Foreword by Matthew Shirts; Introduction by Regis St. Louis; Chapters: History and Early Development; People -- A Nation of Diversity; The Cultural Beat of Brazil; The World's Natural Paradise; Buildings -- From Favelas to Skyscrapers; Natural Resources and the Future of Brazil (each introduced by Regis St. Louis). Timeline of Brazilian history; credits; index.
Regis St. Louis first visited Brazil in 2003, and fell in love with the stunning landscapes, the dynamic music scene and the open and celebratory spirit of its citizens. He is the coordinating author of Lonely Planet guides to Brazil, Rio de Janeiro and South America, and his articles on Brazil have appeared in the Telegraph, the Chicago Tribune, the LA Times, on BBC.com and elsewhere. He lives in New York City.