From the back cover:
THE WORLD NEEDS HEROES.
In a fantastic world of magic and monsters, a new age of adventure unfolds. This core rulebook for the Dungeons & Dragons® Roleplaying Game provides everything players need to create and run heroic characters through legendary dungeons of dread.
The Player's Handbook® features the 4th edition game rules, including character creation, combat and adventuring, classes and races, equipment and magic items, skills, feats, powers, and more.
The first of three core rulebooks for the 4th Edition Dungeons & Dragons Roleplaying Game.
The Player's Handbook presents the official Dungeons & Dragons Roleplaying Game rules as well as everything a player needs to create D&D characters worthy of song and legend: new character races, base classes, paragon paths, epic destinies, powers, more magic items, weapons, armor, and much more.