Brave New Weed

Author: Joe Dolce
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062499947
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Brave New Weed from the Author: Joe Dolce. The former editor-in-chief of Details and Star adventures into the fascinating "brave new world" of cannabis, tracing its history and possible future as he investigates the social, medical, legal, and cultural ramifications of this surprisingly versatile plant. Pot. Weed. Grass. Mary Jane. We all think we know what cannabis is and what we use it for. But do we? Our collective understanding of this surprising plant has been muddled by politics and morality; what we think we know isn’t the real story. A war on cannabis has been waged in the United States since the early years of the twentieth century, yet in the past decade, society has undergone a massive shift in perspective that has allowed us to reconsider our beliefs. In Brave New Weed, Joe Dolce travels the globe to "tear down the cannabis closet" and de-mystify this new frontier, seeking answers to the questions we didn’t know we should ask. Dolce heads to a host of places, including Amsterdam, Israel, California, and Colorado, where he skillfully unfolds the odd, shocking, and wildly funny history of this complex plant. From the outlandish stories of murder trials where defendants claimed "insanity due to marijuana consumption" to the groundbreaking success stories about the plant’s impressive medicinal benefits, Dolce paints a fresh and much-needed portrait of cannabis, our changing attitudes toward it, and the brave new direction science and cultural acceptance are leading us. Enlightening, entertaining, and thought-provoking, Brave New Weed is a compelling read that will surprise and educate proponents on both sides of the cannabis debate.

The Scientific American Brave New Brain

Author: Judith Horstman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470602812
Size: 17.68 MB
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The Scientific American Brave New Brain from the Author: Judith Horstman. This fascinating and highly accessible book presents fantastic but totally feasible projections of what your brain may be capable of in the near future. It shows how scientific breakthroughs and amazing research are turning science fiction into science fact. In this brave new book, you'll explore: How partnerships between biological sciences and technology are helping the deaf hear, the blind see, and the paralyzed communicate. How our brains can repair and improve themselves, erase traumatic memories How we can stay mentally alert longer—and how we may be able to halt or even reverse Alzheimers How we can control technology with brain waves, including prosthetic devices, machinery, computers—and even spaceships or clones. Insights into how science may cure fatal diseases, and improve our intellectual and physical productivity Judith Horstman presents a highly informative and entertaining look at the future of your brain, based on articles from Scientific American and Scientific American Mind magazines, and the work of today’s visionary neuroscientists.

Cannabis Pharmacy

Author: Michael Backes
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 031655572X
Size: 29.80 MB
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Cannabis Pharmacy from the Author: Michael Backes. In Cannabis Pharmacy, expert Michael Backes offers evidence-based information on using cannabis to treat an array of ailments and conditions. He provides information on how cannabis works with the body's own system, how best to prepare and administer it, and how to modify and control dosage. This newly revised edition is now completely up-to-date with the latest information on the body's encannabinoid system, which is now understood to control emotion, appetite, and memory, delivery and dosing of cannabis, including e-cigarette designs, additional varietals, and a new system for classification, as well as 21 additional ailments and conditions that can be treated with medical marijuana. There are currently more than 4.2 million medical cannabis patients in the United States, and there are 29 states plus the District of Columbia where medical cannabis is legal.

Brave New Judaism

Author: Miryam Z. Wahrman
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 9781584650324
Size: 33.37 MB
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Brave New Judaism from the Author: Miryam Z. Wahrman. Clones, genetically modified foods, frozen embryos, stem cells, genetherapy: these are some of the new discoveries and scientificdevelopments that are guaranteed to change our lives and our societyforever. How does Judaism, an ancient religion, come to terms with suchdramatic changes? This insightful book explores Jewish reactions tocutting-edge biological issues that continue to dominate the headlines.Miryam Z. Wahrman addresses these and other questions by examining howJudaism interprets and responds to recent advances in biomedicalscience. Taking into account Orthodox, Conservative, and Reformperspectives, she shows that different denominations can react to noveltechnologies in unpredictable ways. For example, there are numerousinstances where Orthodox sources are more accepting of technology thanthe other branches of Judaism.

