The Hempcrete Book

The Hempcrete Book

Author: William Stanwix


ISBN: 0857841203

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 368

View: 960

The Hempcrete Book is a detailed practical manual for architects, surveyors, professional builders and self-builders. It explains how to source and mix hempcrete and how to use it in new builds and restoration. In colour throughout, fully illustrated with beautiful photographs, this book provides a full explanation of construction techniques, highlighting potential pitfalls and how to avoid them. It includes a comprehensive resources section and examples of completed builds, with design notes. Hempcrete is a building material with excellent properties. It's made from lime and hemp shivs (a waste product from hemp fibre growing) and can be used for walls, floors, and for roof insulation. Hempcrete is breathable, absorbing and emitting moisture; this helps regulate internal humidity, avoiding trapped moisture and mould growth, and creating healthier buildings. It provides excellent acoustic and thermal insulation and thermal mass. It's light-weight, reducing construction costs, and it's environmentally friendly: it locks up CO2 for the life of the building, and the hemp doesn't require agrochemicals or insecticides in its cultivation. The Hempcrete Book is a valuable tool for any eco-builder.

The Great Book of Hemp

The Great Book of Hemp

Author: Rowan Robinson

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 9780892815418

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 258

View: 242

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

Essential Hempcrete Construction

Essential Hempcrete Construction

Author: Chris Magwood

Publisher: New Society Publishers

ISBN: 9780865718197

Category: Architecture

Page: 123

View: 334

The essential guide to hempcrete - a strong, versatile, environmentally friendly, energy-efficient natural insulating material

The Hemp Cookbook

The Hemp Cookbook

Author: Todd Dalotto

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 0892817879

Category: Cooking

Page: 200

View: 556

With chapters providing complete nutritional information on hemp seed, a culinary history of cannabis around the world, a listing of sources for hemp foods, and instructions for creating your own hemp oils, flours, milks, and butters, The Hemp Cookbook is the first and last word on cannabis cuisine.

A History of the Hemp Industry in Kentucky

A History of the Hemp Industry in Kentucky

Author: James F. Hopkins

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813148618

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 197

It is hard to believe that at one time burley tobacco was not the chief cash crop in Kentucky. Yet for more than half a century hemp dominated the state's agricultural production. James Hopkins surveys the hemp industry in Kentucky from its beginning through its complete demise at the end of World War II, describing the processes of seeding and harvesting the plant, and marketing manufactured goods made of the fiber. With debate presently raging over the legalization of industrial hemp, it is essential that an accurate portrait of this controversial resource be available. Although originally published in 1951, Hopkins's work remains remarkably current as hemp manufacturing today is little changed from the practices the author describes. This edition includes an updated bibliography of recent publications concerning the scientific, economic, and political facets of industrial hemp.

The Archaeology of Tibetan Books

The Archaeology of Tibetan Books

Author: Agnieszka Helman-Ważny

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004275058

Category: Social Science

Page: 329

View: 130

Agnieszka Helman-Ważny's Archaeology of Tibetan Books provides a comprehensive guide to the making of Tibetan books. Concerned with the relation of papers, inks, and layout to questions of provenance and dating, this work is a must-have companion to any textual analysis.

Hemp and the Global Economy

Hemp and the Global Economy

Author: Nadra O. Hashim

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498524605

Category: Political Science

Page: 246

View: 426

This book examines the current development of high tech industrial hemp applications by investigating rich historical precedent. In antiquity, hemp production influenced economic growth and cultural norms, including the evolution and decline of feudalism and slavery. Today, hemp manufacturing shapes global labor, innovation, and trade practices.

A First Book of American History

A First Book of American History

Author: Edward Eggleston

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781627931533

Category: History

Page: 131

View: 263

Continuing the biographical approach to teaching history found in his Stories of Great Americans for Little Americans, Eggleston draws a more in-depth picture of the development of the United States using the stories of the living and breathing Americans who made it all happen.