Le premiere grand ouvrage illustré sur la plante la plus utile de notre planète: Le cannabis.
Avec plus de 200 illustrations d’hier et d’aujourd’hui. Sur le chanvre comme matière première, médicament et stimulant.
Ce livre est écrit en 4 langues, allemand, anglais, espagnol ou français.

# Broché: 224 pages # Editeur: A-Verlag (2002) # Langue: espagnol, français, allemand, anglais # ISBN-10: 3855028729 # ISBN-13: 978-3855028726


Cannabis Culture by Patrick Matthews

This is neither a glorify-the-weed article from High Times nor an antipolemic from a neo-Nancy Reaganite.
Matthews (The Wild Bunch), an award-winning British writer on wines, presents a straightforward account of what he sees as the culture of cannabis (a culture as discernible as that of wine), including its history, horticulture, politics, and place in society. Let’s face it, though, the stuff is illegal in most of the world, and it’s hard to write dispassionately about such a subject. So, even before the postscript, the reader knows that the author, while conceding such positions as the possibility that marijuana is a gateway to the harder stuff, is not about to advocate spraying cannabis fields with paraquat. A bit too technical in places for lay readers, a bit too British for others, this will still be a good buy for academic and larger public libraries.AJim Burns, Ottumwa P.L., IA

# Paperback: 256 pages
# Publisher: Bloomsbury UK; 2nd edition (November 1, 2003)
# Language: English
# ISBN-10: 0747566143
# ISBN-13: 978-0747566144
# Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 5 x 0.8 inches


Construire en chanvre: Le livre en anglais “Building with Hemp”

2nd Edition by Steve Allin


With the move towards construction techniques that satisfy the energy conservation requirements of both their manufacture and use, many different systems are being promoted to produce what might be described as an eco home. This is the first book to focus on hemp as a construction material. It describes hemp’s history and production, and the ways in which it can be used in the construction or renovation of buildings. With 295 colour photographs and 56 illustrations and diagrams, the book is as equally of interest to the home owner, architect or interior designer, as it is to the self-builder or ecological activist.

Written in a straightforward manner but referring to expert reports and data, the facts and figures for the performance of the hempcrete material (a mixture of hemp-wood and lime) are given together with knowledge gained by the author during his nine years of using the stuff himself. Methods developed by builders and architects in France are described and illustrated, as are examples from Ireland, Great Britain and Switzerland. The basic alternative ways of designing a hemp house by combining timber frames and hempcrete are explained and illustrated with diagrams by the author, as are other systems using blocks or hemp clay mixes.

About the Author

Steve Allin, environmental design consultant, has pioneered the use in Ireland of building with hemp, a breathable natural material that is stirring up considerable interest in the eco-building and conservation worlds. With over 120 different projects in the last nine years having used the material in Ireland and many hundreds in 16 years in France, this revolutionary but simple system has now come of age.

Author: Steve Allin
Publisher: SEED PRESS
Edition: 2nd Revised edition
ISBN: 9780955110917
Pages: 192
Publication Date: 10 April 2012
Format: Paperback
Product Dimensions: 9.8 x 9.2 x 0.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.045