An impressive revision that updates the content, improves the graphics, adds significant new material, and addresses contemporary concerns and the relationship of the book's subject matter to ongoing issues in everyday life. Of all editions of the book, the eighth is clearly a superior, comprehensive introduction to physical anthropology. It retains, and incrementally improves, the best features of earlier versions. A whole new set of theoretical perspectives and timelines illuminate the latest fossil finds. The links to the WWW sites are a terrific pedagogical addition to help students keep current, in real time, as new finds are uncovered or restudies are reported. For anyone interested in anthropology and human evolution.