The International Cultivators Handbook

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Bill Drake is a writer, teacher and social inventor living and working on a biodynamic vegetable and flower farm located on Johnson Creek in the Texas Hill Country. He is married to a widely recognized digital artist, Lisle Johnson Drake, whose work has received several National Endowment For The Arts and Texas Arts Commission grants and awards and who recently was awarded First Place in an international juried competition sponsored by the Museum of Computer Arts in NYC for her work entitled "Gone", a tribute to the lives lost in the devastating 2008 earthquake in China.

Bill is a former professor of International Management at the University of Texas at Dallas, and is the author of a 22 cross-cultural country study series entitled "Cultural Dimensions of Expatriate Life", published electronically for the Kindle and other eBook platforms and available through

His counterculture hardcopy books have sold over 3 million copies in six languages worldwide since his first publication in 1969, the "Cultivators Handbook of Marijuana". Other books from that period include The Connoisseur's Handbook of Marijuana(1971) , the International Cultivators Handbook (1974), and Marijuana Foods(1981). His current bestselling counterculture books, in addition to "International Cultivators Handbook: Coca, Opium & Hashish - Second Edition, Revised & Expanded (2010)" are the "Cultivators Handbook of Natural Tobacco(2010), and "The Coca Leaf Papers" (2014).

Bill's websites are and

The International Cultivators Handbook

Coca, Opium & Hashish

Authored by William Daniel Drake

Second Edition: Revised & Expanded 2010

2010-2014 Reviews by Buyers

"Bill is ... an expert incredibly versed in the uses and cultivation, both historically and in modernity in a myriad of other entheogenic plants and substances.

Take for example his recently revised manual: The International Cultivators Handbook: Hashish, Coca, and Opium. One quick look at this book will reveal to you the breadth of Bill's valuable Shamanic knowledge and how it can be adapted the times of crisis that are soon and sure to come to our country.

Throughout the book Bill places a deep emphasis on focusing solely on the raw product of these historic "Third Eye Opening" plants as opposed to the highly concentrated derivatives or low quality drug dealer/government cartel supply derived thereof, and for good reason; it's time that both the laws were changed via the flow of information and time we realize just where the cartels make their connections.

Bill also does a fantastic job of highlighting historical texts in each chapter discussing the legitimate medical research and medical uses of each substance on the list with information which will absolutely blow your mind!."

"I found the book a very good source of information. From the scientific to the poetic."

"Quick shipping and a great read!"

"Anyone who has an interest in medicinal herbs, Shamanism, or Ethnogens ... would do well to add this one to their collection. It is a fantastic addition to the library of the supernaut, historian, shaman, or survivalist. 5 of 5."

(Excerpt from the 1974 Rolling Stone review)

Hundreds of thousands of people have become experts in the most joyful of horticultural pursuits thanks to Bill Drake's classic and indispensible "Cultivators Handbook of Marijuana". Chances are that no matter who is growing it or where they are growing it, Bill Drake not only told them how - but told them why they should go to the bother. And, if that wasn't enough, he made the same vast audience sophisticated in Cannabis lore through that dazzling compendium of knowledge - the first and still the best coffeetable dope book - "The Connoisseur's Handbook of Marjiuana".

Now with the International Cultivators Handbook, the seeds are flung much much further in both time and space. Drawing from his great respect for the ancient traditions surrounding these three great therapeutic medicinal plants, Bill Drake offers the reader broad, bold insights into worldwide traditional cultivation practices and medicinal uses of Coca, Opium and Hashish that they will find nowhere else.

Publication Date:
1453816291 / 9781453816295
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
8" x 10"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Gardening / Organic

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