The new edition of Kottak's best selling text continues to offer a holistic introduction to anthropology that approaches the course from a four-field perspective. The extensive revision offers many new exciting features that build on the strengths of this approach. A new theme, emphasizing anthropology's integrated and comparative nature, can be found in new "Bringing It All Together" essays that show how anthropology's sub-fields and dimensions combine to interpret and explain a common topic. A second new theme, "Understanding Ourselves," helps to explain the relevance of facts and theories to students. Two new features, "Interpreting the World" and "Atlas Questions," tie in the text with key content from the atlas which is now shrink-wrapped free with every new copy of the book.Kottak, Conrad Phillip is the author of 'Anthropology The Exploration of Human Diversity', published 2003 under ISBN 9780072878387 and ISBN 007287838X.