"A well researched and lucid history of the Southeast Asian island realms (Indochina), attending to a variety of subjects such as crops and language groups, the silk and spice trade, African sailors and Chinese porcelains, religions, and royal houses". -- Reference & Research Book News
<i>A Companion to Asian Art and Architecture</i> presents a collection of 26 original essays from top scholars in the field that explore and critically examine various aspects of Asian art and architectural history.</p> <ul> <li>Brings together top international scholars of Asian art and architecture </li> <li>Represents the current state of the field while highlighting the wide range of scholarly approaches to Asian Art </li> <li>Features work on Korea and Southeast Asia, two regions often overlooked in a field that is often defined as India-China-Japan </li> <li>Explores the influences on Asian art of global and colonial interactions and of the diasporic communities in the US and UK </li> <li>Showcases a wide range of topics including imperial commissions, ancient tombs, gardens, monastic spaces, performances, and pilgrimages.</li> </ul>
Charts the deep, diverse history of the largest continent
A History of Asia is the only text to cover the area known as "monsoon Asia"--India, China, Korea, Japan, and Southeast Asia--from the earliest times to the present.
Written by leading scholar Rhoads Murphey, the book uses an engaging, lively tone to chronicle the complex political, social, intellectual, and economic histories of this area. Popular because of its scope and coverage, as well as its illustrations, maps, and many boxed primary sources, the new edition of A History of Asia continues as a leader in its field.
For many, golf courses are sanctuaries where one can enjoy a few hours of relaxation away from the demands of day-to-day life. Courses along the southeastern coastal plain from North Carolina to northern Florida are also sanctuaries for wildlife. This beautifully illustrated guide highlights over 140 familiar and unique species of mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians and also features a regional map and information on the unique ecosystems in this area. Laminated for durability, this lightweight, pocket-sized folding guide is an excellent source of portable information and ideal for field use by visitors and residents alike. Made in the USA.
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