In this guide Jamaica is revealed as a nation beyond the rum punches, the beaches and the "must-see" tourist attractions. The author offers a sensitive observation of the land, not just as it is seen but also as it is heard through the lilt of reggae in a small village bar, through the smells of a blend of fragrances in a rain forest and through his taste buds which are aroused by the fire of jerk pork and soothed with a swig of Red Strips beer. Sir Philip Sherlock is an eminent Jamaican scholar, historian and writer. He is currently a Vice President of the Carribean Resources Development Foundation. Barbara Preston held a senior position with the Jamaican Tourist Board from 1975 until her retirement in 1990.