Published by World Book, the ambitious attempt of this slim volume is to allow the reader to explore communication at his own pace, picking and choosing what he wishes to read. The reader may follow the main Highway (the direct route) or take Side Roads and Road Stops along the way. These stops provide more detailed information and are peppered with Points of Interest (fascinating tidbits of information). Of course the reader can also take a Detour and leap further ahead in his journey. All these "roads", detours, and sidebars, are superimposed on bright, garish backgrounds that give the whole a frenetic look. Choices are often confusing and it does not take long for the reader to become hopelessly lost on his trip. Small print in most of the book along with the chaotic design make this one to pass up.