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Cultures, Chess & Art, Vol. 3: Pacific Islands & Asia [Hardcover]

Ned Munger
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July 1, 2000 0964404680 978-0964404687
Play hide-and-seek with a Russian nuclear submarine in the fog-shrouded Tartar Straits. Skirt land mines in Cambodia in search of a Khmer carver. Ride in a rusty helicopter shuddering over snowcapped volcanoes and erupting geysers on the Kamchatka Peninsula.

Follow the footsteps of Captain Cook, the Bounty's mutineers, Genghis and Kublai Khan, the Dalai Lama, and more. Walk the battle fields of World War II and the Vietnam War. Visit exotic shores and fabled cities.

These and many more of the author's travel adventures await you in "Pacific Islands & Asia."

The diverse peoples of Polynesia, Melanesia, Micronesia, Australia, the Far East, Indonesia, the Philippines, and the Indochinese Peninsula -- with esoteric glimpses into their histories and their lives today -- are portrayed in the 89 ethnic chess sets illustrated and described. The miniature sculptures depict cultures in 22 countries and as many islands in the Pacific, and span more than 17 centuries.

Glory and evil, triumph and tribulation, creativity and corrpution -- every aspect of humankind is displayed through its art in this unprecedented guide to ethnic sets in Asia and the islands of the Pacific.

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About the Author

Ned Munger has written numerous books and articles on geography, history, and politics. A California Institute of Technology professor emeritus, he is an internationally acclaimed authority on Africa. Material for "Pacific Island & Asia" was gathered during eight voyages and seven extended study trips by air throughout the area over the course of many years.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 207 pages
  • Publisher: Mundial Pr (July 1, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0964404680
  • ISBN-13: 978-0964404687
  • Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 8.4 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,944,770 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3.0 out of 5 stars A soso reference book of many cultural chess sets. September 23, 2013
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I bought the book as an adjunct to my collection. I didn't find any really informative reference material. Boo Hoo.
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