The Big Book of Buds Volume 2 continues in the tradition of its predecessor by combining stunning, full-color photography with fun and clear descriptions of the characteristics that any gardener or connoisseur wants to know. With no strains repeated from Volume 1, this second volume supplements the first Big Book of Buds with another 100 of the latest and greatest marijuana strains commercially available in the world today. No other book brings together as much information for choosing or identifying specific marijuana strains. Each variety is described with quick reference icons for immediate overview and sorting. An engaging text description also helps the enthusiast distinguish the unique qualities of each strain, including appearance, ripening time, and growing characteristics, as well as smell, taste and the texture of the high. Interspersed throughout the book are short, engaging essays that offer insights into botanical and cultural aspects of this controversial yet immensely popular plant. The practical information provides an indispensable reference for the grower, while the lush photographs and entertaining, insightful essays make this a great book for the casual browser as well.