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Argonauts Of The Western Pacific - An Account of Native Enterprise and Adventure in the Archipelagoes of Melanesian New Guinea - With 5 maps, 65 Illustrations and 2 Figures

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This fascinating book contains an account of native enterprise and adventure in the archipelagoes of Melanesian New Guinea, with five maps, sixty five illustrations, and two figures. The content of this book is derived from the author's personal experiences with the natives, watching them daily at work and at play, conversing with them in their own tongue, and deriving all his information from the surest sources. A unique insight in the the lives of the native inhabitants of this area, this volume will be of much utility to those with a keen interest in anthropology or Melanesian New Guinea, and it would make for a wonderful addition to any personal collection. The chapters of this book include: 'The Subject, Method, and Scope of this Inquiry', 'The Country and Inhabitants of the Kula District', 'The Natives of the Trobriand Islands', 'The Essentials of the Kula', 'Canoes and Sailing', 'The Ceremonial Building of a Waga', et cetera. This volume is being republished now complete with a new introductory biography of the author

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