Best Sellers: Botany–Zoology, March 14, 2013

May 2012 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

1) Nature’s Compass: The Mystery of Animal Navigation
Gould, James L.
Princeton University Press
2012. ISBN 9780691140452. $29.95

2) Return To the Sea: The Life and Evolutionary Times of Marine Mammals
Berta, Annalisa
University of California Press
2012. ISBN 9780520270572. $44.95

3) Secret Lives of Ants
Choe, Jae C.
Johns Hopkins University
2012. ISBN 9781421404288. $34.95

4) The Life of a Leaf
Vogel, Steven
University of Chicago Press
2012. ISBN 9780226859392. $35

5) Physiological Adaptations for Breeding in Birds
Williams, Tony D.
Princeton University Press
2012. ISBN 9780691139821. $69.50

6) Bird Sense: What It’s Like To Be a Bird
Birkhead, Tim
Walker & Company
2012. ISBN 9780802779663. $25

7) Earth Before the Dinosaurs
Steyer, Sébastien
Indiana University Press
2012. ISBN 9780253223807. $35

8) What a Plant Knows: A Field Guide to the Senses
Chamovitz, Daniel
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2012. ISBN 9780374288730. $23

9) Zooland: The Institution of Captivity
Braverman, Irus
Stanford University
2013. ISBN 9780804783576. $85

10) Host Manipulation by Parasites
Hughes, David P.
Oxford University Press
2012. ISBN 9780199642236. $117

11) Gifts of the Crow: How Perception, Emotion, and Thought Allow Smart Birds To Behave Like Humans
Marzluff, John
Free Press: Simon & Schuster
2012. ISBN 9781439198735. $25

12) Placing Animals: An Introduction to the Geography of Human-Animal Relations
Urbanik, Julie
Rowman & Littlefield
2012. ISBN 9781442211841. $85

13) Plants: A Very Short Introduction
Walker, Timothy
Oxford University Press
2012. ISBN 9780199584062. $11.95

14) Visible Empire: Botanical Expeditions & Visual Culture in the Hispanic Enlightenment
Bleichmar, Daniela
University of Chicago Press
2011. ISBN 9780226058535. $55

15) Walking Sideways: The Remarkable World of Crabs
Weis, Judith S.
Comstock Cornell
2012. ISBN 9780801450501. $29.95

16) Experiencing Animal Minds: An Anthology of Animal-Human Encounters
Smith, Julie A.
Columbia University Press
2012. ISBN 9780231161503. $105

17) Wild Cultures: A Comparison Between Chimpanzee and Human Cultures
Boesch, Christophe
Cambridge University Press
2012. ISBN 9781107025370. $95

18) What the Robin Knows: How Birds Reveal the Secrets of the Natural World
Young, Jon
Houghton Mifflin
2012. ISBN 9780547451251. $22

19) Without Offending Humans: A Critique of Animal Rights
De Fontenay, Élisabeth
University of Minnesota Press
2012. ISBN 9780816676040. $60

20) Chasing Doctor Dolittle: Learning the Language of Animals
Slobodchikoff, Con
St. Martin’s
2012. ISBN 9780312611798. $25.99

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