Noted with Interest


Ingestion of Lead from Spent Ammunition: Implications for Wildlife and Humans. Watson, R. T., M.Fuller, M.Pokras, and W. G.Hunt , editors . 2009 . The Peregrine Fund , Boise , ID . 394 pp. US$25 (paperback) . ISBN 978-0-961-98395-6 .

More than 50 contributions from around the world document the ways ingestion of lead from spent ammunition creates problems for birds, mammals, and the humans that consume them.

Exploring Environmental History. Selected Essays. Smout, T. 2009 . Edinburgh University Press , Edinburgh , United Kingdom . 208 pp . US$95 (hardcover). ISBN 978-0-7486-3513-9 .

An environmental historian examines how contemporary British nature conservation, especially of bogs and forests, has been shaped by 5 centuries of history.

The State of the Nation's Ecosystems. 2008. Measuring the Lands, Waters, and Living Resources of the United States. 2008 . The H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics and the Environment and Island Press , Washington , D.C. 368 pp. US$35 (paperback). ISBN 978-1-59726-471-6 .

More than 100 experts and reviewers contributed to an elegant, accessible review of the status of U.S. ecosystems, answering for each one fundamental questions on their condition, whether things are getting better or worse, and who is doing what to help.

The Better to Eat You With. Fear in the Animal World. Berger, J. 2008 . The University of Chicago Press , Chicago , IL . 360 pp. US$29 (hardcover). ISBN 978-0-226-04363-0 .

From his work on mammalian predator–prey systems on several continents, Berger makes the case for why fear and other behaviors need to be incorporated into conservation strategies.