From the back cover:
WELCOME TO THE SWORD COAST
A region of the Forgotten Realms®, the Sword Coast comprises shining paragons of civilization and culture, perilous locales fraught with dread and evil, and encompassing them all, a wilderness that offers an explorer both vast opportunity and great danger.
The Sword Coast Adventurer’s Guide is a valuable resource for Dungeon Masters and players alike. In addition to describing the peoples and places of the Sword Coast, the book contains a plethora of new character options to intrigue and inspire every adventuring party.