DR. ASIM K. DASGUPTA is an occupational physician, now retired, who worked as a Consultant in the United Kingdom's National Health Service and also in small and medium enterprises and in heavy industry. His work, research, and interests have taken him to many different parts of the world, and he has drawn on those voyages in this book. His training, qualifications, teaching, experiences and hobbies have also played an important role in the writing of this new book on arts and crafts. He holds a medical degree from Calcutta University and a postgraduate degree (MSc) from London University. He also has a Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene from Liverpool University and a Diploma in Industrial Health from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, England. He is a Member of the Faculty of Occupational Medicine (MFOM) , London, and a Member of the Royal College of Physicians,London. His other book, Disasters, has already won two book awards. He lives in Hampshire, United Kingdom.