BUYER BEWARE!!! This text does not come with the Student MediaPak at present, although it is supposed to! On page xxxviii of the text it states that every new copy of the text comes with a copy of the student mediapak, however, mine did not and Amazon.com do not stock this item at the present time. Amazon made no guarantees as to whether the book would be provided in the future or not. My advice is, do not purchase this book from Amazon until they include the Student MediaPak at no additional cost. On a positive note, this book is an _excellent_ text on its own, and I would highly recommend it to others.