From the back:
As humanity struggles to survive, Earth is all but lost to the almighty, purifying force of nature. Creatures roam the wild jungles, forests, and desolate tundra that have replaced what was once sprawling cities and carefully controlled land. Some are sentient and benevolent, watching over those who stray into the Wilds. Most are predators of incredible power, hunting the denizens of the New World.
The Encountered: Volume 1 contains 200 diverse, richly detailed and beautifully illustrated creatures for use with the Alpha Omega role-playing game. Seven factions, each with their own agenda and history, are introduced and 40 creature templates allow for over 8000 creature varations.