Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/31/2014

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 60
ISBN : 9781491886823

About the Book

In his second book of Arts and Crafts, Dr. Asim K. Dasgupta takes us on another fascinating voyage of discovery, exploring some of the most important achievements of human ingenuity across many centuries and many thousands of miles. In these pages you can learn some of the secrets of bee-keeping, and thrill to the dangerous adventure of wild-honey gatherers; find out how to get salt from seawater; and penetrate some of the secrets of the whisky distillers. You can visit the little-known worlds of the jute-miller and the silk-weaver, and find out how an umbrella, a comb, a clock or a cork is made. You can follow a hardwood tree from forest to wood work, and a stone from quarry to carving. This book tells us how hand-made cards, mosaic, fine jewellery, gemstones and many other crafts are created or produced. In addition, Dr. Dasgupta provides an expert guide to the health risks attending each craft. The book is illustrated throughout with superb photographs showing how the arts and crafts are practised in various parts of the world.

About the Author

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.