This fascinating text provides a comprehensive overview of human development from conception until death. The text is arranged chronologically, as most Lifespan courses are taught. It blends solid theory with clever illustrations and lively examples that hold the students? attention. Lefrancois? engaging, friendly writing style and use of humor keeps the student interested. This edition has over 500 new references for cultural timeliness, and added pedagogical features to make it accessible and technologically updated.