Mammals are among the most familiar - and the most diverse - life-forms. Divided into six comprehensive volumes featuring more than 400 full-color photographs and illustrations, the new "Exploring the World of Mammals" set provides more than 100 informative articles describing in detail specific groups of mammals, such as bears, cats and dogs, and families of carnivores, herbivores, or omnivores. This engaging set illustrates key life-science principles while presenting thorough information on the mammals of the world, covering important topics such as anatomy and physiology, food chains, interspecies partnerships, and principles of evolution and survival. Readers will learn about the life cycle of major mammals, as well as their hunting, feeding, and breeding habits.It includes a family tree showing how mammals fit into the animal kingdom and how they are related to each other. Overview articles in each volume cover the major groups of mammals. It contains "Fact File" sidebars, including distribution maps and key data. It features "Fun Facts" and "Did You Know?" boxes highlighting key topics such as breeding, conservation, and evolution.