Tools

Book of Old-Time Trades and Tools

Lavishly illustrated primer on the work of tailors, shoemakers, calico printers, millers, and 29 other craftworkers provides valuable insights on Victorian working class culture. More than 700 illustrations.