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

by Rowan Robinson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780892815418
Publisher: Inner Traditions/Bear & Company
Publication date: 11/01/1995
Edition description: Original
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 179,835
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Rowan Robinson is the pen name of an author who chooses to remain anonymous.

Table of Contents

Publisher's Foreword

Acknowledgments


Introduction

1. The Environment and Hemp Husbandry

2. Hemp and Health

3. Hemp and Spirituality

4. A Global History of Hemp

5. The Patriotic Crop

6. Marijuana Madness

7. Hemp for Victory

Appendix 1 The Hemp Resource Guide

Appendix 2 The Hemp Marketplace

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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"The Great Book of Hemp brings together a vast amount of information on all aspects of this remarkable plant in an illustrated, entertaining, easily accessible format. Readers will learn the history of hemp cultivation worldwide and its role as a source of renewable energy and as a raw material for paper manufacturing. Lost in the political discussions about marijuana usage is hemp's versatility as a fiber and its many nutritional and medicinal uses. The Great Book of Hemp provides a comprehensive resource section with information on organizations involved in legalizing hemp, product suppliers, and an annotated bibliography."

"The engagingly written, well-illustrated reference book is a thoughtful contribution to the discussion of hemp. The Great Book of Hemp makes a strong case for reconsidering hemp now!"

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The Great Book of Hemp: The Complete Guide to the Environmental, Commercial, and Medicinal Uses of the World's Most Extraordinary Plant 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I found it more than a book about a plant. I was facinated of how a common plant that was (and could still be) a major crop in the United States, be taxed to death and eventually made illegal to protect personal empires. History has been literally changed to keep the public ignorant of a valuble and perhaps sacred plant.
spunkyuncle More than 1 year ago
Prohibition of the world's most completely nutritious, globally distributed, potentially abundant, agronomically and industrially useful, safely effective herbal therapeutic crop, has been imposed on human social evolution, since before most people alive today were born. The bald-faced lies of the "drug war" against Cannabis continue to obviate a truly free market, cripple organic agriculture, and threaten systemic collapse for want of a sustainable industrial agricultural resource base.  for this reason, the brilliant scholarly work of "Rowan Robinson", in both his books, "The Great Book of Hemp", and the more modest and accessible, "The Hemp Manifesto:  101 Ways That Hemp Can Save The World", does the world a great service:  helping to educate those confused by the years of corporate self-interest, that motivated the demonization of this remarkably useful plant.