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Residence Rules and Ultimogeniture in Tlaxcala and Mesoamerica in Ethnology Volume XXXVI (36) Number 2

Residence Rules and Ultimogeniture in Tlaxcala and Mesoamerica in Ethnology Volume XXXVI (36) Number 2

by David Luke Robichaux Haydel

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149-172 pages with tables and bibliography. Royal octavo (10" x 6 3/4") bound in original publisher's wrappers. Ethnology Volume XXXVI Number 2 complete issue. First edition. The cycle of household development in Santa Maria Acxotle del Monte, a Nahuatl-Spanish community in Tlaxcala, Mexico, reflects a pattern common throughout Mesoamerica. The Mesoamerican developmental cycle starts with virilocal residence rules and ends with… Read more about this item
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Emanuel Lasker: Second World Chess Champion

Emanuel Lasker: Second World Chess Champion

by Issak Linder (1920-2015) and Vladimir Linder

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264 pages with diagrams, tables, photographs and index. Royal octavo (9 1/4" x 6") bound in red cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Foreword by Andy Soltis. First edition. The ChessCafe World Chess Champions Series Emanuel Lasker was a great chess fighter, thinker and researcher. He was possessed of gigantic playing strength, retaining the title of World s Number One Chessplayer… Read more about this item
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Class and Ethnicity in Mexico: Somatic and Racial Considerations in Ethnology Volume XXXVI (36) Number 3

Class and Ethnicity in Mexico: Somatic and Racial Considerations in Ethnology Volume XXXVI (36) Number 3

by Hugo Gino Nutini (1929-2013)

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227-238 pages with bibliography. Royal octavo (10" x 6 3/4") bound in original publisher's wrappers. Ethnology Volume XXXVI Number 3 complete issue. First edition. Based on research conducted during the past twenty years on superordinate stratification in Mexico City and the class system of several cities, this article has three goals. First, it establishes the historical origins of ethnic categories that… Read more about this item
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The Modern Chess Instructor : Parts I & II

The Modern Chess Instructor : Parts I & II

by William Steinitz (1936-1900)

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286 pages with diagrams. Octavo (9" x 6") bound in black cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Foreword by Andy Soltis. First published in 1889. More than 125 years ago, one of the first great chess books appeared. The Modern Chess Instructor, Part I, written by then world champion Wilhelm Steinitz, was released in 1889. It was his magnum opus, setting… Read more about this item
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Know your place: The organization of Tlingit geographic knowledge in Ethnology Volume XXXVI (36) Number 4

Know your place: The organization of Tlingit geographic knowledge in Ethnology Volume XXXVI (36) Number 4

by Thomas F Thornton

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295-307 pages with tables, map and bibliography. Royal octavo (10" x 6 3/4") bound in original publisher's wrappers. Ethnology Volume XXXVI Number 4 complete issue. First edition. Analyzes how geographic names form an essential part of Tlingit social being and integrate physical and sociological landscapes in practical ways. Deployment in rituals and other communicative acts; Aspects of clan geography; Sociogeographic ties… Read more about this item
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The Four Knights

The Four Knights

by Jan Pinski (1979- )

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2003
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192 pages with diagrams and index. Octavo (9" x 6") bound in original publisher's pictorial wrappers. First edition. The Four Knights has the distinction of being one of the oldest openings in the history of chess. In a king s pawn opening, both players bring out their knights before contemplating further development. Despite its deceptively peaceful appearance, the Four Knights… Read more about this item
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Wilhelm Steinitz: First World Chess Champion

Wilhelm Steinitz: First World Chess Champion

by Issak Linder (1920-2015) and Vladimir Linder

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2014
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200 pages with diagrams, tables, photographs and index. Octavo (9" x 6") bound in green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Foreword by Andy Soltis. Annotations by Karsten Muller. First edition. The first official world champion, Wilhelm Steinitz was a towering figure in the chess world in the last quarter of the 19th century. For nearly three decades, he never lost… Read more about this item
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Strategies of Rain-Forest Dwellers Against Misfortunes: The Tsimane' Indians of Bolivia in Ethnology Volume XXXVII (37) Number 1

