"Where in the world are you anyway? You may think you know, but don't be too sure. 'Sitting on the floor at the foot of my bed next to my sneakers' is only part of the answer. The world is a pretty big place, and if you don't know where most of its parts are, then you can't possibly be sure of your own location. If you think that the Phillipines is a rock group or the name of an all-you-can-eat vegetarian restaurant, then you need to look inside this book. If you aren't sure where the Andes are--or even what they are--then you need to read this book. It's a trip around the world--and you don't even have to move off your bedroom floor to take it!"