There has been a great debate in recent months about legalizing weed. One particularly excellent addition to the debate was Professor Green’s recent documentary ‘Is it Time to Legalise Weed?’ (available on iPlayer here http://bbc.in/2v9YvY2). Professor Green sets out on a journey that takes him from drug-stash robbers on the streets to senior politicians in Westminster, to discover “what weed is now”.
The economic argument for legalizing weed has been particularly important. The Liberal Democrats included legalization as part of their general election manifesto and made the claim that a regulated cannabis market in the UK would raise £1bn annually. In an article in The Guardian from May 17th entitled ‘Liberal Democrats: we would raise £1bn in tax by legalising cannabis’ (https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2017/may/17/liberal-democrats-1bn-tax-legalising-cannabis) Jessica Elgot reports that according to research commissioned by Nick Clegg when he was deputy prime minister estimated that ‘aggregate annual government benefits would be between £750m and £1.05bn.’
In this context, we are pleased to publish Weed by David Schmader next month.
The vast majority of marijuana users are high-functioning, life-loving, adults—from lawyers to authors, even parents— Weed is a tour guide to the current state of recreational marijuana, from types of ingestion to the available varieties (and their differing potencies).
This definitive, hands-on, guide will educate and entertain the novice and experienced user alike. Complete with history, ways to enjoy, recipes, safety and legality tips, and medical-use information, this witty guide is perfect for the new world of decriminalised recreational marijuana.
Written to answer all the basic questions that many are too frightened to ask, full of facts and practical information and wittily entertaining.
Find Weed by David Schmader here: http://bit.ly/2wDXSCA
Horses are born to move – a foal can walk, trop and gallop within hours of birth. But not all horses move equally well and the way a horse moves can have a real impact on how you ride. In Horse Gaits, Susan Harris presents more than 300 eye-opening drawings that show you exactly how horses move. She illustrates movement common to all horses, pinpoints movement problems, reveals how a human in the saddle affects a horse’s movement and helps you become a better, more accomplished rider.
Illustrated with 300 colour drawings that show exactly how horses move, illustrating movements common to all horses and pinpointing movement problems. Everything a rider needs to become better and more accomplished.
Horse Gaits focuses on what is common and natural to all breeds of horses, appeals to everyone involved with horses from riders, trainers and, even, competition judges.
‘It is … revolutionary and marvellously illustrated.’
Jilly Cooper, author of Riders
Find Horse Gaits here: http://bit.ly/2fi3fBk
Like other dyslexics, Ronald Davis had unusual gifts of creativity and imagination, but couldn’t function ‘properly’ at school; it wasn’t until he was an adult that he discovered techniques that allowed him to read easily.
Written from personal experience of having dyslexia, this breakthrough book offers unique insights into the learning problems and stigmas faced by those with the condition, and provides the author’s own tried and tested techniques for overcoming and correcting it.
The experience of being dyslexic is fully explained, from its early development to how it becomes gradually entrenched, as a child comes to rely on non-verbal perception. Davis demonstrates that people with dyslexia have special talents of perception, imagination and intuition, which can be used to enable them to master the problems they have with reading and mathematics. He shows how the dyslexic mind works and how problems are compounded through failure and frustration.
Ronald Davis was told at age 18 that he would never be able to read properly, and was diagnosed in his twenties with dyslexia. After a successful business career Ronald Davis discovered that he and other dyslexics thought in terms of three-dimensional pictures rather than words, which made learning to read by conventional methods difficult. He has gone on to found the Davis Dyslexia Association International, which teaches his methods to thousands of children.
Here’s what others have said about The Gift of Dyslexia:
“A revolutionary training programme.”
“A system that uses models to represent difficult-to-grasp words is claiming remarkable success in treating dyslexia… 97 per cent success rate and is used in more than 30 countries.”
‘Times Educational Supplement’
“The Davis method… tackle(s) the causes of dyslexia… helping clients to understand and take control of their own thought processes.”
Find The Gift of Dyslexia here: http://bit.ly/2eZvodG