Strategies of Rain-Forest Dwellers Against Misfortunes: The Tsimane' Indians of Bolivia in Ethnology Volume XXXVII (37) Number 1

by Ricardo A. Godoy, Marc Jacobson and David Wilkie

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55-70 pages with tables and bibliography. Royal octavo (10" x 6 3/4") bound in original publisher's wrappers. Ethnology Volume XXXVII Number 1 complete issue. First edition. A household survey of Tsimane' Indians of the Bolivian rain forest is used to examine the effect of different types of misfortunes (e.g., illness, deaths, evacuations, crop loss) at the level of the household, village,… Read more about this item
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The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal

The Life and Games of Mikhail Tal

by Mikhail Nekhemyevich Tal (1936-1992)

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1976
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vi+519+[5 ad] pages with diagrams, photographs, tables and indexes. Octavo (8 1/4" x 5 1/2") bound in red cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Edited by David Levy. First edition. Mikhail Tal, the 'magician from Riga,' was the greatest attacking World Champion of them all, and this enchanting autobiography chronicles his extraordinary career with charm and humor. Dazzling games are interspersed… Read more about this item
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Political Institutions and the Evanescence of Power: Making History in Highland Bolivia ; Autores in  Ethnology Volume XXXVII (37) Number 2

Political Institutions and the Evanescence of Power: Making History in Highland Bolivia ; Autores in Ethnology Volume XXXVII (37) Number 2

by Stuart Alexander Rockefeller (1960- )

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187-207 pages with bibliography. Royal octavo (10" x 6 3/4") bound in original publisher's wrappers. Ethnology Volume XXXVII Number 2 complete issue. First edition. The Bolivian Quechua community of Quirpini appears to be governed by a number of political institutions whose activities have little capacity for historically transformative action. An analysis of actions by each institution reveals that they either never… Read more about this item
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Tal-Botvinnik 1960: Match for the World Chess Championship

Tal-Botvinnik 1960: Match for the World Chess Championship

by Mikhail Nekhemyevich Tal (1936-1992)

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188 pages with diagrams. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 1/2") bound in green cloth with gilt lettering to spine. Translated by Hannon Russell. First edition. In 1960 Mikhail Botvinnik was the pillar of "scientific " chess and the ironwilled champion of the world. The young attacking genius Mihail Tal, the "Wizard of Riga," put the magic back into the game by… Read more about this item
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Aztec human sacrifice: Cross-cultural assessments of the ecological hypothesis in Ethnology Volume XXXVII (37) Number 3

Aztec human sacrifice: Cross-cultural assessments of the ecological hypothesis in Ethnology Volume XXXVII (37) Number 3

by Michael James Winkelman

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285-298 pages with tables and bibliography. Royal octavo (10" x 6 3/4") bound in original publisher's wrappers. Ethnology Volume XXXVII Number 3 complete issue. First edition. Ecological, religious, and social predictors of institutionalized human sacrifice are assessed through cross-cultural analysis. While human sacrifice has no significant correlations with measures of agricultural potential, protein, total food, food storage adequacy, and famine risk,… Read more about this item
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200 Open Games

200 Open Games

by David Ionovich Bronstein (1924-2006)

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xiv+24 pages with diagrams and index. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 3/4") bound in original publisher's blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine in original pictorial jacket. Translated by Philip J Booth. First American edition. Russian offers a wealth of his finest games, presented in full with numerous illustrative diagrams. Commentary emphasizes ideas behind moves, shows how 1P-K4-P-K4 imposes its patterns… Read more about this item
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Whales, Chiefs, and Giants: An Exploration into Nuu-Chah-Nulth Political Thought in Ethnology Volume XXXVII (37) Number 4

