Nic Bishop Spiders by Nic Bishop
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Nic Bishop's signature up-close, stop-action photographs show spiders larger than life.

For the first to third grade set, spiders are fascinating and suitably gruesome, especially when looked at in EXTREME close-up. Amazing images show the beauty and otherworldliness of spiders. Simple, engaging text conveys basic information about spiders as well as cool and quirky facts. One stop-action montage shows a spider leaping twenty times its body length!
 

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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; NIC BISHOP SPIDERS; and most recently, NIC BISHOP LIZARDS. 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 online at www.nicbishop.com.
 
Published September 1, 2007 by Scholastic Nonfiction. 48 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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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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Awesome double-paged photographs of temperate forest creatures and detailed observations by an experienced naturalist will make this title a hit with nature lovers and a worthy companion to the author’s Backyard Detective: Critters Up Close (2002).

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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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Bishop also introduces issues that still puzzle scientists and describes the equipment involved-- computers, wind tunnels, X-ray photography, and high-speed photography--in the search for answers.

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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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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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“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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The talented photo-illustrator (Digging for Bird Dinosaurs, 2000, etc.) examines 125 backyard creatures, mostly insects, photographed life-sized and described in a detailed text.

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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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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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Striking close-up and highly magnified photos of a wide variety of spiders are the heart of this fascinating and versatile introduction to the order.

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Striking close-up and highly magnified photos of a wide variety of spiders are the heart of this fascinating and versatile introduction to the order.

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