Hemp Books


HEMP:  Lifeline to the Future
,
by Chris Conrad. 1994.  The Unexpected Answer for Our
Environmental and Economic Recovery.

Hemp For Health
, by Chris
Conrad.  1997.  Who would have ever thought that
eating hemp would be good for you?  Surprise!
Hemp is not only good medicine for the ill, but good eating for
the healthy.


The Emperor Wears No Clothes
, by
Jack Herer.  Eleventh Edition. 1998.

Report to the Governor’s Hemp and
Related Fiber Crops Task Force
.

 



THE CULTIVATION OF HEMP:  Botany,
Varieties, Cultivation and Harvesting
.  By Dr. Ivan Bocsa
and Michael Karus.  1998.  HEMPTECH, Sebastopol, CA.
185 pages.  Book size 8 1/2 X 5 1/2 inches.  Contents:
1. Hemp’s Historical Significance

2. Hemp Cultivation Today

3. Hemp’s Origin and Botany

4. The Breeding of Hemp Varieties

5. Hemp Cultivation

6. Harvesting

7. Hempseed Cultivation

8. An Ecological Evaluation of Hemp Cultivation

9. New Uses for Hemp in Western Europe

 

THE CULTIVATION OF HEMP: Botany, Varieties, Cultivation
and Harvesting.
By Dr. Ivan Bocsa and Michael Karus.
This new book is the definitive guide for growing hemp. Learn
about:1) The two distinct varieties of hemp;2) How hemp is cultivated;

3) The harvesting
of hemp;

4) hemp’s ecological value.

ISBN No. 1-886874-03-4. Book Size: 5
2 X 8 2 . 186 pages.

 

 


PAPERMAKING:  The History & Technique
of an Ancient Craft
.  By Dard Hunter.  1947.
Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. New York.  611 pages.

“Tells all that the average reader
will want to know about paper, and shows the vast importance
that this everyday material has had in the shaping of
civilization, and provides fascinating, even romantic reading as
well.” -From overleaf.

Hunter has a dozen references to hemp
in the history of papermaking, from the first paper, to the
first printing on paper and the first paper book.
His 125 page chronology of paper and allied subjects is an
incredible account of the importance of paper in storing and disseminating
knowledge and  civilizing the world.

Containing the
Chronology
of Paper and Papermaking

BY DARD HUNTER [EDITED]

“Because the hemp plant provided the pallet for the recording,
the history of true pulp paper shows best the relationship of the hemp
plant to the progress and civilization of human beings. Prior to the
invention of true paper, that manufactured from disintegrated fiber,
mankind had used many products of nature on which to draw, paint or
carve their characters of language. Among these were bamboo strips,
clay tablets, stone, tree bark, papyrus, animal skins, cloth and
metals (lead, copper, bronze).  If
man may now be considered as having reached a high state of civilization his gradual
development is more directly due to the inventions of paper and printing than to all other
factors. @ And
all the way along this path hemp was there. The used articles of human
agriculture and industry made of hemp and other fibers were recycled
into this invention, this pallet of ideas and knowledge known as
paper. I put this knowledge at the start of the book because one in a
million Americans know this important story. A summary of Hunter = s
chronology will bring us up to more modern times, hopefully with a
more even, more comprehensive understanding of the role of Cannabis
hemp in history. My interjections into this chronology will be
bracketed [in this manner].



MAKING PAPER:  A Look into
the History of an Ancient Craft.
,
By Bo Rudin.

THE BOOK OF FINE LINEN
.  By Francoise de
Bonneville.  1994.  Flammarion, Paris, France.
208 pages.  Book size: 12 1/2 X 9 3/4 inches.

This beautiful book shows some of the
flexibility of hemp which can range from the strongest canvas
sails to the finest of linen-hemp blends.

Visit the
TEXTILE ROOM for a
history of hemp and linen from this book that the curator highly
recommends.  Hemp references from:”Throughout history hemp was used more widely in the countryside than in towns, since
every farm had its field of hemp (and perhaps another of flax) designed to meet the daily
household fabric requirements and to supply part of the daughters bridal trousseaux.”`

EARLY BIRDS
:  An Informal
Account of the Beginnings of Aviation.  By John Halpern.
1981.Looking at all these early cloth covered
airplanes I have to wonder which pilots trusted their lives to
anything but hemp on the wings that kept them flying.

BOOKS AND MANUSCRIPTS RELATING TO
AMERICA
.  by Robinson.

AMERICAN HERITAGE NEW ILLUSTRATED
HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES.  VOL. I -THE NEW WORLD
.

LINCOLN:  His Words and His
World.

The American Flag
.


A HISTORY OF THE HEMP INDUSTRY IN KENTUCKY
.
By James F. Hopkins.  1951.  University of Kentucky
Press, Lexington, Kentucky.  240 pages.
CONTENTS:

I. The Hemp Farm

II. Management and Sale of the Crop

III. Prices and Production to 1861

IV. Manufacturing to 1861

V. Production of Hemp for Marine Use

VI. The Decline of the Industry  



THE STORY OF HEMP IN COLONIAL
VIRGINIA
, By Herndon. A Dissertation which includes references
to George Washington as a hemp farmer.


Available on microfilm – M-1039 [Hemp]. Herndon, George Melvin. ‘The
story of hemp in colonial Virginia.” Ph.D., University of Virginia, 1959.

 


THE GREAT AMERICAN HEMP INDUSTRY
,
By Jack Frazier.  First Edition, 1991.

THE REIGN OF LAW
:  A Tale of
the Kentucky Hemp Fields.  By James Lane Allen.
1900.  Printed again in 1913.
POT ART:  Marijuana Reading Matter.
By Stone Mountain.  1972.  Apocrypha Books of Omen
Press, Tucson, AZ.  200 unnumbered pages.  Book size
11 X 8 1/2 inches.  Contents:

An anthology of reprints from the popular press, from 1924 to
1972.  “POT ART’S collection readable as Camp Pop
Politics Data reveals in hindsight floodlight the total madness
of the American Government’s Drug Bureaucracy – here’s
doublethink Decades old preceding our present Orwellian Crisis
of Nerves – these photographs from past verbiage document the
brainwash laid on US culture thru mass media for decades by
corrupt police agencies addicted to power.”  – Allen
Ginsberg


THE BOOK OF GRASS
:  An
Anthology of Indian Hemp.  Edited by George Andrews and
Simon Vinkanoog.