11 September 2015

SB list on Science Friday

SB contributor joins NPR panel to discuss science storytelling and his favorite recent children’s science books.

ScienceFridayScientists’ Bookshelf returns from its summer hiatus with the news that SB friend and contributor Jacob Berkowitz is a scheduled guest today on NPR’s Science Friday. He’ll talk about his favorite children’s science books from the best-of-the-year group he assembled for SB.

Berkowitz will join University of California, Riverside, psychologist Jessica Montag and Brainpickings editor Maria Popova for a segment called “The Science of Story Time.” His picks?  Buried Sunlight: How Fossil Fuels Have Changed the Earth by Molly Bang and Penny Chisholm; Next Time You See the Moon by Emily Morgan; Body Bones by Shelley Rotner and David A. White; Get the Scoop on Animal Puke by Dawn Cusick; Red Madness: How a Medical Mystery Changed What We Eat by Gail Jarrow; and, not least, Chernobyl’s Wild Kingdom: Life in the Death Zone by Rachel Johnson.

Top 5 CBD books: what you need to know about CBD and Cannabis

The cannabis culture that has evolved in the world many thousands of years ago is multi-layered and diverse, based on centuries-old traditions, sacred meanings, and philosophical views. Reading books about CBD and Cannabis can give you a lot of interesting ideas, important and exciting details about CBD cigarettes, their history, and origin.

It is possible that, in some cases, it will lead to a radical revision of views not only on the cultivation of cannabis but also on its consumption.

The books below are sure to benefit growers, hobbyists, and enthusiasts as well as scientists studying CBD smokes.

5 best representatives of the CBD library

CBD: 101 Things You Need to Know About CBD Oil

In this book, the author Frank Coles gives some reading to those willing to get to know more about scientific discoveries. 

Back in 2018, he debunked the established (and deliberately created) stereotypes about the effects of CBD use, its effects on physical health, psyche, and social behavior. 

Despite such a serious approach, the book is easy to read due to the clear structuring of information: myth, fact, scientific justification with reference to sources. 

The publication examined and refuted almost all the arguments of the opponents of hemptrance CBD cigarettes legalization. Each statement is confirmed by dozens of documents: the results of medical research and statistics

The CBD Oil Miracle: Manage Pain, Improve Your Mood, Boost Your Brain, Fight Inflammation, Clear Your Skin, Strengthen Your Heart, and Sleep Better with the Healing Power of CBD Oil

This book is a clear, deep assessment of current scientific evidence. The author takes the reader on a fascinating journey through the world history of cannabis from 8000 BC to the present. It carefully analyzes the key aspects of cannabis use in society. 

In the last chapters, the author talks about the subjective perceptions of the effect of cannabis among users, as well as the therapeutic effect of cannabis in the treatment of various disorders, including spasticity, nausea, vomiting, and loss of appetite.

The author of this interesting informative book Laura Lagano is a respected expert in the field of psychology and drug addiction. Having prepared numerous publications, she is actively involved in the CBD sleep aid legalization movement.

The CBD Skincare Solution: The Power of Cannabidiol for Healthy Skin

Suffering from skin problems? Dr. Manisha Singal claims that cannabis helps get rid of psoriasis, pains, and other difficult problems. Its properties have been forgotten, but the trend towards naturalness is bringing back excellent and beneficial medicines for the skin.

Marijuana, cannabis, and many other names are all about hemp, a plant that contains up to 500 active ingredients.

Cannabinoids are also found in cannabis - they affect the nervous system and the human brain, becoming narcotic. However, they are also used to create cosmetics.

With proper processing, cannabidiol will not affect your mind, and you will not be "high." On the contrary, it is able to soothe and restore the skin. It can also play an important role in skin health and lives improvement.

This book covers all the main issues that can be solved with the help of CBD. 

CBD: A Patient's Guide to Medicinal Cannabis-Healing without the High

This is a study of the history of the use of hemp by humans from ancient times: hemp as a raw material for the textile and paper industry, the nutritional value of hemp seeds and hemp oil. 

The book discloses the secret levers of influence that led to the complete ban of marijuana in the first half of the 20th century. It also features how the lobbyists for the ban from pharmaceutical, chemical, and forestry companies acted, and what were their true goals and benefits. 

Here, Leonard Leinow exposes the many biases (and often outright falsifications) associated with cannabis use. And all this with links to documents, published studies, and other credible sources. A detailed and engaging chapter is devoted to the medical uses of cannabis.

This is a book about the influence of plant psychedelics on the development and culture (and possibly on the evolution) of humanity. It tells about the relationship of a person with these substances, starting with archaic shamanism. 

A Patient's Guide to Medicinal Cannabis-Healing without the High is the advancement of a philosophical theory that radically revises the reasons for the formation of abstract thinking, imagination, and creative abilities of people. Plant hallucinogens are seen as a "catalyst for consciousness" that has spurred intellectual evolution. CBD, which is the subject of much of the book, is described as a cultural phenomenon alongside other psychoactive drugs.

Leinow's discoveries will certainly interest those who are looking to use cannabis for insomnia. It also describes the numerous experiences of the interaction of researchers with CBD cigarettes; an attempt is made to comprehend the irreversible changes in consciousness.

Healing with CBD: How Cannabidiol Can Transform Your Health without the High

As you may have already guessed, Healing with CBD: How Cannabidiol Can Transform Your Health without the High by Eileen Konieczny and Lauren Wilson is about CBD’s positive impact on health.

In 1997, members of the influential medical community of the British Medical Association (BMA) announced that certain cannabinoids should be legalized for general medical use. A few months later, Eileen Konieczny and Lauren Wilson produced a report that provided scientific evidence for the therapeutic use of cannabinoids.

The report details the use of cannabinoids in the treatment of a range of diseases and conditions, including multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, glaucoma, asthma, nausea, and chronic pain.

This book is intended for patients with little knowledge of the medical CBD. The book, in a concise and accessible form, talks about all the advantages and disadvantages of cannabinoid therapy. It also contains a description of scientific research, practical advice on how to best use cannabis for treatment, advice on dosages, and cannabis recipes.

10 February 2015

Road to Renewable

A physicist plots a plausible course for an all-renewable energy supply, encountering an occasional headwind along the way.

Energy Revolution: The Physics and the Promise of Efficient Technology. Mara Prentiss. 352 pages. Belknap/Harvard University Press.

12 November 2014

Strange Voyage

A distinguished science historian offers a personal compendium of what he finds most interesting about early modern science, with little attention to strict chronology.

Voyaging in Strange Seas: The Great Revolution in Science. David Knight. 334 pages. Yale University Press.

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