Wildlife

"U.S. Looking for Ideas To Help Manage Wild-Horse Overpopulation"

"When Velma Johnston almost single-handedly persuaded Congress to pass the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act of 1971, her goal was to protect an icon of the American West that had been slaughtered, poisoned and abused and was quickly disappearing."

Source: Wash Post, 01/28/2014

Deerland

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"Deerland: America’s Hunt for Ecological Balance and the Essence of Wildness"

By Al Cambronne
Lyons Press, $18.95

Reviewer: JENNIFER WEEKS

The most dangerous animal in North America isn’t a great white shark, a bear, or a black widow spider.

It’s Bambi.

Peril in the Ponds

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"Peril in the Ponds: Deformed Frogs, Politics, and a Biologist’s Quest"

By Judy Helgen
University of Massachusetts Press, $24.95

Reviewer: KAREN SCHAEFER

In mid-August of 1995, at a small farmhouse pond near St. Paul, Minn., Judy Helgen dipped her hand into a bucket of frogs captured by local students.

As she grasped a squirmy amphibian, her stomach churned.

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