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.