Blood, Dragons & Lions: How Alienation and Science Led Me to Spiritual Enli…



In this sagacious blend of memoir, science and philosophy, the author reveals an unusual and entertaining life journey made most difficult by a rare life-threatening illness. Powerful and sensitive, this book is a must for anyone who reflects deeply about the human condition and the world around us. In the late 70’s life was tough for anyone growing up on a gritty council estate in the North of England. For ten-year-old Kin Kam, life was that much tougher. From a shy Chinese boy in…

Edison and Ford in Florida (Images of America)



Prolific inventor Thomas Edison and automobile pioneer Henry Ford shaped the modern world like few others. The lives of these close friends intersected at their winter homes in southwest Florida. Edison first visited the tiny cattle-ranching community of Fort Myers in 1885, building a home and laboratory soon after. There, he wintered with his wife, Mina, and their children, Madeleine, Charles, and Theodore. Ford purchased the adjacent estate in 1916, wintering in the area with his wife,…

Revealing New Worlds



The story of nineteenth-century science often tells a tale of a masculinized professionalizing domain. Scientific man increasingly pushed women out, marginalized them and constructed them as naturally feminine creatures incapable of intellectual work, particularly scientific work. Yet many women participated in various scientific endeavours throughout the century. This work asks why, when the waters were so inviting, did women dive deeply into the swirling maelstrom of scientific practice,…

Music Heard So Deeply: A Music Therapy Memoir



Music is therapeutic, but Music Therapy is a specialized health profession. Music therapists around the world engage their clients and patients in personalized music experiences to provide specific help with learning and healing. This memoir chronicles clinical stories from the author’s 30 years of music therapy practice in health care, counseling and education. These stories along with bits of personal history provide one perspective on this fascinating and fulfilling career.

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