Nic Bishop by Nic Bishop
Lizards (Booklist Editor's Choice. Books for Youth (Awards))

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Another fascinating close-up look at the wonders of the natural world from Sibert Honor photographer Nic Bishop.

With breathtaking full-page images, including a double-gatefold spread, Sibert-Honor photographer Nic Bishop introduces the beauty and diversity of lizards.The simple, engaging text presents both basic information and fun, quirky facts about the appearance, habits, and life cycle of these amazing reptiles. An index and glossary are included.
 

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Nic Bishop is the author and photographer of many award-winning books for children, including Red-Eyed Tree Frog; Chameleon, Chameleon; and Forest Explorer. He has a doctorate in biological sciences and a passionate interest in many of the smaller animals on our planet. Originally from New Zealand, Nic lives in Michigan. Visit him at www.nicbishop.com.
 
Published October 1, 2010 by Scholastic Nonfiction. 48 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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The writer and photographer of this exemplary description of science field work accompanied researcher Lisa Dabek on an expedition high in New Guinea’s mountains to study tree kangaroos and promote the conservation of this elusive and endangered species.

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The author and photographer accompanied him on an expedition to Mongolia, and they put themselves right into the narrative, introducing the other members of the group and describing their relationships with local herders, the exhausting hikes, the excitement of scat discoveries (“As if he’s savor...

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Sam Marshall loved animals, but disliked school—until a college research project on tarantulas made him realize that science is a process, not a set of answers.

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In a lush companion to Red-Eyed Tree Frog (1999), a brilliant blue-and-green panther chameleon runs out of food in his tree and descends to the forest floor in search of a more populated hunting ground.

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“Strange as it may seem, 96 percent of the universe seems to be made of two ingredients that no one understands.” This shining addition to the Scientists in the Field series focuses on astronomer Alex Filippenko, part of a team researching dark energy and dark matter in the universe.

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Continuing a splendid series of photo-essays, Bishop introduces lizards from around the world: their habitats, egg-laying and lack of child-rearing, their specialized bodies and behaviors, their feeding and courtship.

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Readers of this photographic essay join paleontologist Cathy Forster and a team of scientists hunting for bird-dinosaur fossils on the island of Madagascar, off the coast of Africa.

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Under the careful supervision of forest rangers and volunteers on an island off the New Zealand coast, the nearly extinct, flightless Kakapo parrot is the object of an intensive rescue effort described by this experienced writer-photographer team.

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Gliding frogs, glass frogs, growling grass frogs—who knew there were so many frogs in the world?

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Nic Bishop's latest book also presents stunning photos of slithering lizards, sprinting lizards, sand-swimming lizards and some sunbathing lizards that look as blissed-out as any human sun-worshipper.

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Chicago Tribune

He explains, for example, how small a dwarf gecko from the Caribbean is by writing that it's "so tiny that it can get caught in spiderwebs.

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Project MUSE

Summer can seem a long time away during the colder portions of the year, and summer books can hold a special promise and poignancy in the long run-up until the months of freedom.

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Fans of the furry, rejoice: Nic Bishop ( Nic Bishop Spiders, BCCB 10/07;

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You'd think the continued excellence of the Nic Bishop photoessay series ( Nic Bishop Butterflies and Moths, BCCB 5/09, etc.) would have made it hard for new entries to impress, but this one...

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You'd think the continued excellence of the Nic Bishop photoessay series ( Nic Bishop Butterflies and Moths, BCCB 5/09, etc.) would have made it hard for new entries to impress, but this one...

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Project MUSE

As in previous titles in this sequence ( Nic Bishop Frogs, BCCB 3/08), the book combines arresting photographs with explanatory prose rich in fascinating detail ("One feeds...

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Youth Services Book Review

For instance, the photo of the “snake head” caterpillar took over 4 years to complete because that Costa Rican caterpillar was so rare.

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Provo Library Children's Book Review: Marsupials by Nic Bishop

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