Reviewer Praise for DeVito's Essentials of Human Communication ?I marvel at the ease with which Professor DeVito synthesizes the communication literature into coherent and easy to read chapters for our undergraduate communication students.' Carole A. Barbato, Kent State University ?I find the material on culture well integrated into the book at appropriate times...I think this material is extremely relevant in our ever-shrinking world and that students really benefit from its inclusion.' Thomas D. Bovino, Suffolk Community College ?The strength of this text is a basic, well organized approach to human communication with a clear, concise writing style that flows well and makes for an easy read.' Kathleen Perri, Valencia Community College ?The mix of theoretical discussion and skill development exercises is appreciated by students as they find it to be a 'friendly' text compared to other college level texts they read. Also, the layout and design of the text encourages students to interact with the work.' Joseph Ortiz, Scottsdale Community College ?The intercultural thread was one of the original qualities that drew me to the text and I find the updates to be excellent. The full integration of this theme is especially effective and is much preferred to treating the concept in one chapter only.' ?I like the attention paid to diversity. My students come from very diverse backgrounds and I am especially sensitive to a text that will include photos and examples of people similar to them. This text accomplished that goal.' Elizabeth O'Brien, Phoenix College ?The writing style is excellent, literate without pretension and very well focused. I think that the students, and the lecturers, will find it very accessible, without feeling as if they are being spoon-fed the information.' Karen Tanski, Portland Community College ?I very much like the cultural teachings section. This is essential information, not often covered directly in other texts.' Sheryll Hirschberger, Cape Cod Community CollegeJoseph A. DeVito is the author of 'Essentials of Human Communication (5th Edition)', published 2004 under ISBN 9780205414888 and ISBN 0205414885.