Green: A Field Guide to Marijuana is required reading for a new generation of curious and sophisticated pot smokers. Presented in an eye-popping package and filled with hyperdetailed photography of individual buds, this essential guide to marijuana is smart, practical, and exceedingly beautiful. The "Primer" section explores the culture of this complex flower and explains the botany that makes each strain unique. The "Buds" section describes the variations of lineage, flavor, and mental or physical high that define 170 exceptional strains. Poised to become the go-to marijuana guide for recreational and medicinal users alike, Green is easy to pick up and impossible to put down.
About the Author
Dan Michaels is the founder of SinseMedia, a cannabis research and insight group. Alongside his savvy branding and marketing background, he brings his experience and connoisseurship in cannabis culture to his work as a consultant and strategist for the emerging legal marijuana industry. He lives in Connecticut.
Erik Christiansen uses specialized macro photography and color correction techniques to capture the true essence of the marijuana flower with unparalleled detail. Erik founded and currently runs Nugshots.com, a photography blog dedicated to showcasing the varied beauty of the cannabis flower. He lives in California.
"a handsomely produced coffee-table book...One hundred and seventy strains of grass are described in terms familiar to oenophiles. 'Blue Kush is a tasty combination of blueberry and lavender sweetness contrasted with subtle sour and spice undertones,' Michaels writes. In the eye-catching photography of Erik Christiansen, samples of those strains appear as curious abstractions created by 'color correction techniques' that presumably bring the buds to life in the cannabis equivalent of Technicolor." -Shepherd Express
"Of the dozens of marijuana books that fill the shelves each year, Dan Michaels and Erik Christiansen's book Green has received the most critical acclaim. The large coffeetable book is part cannabis research (Michaels), part beautiful cannabis photography (Christiansen)... it goes into depth about everything from botany to flavor." -The Daily Beast
"Author Dan Michaels and photography Erik Christiansen have broken down the hundreds of strains ..pairing each type with gorgeous, high-quality imagery" -Mashable
"Finally! A highly specific, rainbow-free encyclopedia of marijuana! Written by Dan Michaels with photos from Erik Christiansen, Green: A Field Guide to Marijuana is rigorous in it's coverage of everything from bud biology to paraphernalia, with entries on how to roll, smoking etiquette (don't hit and run, brah!), and 75 words on whatever the hell QWISO is. Plus it's got more than 150 high resolution pictures of the stinkiest, gnarliest, hold-me-I'm-loosing-it strains of ganja you've ever laid eyes upon." -GQ Magazine
"The Most Beautiful Book About Weed You've Ever Seen.. It's a comprehensive A-to-Z guide to marijuana strains. With weed porn photos by Erik Christiansen...the book avoids the hippie-stoner visual cliches long associated with weed in the popular imagination." -FastCoDesign