Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource: Mammals presents comprehensive information on 141 families and 265 species of mammals from around the world in an understandable and easy-to-use format. Arranged taxonomically, each family entry includes sections on physical characteristics; geographic range; habitat; diet; behavior and reproduction; animals and people; and conservation status. Family entries are followed by one or more species accounts and a range map and photo or illustration for each species. Entries conclude with a list of books, periodicals, and Web sites that may be used for further research.
Each volume of Grzimek's Student Animal Life Resource: Mammals includes a pronunciation guide for scientific names, a glossary, a general overview of mammals, a list of species in the set by biome, a list of species by geographic location, and a comprehensive index. The Mammals set has 540 full-color maps, photos, and illustrations to enliven the text, and sidebars provide additional facts and related information.