As a food, the oil from hemp seeds has the highest percentage of essential fatty acids and the lowest percentage of saturated fats. Britain and Canada have recently lifted bans on growing industrial hemp and today it is reappearing in the marketplace in an amazing array of products: from lip-salve, jeans, salad oil, and cheese to paper products, composite fiberboard, and biomass fuel.
This illustrated, easy-to-read guide covers all aspects of hemp:
• The history of its cultivation worldwide
• Its role as a source of renewable energy and as an alternative for paper manufacturing and fossil fuels
• Its versatility as a fiber
• Its many nutritional and medicinal uses
• Examines the physiological and psychological effects of marijuana use in recreation and therapy
• A comprehensive resource section includes information on organizations involved in legalizing hemp, product suppliers, and an annotated bibliography.
|Publisher:||Inner Traditions/Bear & Company|
|Product dimensions:||8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Table of ContentsPublisher's Foreword
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
What People are Saying About This
"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!"
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.
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.