*Starred Review* About 90 mammals, from Aardvarks to Zebras, are described in these volumes. Each article includes several components: a “Profile,” with introductory information; a discussion of anatomy, with diagrams; a discussion of habitat; descriptions of various behaviors; and a consideration of factors determining survival. Each article also has numerous boxed sections to draw attention to important or curious facts as well as many color photographs and other illustrations. Both students and librarians will find this straightforward alphabetical arrangement easy to use. Volume 20 is the set index and contains a list of resources for further study, a glossary, and, in addition to the comprehensive index (which is repeated in every volume), several special subject indexes—“Animal by Common Name,” “Animal Behavior,” “Habitats,” “Places,” and an especially useful “Animals at Risk.“ The individual articles, which are 14–16 pages in length, are meaty and thoughtfully arranged. “Fact File” boxes are especially helpful for finding information quickly. The numerous pictures and diagrams include information on skeletal structure, paws, and coats that is generally not found in other works for this age level. There are habitat maps and see also references. Although there are no additional bibliographies at the end of articles, students will not really need anything else for a report. This set has just about everything a student requires, and there are enough volumes that almost an entire class can work at the same time. This impressive set, though designed for middle school and up, could be purchased for an elementary school library. Grzimek’s Student Animal Life Resource: Mammals (UXL, 2005) covers far more mammals but has a taxonomic arrangement better suited to older students. The thought of buying a multivolume reference set may be daunting, but librarians can be sure that Exploring Mammals will get a lot of use, and it is highly recommended for libraries that serve a student population in grades 5–10. Grades 5-10. --Dona Helmer
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