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Best Sellers: Botany–Zoology, June 14, 2012

September 2011 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

1) The Sounding of the Whale: Science & Cetaceans in the Twentieth Century
Burnett, D. Graham
University of Chicago Press
2012. ISBN 9780226081304. $45

2) Mushroom
Money, Nicholas P.
Oxford University Press
2011. ISBN 9780199732562. $24.95

3) Plant Physics
Niklas, Karl J.
University of Chicago Press
2012. ISBN 9780226586328. $55

4) Bats: From Evolution to Conservation
Altringham, John D.
Oxford University Press
2011. ISBN 9780199207114. $117

5) Animal Friendships
Dagg, Anne Innis
Cambridge University Press
2011. ISBN 9781107005426. $120

6) How Not To Be Eaten: The Insects Fight Back
Waldbauer, Gilbert
University of California Press
2012. ISBN 9780520269125. $27.95

7) Arthropod Brains: Evolution, Functional Elegance, and Historical Significance
Strausfeld, Nicholas James
Belknap: Harvard University Press
2012. ISBN 9780674046337. $65

8) Polar Bears: The Natural History of a Threatened Species
Stirling, Ian
Fitzhenry & Whiteside
2011. ISBN 9781554551552. $40

9) Considering Animals: Contemporary Studies in Human-Animal Relations
Freeman, Carol
2011. ISBN 9781409400134. $64.95

10) The Primate Mind: Built To Connect with Other Minds
De Waal, Frans B.M.
Harvard University Press
2012. ISBN 9780674058040. $49.95

11) The Afterlives of Animals: A Museum Menagerie
Alberti, Samuel J.M.M.
University of Virginia Press
2011. ISBN 9780813931678. $35

12) Fishes: The Animal Answer Guide
Helfman, Gene
Johns Hopkins University Press
2011. ISBN 9781421402222. $45

13) Invasive Pythons in the United States: Ecology of an Introduced Predator
Dorcas, Michael E.
University of Georgia Press
2011. ISBN 9780820338354. $24.95

14) The Dolphin in the Mirror: Exploring Dolphin Minds and Saving Dolphin Lives
Reiss, Diana
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
2011. ISBN 9780547445724. $27

15) 21st Century Guidebook to Fungi
Moore, David
Cambridge University Press
2011. ISBN 9781107006768. $135

16) Evolution of Plant-Pollinator Relationships
Patiny, Sébastien
Cambridge University Press
2012. ISBN 9780521198929. $125

17) Chimpanzees of the Lakeshore: Natural History and Culture at Mahale
Nishida, Toshisada
Cambridge University Press
2012. ISBN 9781107015784. $125

18) In the Field, Among the Feathered: A History of Birders & Their Guides
Dunlap, Thomas R.
Oxford University Press
2011. ISBN 9780199734597. $34.95

19) Mycophilia: Revelations from the Weird World of Mushrooms
Bone, Eugenia
2011. ISBN 9781605294070. $25.99

20) Behavior of North American Mammals
Elbroch, Mark
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
2011. ISBN 9780618883455. $35

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Bette-Lee Fox (blfox@mediasourceinc.com) is Managing Editor, Library Journal.

Now in her 45th year with Library Journal, Bette-Lee also edits LJ's Video Reviews column, six times a year Romance column, and e-original Romance reviews, which post weekly as LJ Xpress Reviews. She received the Romance Writers of America (RWA) Vivian Stephens Industry Award in 2013 for having "contributed to the genre or to RWA in a significant and/or continuing manner"