Henry Hermann is a writer with diverse interests in both fiction and non-fiction. A synopsis of his fscience fiction novel, Beginnings, as well as synopses of novels and other books that have been completed or are in the works, may be accessed by clicking on http://henryhermannnovelist.blogspot.com.
A list of his scientific and other non-fiction publications may be accessed at the following blogsite: http://henryhermannpublications.blogspot.com/.
Comments to help writers in writing and promoting their skills may be found at the following blogsite: http://henryhermann-helpingwriterswrite.blogspot.com/.
Most Recent Non-Fiction Titles
Most recent non-fiction title is: Making the Wind Sing, Native American Music and the Connected Breath. This book is an historical account of the music of Native America, with emphasis on their only melodic instrument, the flute. Following is a synopsis:
Long before Francisco Vásquez de Coronado made reference to the first flute music heard in North America in the 1500s, indigenous peoples had already established a well-defined musical culture. Its roots lay hidden within nature itself, linking their world to animals and events that played an important role in directing their lives. Little understood at the time of contact, their music provided the psychological and physiological healing necessary to carry on through disjointed times. Oddly, contemporary research sheds light on the mechanics of indigenous music.
Filled with both sacred and secular significance, their music reached the very core of their being, and it reverberated through most of their activities. Thus musical events influenced and were influenced by daily and seasonal activities, and whatever circumstances arose to change their lives affected their music.
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