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Rat Island: Predators in Paradise and the World's Greatest Wildlife Rescue - William Stolzenburg Riveting accounts of invasive species on selected islands and what has been done to eradicate them. This is not just a book about Rat Island, as I had supposed, but includes background on invasive mammals and the history of attempts at their eradication. The ones in this book have been mostly in New Zealand, but also in other places such as Baja California and the Channel Islands. Rat Island is a lead-in to Kiska, which seems to be the ultimate goal. The writing is very suspenseful and what it covers is so little publicized that it is all fresh and new information. This book’s author not only knows who Jared Diamond is, but actually thinks that he has a correction to one of Jared Diamond’s theories. The subject is difficult, and the author may be too biased in favor of island eradications, but he is certainly convincing.