Despite the ordinariness of Professor Strabo's life, remarkable things have happened to him, things that have changed the course of human (and not-so-human) history! For example, did you know that one of our colors was invented by him? Or that he is responsible for the existence of some of our most favorite living (and not-so-living) things? His experiences have been so strange that no one can explain them. But in every case, he met the challenge and prevailed. From harrowing voyages on the sea to bouts against the forces of nature and science, he has prevailed through resourcefulness and a little good luck. Readers of this book will join Professor Strabo in thirteen episodes from his life, all narrated by Professor Strabo himself. They will be with him in Africa, Europe, Asia, North America, and the South Pacific, and they will marvel that he survived to tell his tales.