Best Sellers: Biology, December 13, 2012

January 2012 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

1) The Epigenetics Revolution: How Modern Biology Is Rewriting Our Understanding of Genetics, Disease, and Inheritance
Carey, Nessa
Columbia University Press
2012. ISBN 9780231161169. $26.95

2) American Genesis: The Antievolution Controversies from Scopes to Creation Science
Moran, Jeffrey P.
Oxford University Press
2012. ISBN 9780195183498. $29.95

3) The Optics of Life: A Biologist’s Guide to Light in Nature
Johnsen, Sönke
Princeton University Press
2012. ISBN 9780691139906. $99.50

4) Cells to Civilizations: The Principles of Change That Shape Life
Coen, Enrico
Princeton University Press
2012. ISBN 9780691149677. $29.95

5) The Cell: A Very Short Introduction
Allen, Terence
Oxford University Press
2011. ISBN 9780199578757. $11.95

6) Darwin’s Ghosts: The Secret History of Evolution
Stott, Rebecca
Spiegel & Grau
2012. ISBN 9781400069378. $27

7) On a Farther Shore: The Life and Legacy of Rachel Carson
Souder, William
Crown Publishing Group
2012. ISBN 9780307462206. $30

8) Trees of Life: A Visual History of Evolution
Pietsch, Theodore W.
Johns Hopkins University Press
2012. ISBN 9781421404790. $69.95

9) Stem Cells: A Very Short Introduction
Slack, Jonathan
Oxford University Press
2012. ISBN 9780199603381. $11.95

10) The Great Animal Orchestra: Finding the Origins of Music in the Worlds Wild Places
Krause, Bernie
Little, Brown
2012. ISBN 9780316086875. $26.99

11) Food Webs
McCann, Kevin S.
Princeton University Press
2012. ISBN 9780691134178. $99.50

12) Transhumanist Dreams and Dystopian Nightmares: The Promise and Peril of Genetic Engineering
Mehlman, Maxwell J.
Johns Hopkins University Press
2012. ISBN 9781421406695. $29.95

13) The Life of Super-Earths: How the Hunt for Alien Worlds and Artificial Cells Will Revolutionize Our Planet
Sasselov, Dimitar
Basic Books
2012. ISBN 9780465021932. $25.99

14) The Biology of Disturbed Habitats
Walker, Lawrence R.
Oxford University Press
2012. ISBN 9780199575299. $117

15) Life Everlasting: The Animal Way of Death
Heinrich, Bernd
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
2012. ISBN 9780547752662. $25

16) The Violinist’s Thumb: And Other Lost Tales of Love, War, and Genius, As Written by Our Genetic Code
Kean, Sam
Little, Brown
2012. ISBN 9780316182317. $25.99

17) Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History
Williams, Florence
W.W. Norton
2012. ISBN 9780393063189. $25.95

18) Wild Hope: On the Front Lines of Conservation Success
Balmford, Andrew
University of Chicago Press
2012. ISBN 9780226035970. $26

19) Roots of Ecology: Antiquity to Haeckel
Egerton, Frank N.
University of California Press
2012. ISBN 9780520271746. $75

20) Evolution and Belief: Confessions of a Religious Paleontologist
Asher, Robert J.
Cambridge University Press
2012. ISBN 9780521193832. $24.99

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Now in her 46th 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"