VOYAThe U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service compiles a list of worldwide species considered to be threatened and endangered. This series takes six animals from the list and devotes a single volume to each, including species history, reasons for endangerment, and current status of revitalization. Each volume is similarly formatted and provides an animal fact list and five descriptive pages of relevant Internet sites, accessed through http://www.myreportlinks.com. These sites also include more in-depth information, with source documents and photographs related to each species. Another endangered animal is spotlighted in The Cheetah. Fascinating facts about the fastest land animal, including the existence of the "king cheetah," are included. Like the rhino, its habitat has also greatly shrunk because of the exploding human population. The combination of being hunted for their sleek fur and confrontations with angry farmers has contributed to their present state. The future of the cheetah is uncertain, despite the diligent efforts of many conservation groups, and the author frankly predicts its outlook as "mixed.o Although the series' purpose is to assist students in narrowing down reliable information sources, it also manages to convey the magnitude of what loss would occur should any of these magnificent animals become extinct. While acknowledging that humankind is the greatest threat to these animals, the books stress the value of human intervention as their possible savior. Each book is written in simple yet powerful language and interspersed with excellent maps and beautiful photographs. The succinct chapters along with the accompanying Internet site lists are helpful for beginning studentresearchers. They will also be satisfying for those who are searching for basic report information or are interested in the topic and hoping to become more involved in animal conservation efforts. This series is highly recommended for public and school libraries. (Endangered and Threatened Animals). VOYA CODES: 4Q 4P M J (Better than most, marred only by occasional lapses; Broad general YA appeal; Middle School, defined as grades 6 to 8; Junior High, defined as grades 7 to 9). 2005, Enslow, 48p.; Index. Photos. Maps. Source Notes. Further Reading., PLB . Ages 11 to 15.