O Brave New Words

Author: Charles L. Cutler
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806132464
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O Brave New Words from the Author: Charles L. Cutler. Native American loanwords are a crucial, though little acknowledged, part of the English language. This book shows how the more than one-thousand current loanwords were adopted and demonstrates how the changing relationships between Indians and European settlers can be traced in the rate of loanword borrowing and the kinds of words adopted. Appalachian: from the Appalachian Mountains in the eastern United States, from the Muskogean name of the Apalachee tribe of Florida Moose: Eastern Abenaki mos; Papoose: Narragansett papoos, child; Squash: Narragansett askutasquash; Texas: from a Caddo word, meaning "friends" or "allies."

Canadabis

Author: E. Reid Ross
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1507205910
Size: 70.75 MB
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Canadabis from the Author: E. Reid Ross. From the greens of Nova Scotia to the leafier buds of British Columbia, marijuana will soon be legal across Canada. Now you can weed all about it in this fun, irreverent guide to everyone’s favorite (soon-to-be) legal drug! Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau—a politician who definitely has inhaled—made history by signing legislation that will legalize marijuana use in Canada. Now that’s something to toke about! Canadabis brings all things cannabis-related to weed-lovers everywhere. Featuring tons of entertaining and useful information—from hemp strains specific to the Great White North or the tastiest munchie ideas from Timbits to poutine—there’s a lot to learn about Canada and cannabis in Canadabis. Featuring 420 things you need to know about living the high life, Canadabis is the dopest guide every Canadian smoker, joker, and toker needs to celebrate!

Brave New Worlds

Author: John Joseph Adams
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 159780455X
Size: 30.25 MB
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Brave New Worlds from the Author: John Joseph Adams. You are being watched. Your every movement is being tracked, your every word recorded. Your spouse may be an informer, your children may be listening at your door, your best friend may be a member of the secret police. You are alone among thousands, among great crowds of the brainwashed, the well-behaved, the loyal. Productivity has never been higher, the media blares, and the army is ever triumphant. One wrong move, one slip-up, and you may find yourself disappeared -- swallowed up by a monstrous bureaucracy, vanished into a shadowy labyrinth of interrogation chambers, show trials, and secret prisons from which no one ever escapes. Welcome to the world of the dystopia, a world of government and society gone horribly, nightmarishly wrong. What happens when civilization invades and dictates every aspect of your life? From 1984 to The Handmaid's Tale, from Children of Men to Bioshock, the dystopian imagination has been a vital and gripping cautionary force. Brave New Worlds collects the best tales of totalitarian menace by some of today's most visionary writers, including Neil Gaiman, Paolo Bacigalupi, Orson Scott Card, Kim Stanley Robinson, and Ursula K. Le Guin. When the government wields its power against its own people, every citizen becomes an enemy of the state. Will you fight the system, or be ground to dust beneath the boot of tyranny?

Brave New Love

Author: Paula Guran
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1849017689
Size: 25.78 MB
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Brave New Love from the Author: Paula Guran. When society crumbles, can young love survive? When the young are deprived of their bright future and left to survive day to day, what bonds remain between individuals? Can young love survive a dystopian nightmare? This exciting collection of stories explores the struggles, both emotional and physical, of teenagers trying to survive as society falls apart or as they help build a new world. Compelling, emotionally charged stories of young lives lived in desperate circumstances by: John Shirley, Elizabeth Bear, Kiera Cass, Nisi Shawl, Maria V. Snyder, Carrie Vaughn, Steve Berman, Amanda Downum, Diana Peterfreund, Jeanne DuPrau, Nina Kiriki Hoffman, Jesse Karp, William Sleator, Carrie Ryan and Seth Cadin.

Brave New Word

Author: Ramy Tadros
Publisher: Nightlight Books
ISBN: 0994568509
Size: 40.47 MB
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Brave New Word from the Author: Ramy Tadros. A practical guide for all writers great and small, wishing to enrich their rhetorical and oratorical talents. Civilization is today witnessing the age of all things rhetorical – of ostentatious style triumphing over lackluster substance and tedious truth. To survive in this peacock-eat-peacock world, authors and orators must grasp and master the ancient secret of stylistic success, tapping into the same power source that continues to energize the expressions of Julius Caesar, Abraham Lincoln, or even Jedi Master Yoda. This is the timeless force of rhetorical devices, or figures of speech. In this fun guide, packed with hundreds of helpful illustrations, writing teacher Ramy Tadros shows you how to embrace the most popular rhetorical devices, giving you the tools to turn forgettable phrases into celebrated sentences.

Brave New Schools

Author: Jim Cummins
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0312163584
Size: 56.86 MB
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Brave New Schools from the Author: Jim Cummins. Shows how the information superhighway will shape the future of education and communication