Inside Lightwave 8 is a massive book, spanning close to the 950 mark. Dan has put a great deal of work into this one and it shows. Each chapter is well explained and the content of each one differs enough to keep the reader interested through out. The first few chapters ease the reader into lightwave with the following chapters going more in depth into the likes of modeling a car, phone and even network rendering setup etc. The DVD that comes with the book contains hours of helpful video tutorials as well as scenes and objects to work on and follow along with. The book is a nice change from previous Inside Lightwave books and still a good one to have if you have either/or Inside Lightwave 6/7. Simply great stuff! Well worth it. Cheers.