Background and reference book for students of the questions currently surrounding this Pacific chessboard. It covers the economic, social, political, educational, strategic problems of island life in the South Seas. Delves into subjects of population trends, trade, leadership, community life, health, religion, races, all with an eye to future destiny in this world conflict. From personal and official sources, books, articles and scientific monographs, this incorporates the ""most complete comparative studies of every aspect of island life yet gathered into a single volume"". Issued under Institute of Pacific Relations.