From publisher blurb:
The Name-givers. The eight Name-giving races of Barsaive form the heart and soul of the land. They share many experiences and beliefs, but have their own cultures and traditions. Each race is unique and together they breathe life into the land of Barsaive.
Denizens of Earthdawn, Volume I provides an in-depth look at four of the Name-giving races of Barsaive:
Elves: Beings of deep feeling and spirituality, they seek to restore their culture's former glory.
Humans: Versatile enough to learn the unique skills and talents of every race, they adapt quickly to any situation.
T'skrang: Flamboyant, reptilian beings whose swashbuckling bravado reflects their zest for life.
Windlings: Small, winged beings whose passion for change makes them mischievous and unpredictable.
Denizens of Earthdawn, Volume I describes the elves, humans, t'skrang and windlings in detail, and provides race-specific Disciplines, new talents, and special rules for playing each race. Heavily illustrated, this fascinating and invaluable reference is for Earthdawn players and gamemasters alike.