This an ideal book to have on your lap during a cold winters evening in front of a fire and dreaming of far away places. Covering 7 areas- a)Americas and Caribbean b)Europe c)Africa d)Arabian gulf e)Indian Ocean f)Asia and G Oceania. Each island has one page -half taxt and half picture (some island groups have 2 pages). Naturally only snapshots are given but the text is well written and researched. I have visited about 50 of the islands and there are a further few that are not listed I would like to have seen in the book. A book to be highly recommended.