Whales, Chiefs, and Giants: An Exploration into Nuu-Chah-Nulth Political Thought in Ethnology Volume XXXVII (37) Number 4

by Michael Eugene Harkin

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317-332 pages with bibliography. Royal octavo (10" x 6 3/4") bound in original publisher's wrappers. Ethnology Volume XXXVII Number 4 complete issue. First edition. The Nuu-chah-nulth of the Northwest Coast attained a high degree of political organization. Hereditary chiefs had great power and influence often extending beyond their own communities. The ideology of the chieftainship, set forth here in a historical… Read more about this item
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Tigran Petrosian His Life and Games

Tigran Petrosian His Life and Games

by Viktor L Vasiliev

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247 pages with frontispiece, diagrams, plates, tables and index. Octavo (8 3/4" x 5 1/2") bound in original publisher's green cloth with gilt lettering to spine in original pictorial jacket. Annotations by Alexei S Suetin and Tigran Petrosian. Translated by Michael Basman. First edition. A high quality book on Petroisan`s games with some interesting pictures one of them… Read more about this item
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The Closed Sicilian : Move by Move

The Closed Sicilian : Move by Move

by Carsten Hansen (1971- )

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464 pages with diagrams and index. Royal octavo (9 1/2" x 6 3/4") bound in original publisher's pictorial wrappers. First edition. The opponent who answers 1 e4 with an emphatic 1...c5 (The Sicilian Defence) is often looking for a fight. Such players can be highly theoretically prepared and itching to launch into their own pet variations after White has opted for… Read more about this item
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The Transformation of Violence in the Colonial Encounter: Intercultural Discourses and Practices in Papua New Guinea in Ethnology Volume XXXVIII (38) Number 2

The Transformation of Violence in the Colonial Encounter: Intercultural Discourses and Practices in Papua New Guinea in Ethnology Volume XXXVIII (38) Number 2

by Joachim Georg Görlich (1931-2009)

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151-162 pages with bibliography. Royal octavo (10" x 6 3/4") bound in original publisher's wrappers. Ethnology Volume XXXVIII Number 2 complete issue. First edition. The Kobon in Papua New Guinea have transformed a central aspect of their social organization, namely the dialectic of violence and co-operation, subsequent to the activities of the Australian colonial administration. This article analyzes the pattern of… Read more about this item
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A Matter of Endgame Technique

A Matter of Endgame Technique

by Jacob Aagaard (1973- )

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896 pages with diagrams, bibliography and index. Royal octavo (9 3/4" x 6 3/4") bound in original publisher's pictorial boards. The most hated cliché in chess is: And the rest is a matter of technique. In A Matter of Endgame Technique Grandmaster Jacob Aagaard deals with one of the few things chessplayers hate even more – losing a winning position.… Read more about this item
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Women's Roles in the Mourning Rituals of the Akan of Ghana in Ethnology Volume XXXVIII (38) Number 3

Women's Roles in the Mourning Rituals of the Akan of Ghana in Ethnology Volume XXXVIII (38) Number 3

by Osei-Mensah Aborampah

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257-271 pages with bibliography. Royal octavo (10" x 6 3/4") bound in original publisher's wrappers. Ethnology Volume XXXVIII Number 3 complete issue. First edition. Akan women play central roles in the care and disposal of the dead and the management of bereavement. Mortuary rituals provide members of the society with adaptive means of mourning the dead, and the expressions of grief… Read more about this item
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Caro-Kann, Panov Attack

Caro-Kann, Panov Attack

by Anatoly Yevgenyevich Karpov (1951- ) and Mikhail Podgaets

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2006
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276 pages with diagrams and index. Royal octavo (9" x 6 1/4") bound in original publisher's pictorial rappers. Translated by Jimmy Adams. First edition. The great Anatoly Karpov, considered the best positional player in chess history, has been a major force in the chess world through the greater part of three decades. Now he shares his profound opening knowledge in an… Read more about this item
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