Nic Bishop Snakes
". . . Herpetologists in training, look no further." Publishers Weekly, Starred Review
"Bishop's brilliantly photographed book will appeal to shake fans and casual browsers.” School Library Journal, Starred Review
"Bishop returns with his always amazing photographs . . .” Horn Book Magazine, Starred Review
“. . . magnificent and often startling . . ." New York Times
Text and Photographs by Nic Bishop
Scholastic ISBN 978-0-545-20638-9
Awards & Honors
2013 National Science Teachers Association Outstanding Science Trade Book for Students
2013 National Council of Teachers of English Notable Book
2014 William C. Towner Student Award
2015 Monarch Award nominee
click here to learn more about how I created the photographs for Nic Bishop Snakes
click here to read about my encounters with snakes while working on various books.
click here for more about How I Research My Books
The following books are some that were helpful in my research. Most are academic and may require interloan from a University library. None are written for children.
Harry W. Greene. 1997. Snakes - The Evolution Of Mystery In Nature. University of California Press. Beautiful and informative. Still the best.
John C. Murphy. 2010. Secrets of the Snake Charmer. iUniverse.
George R Zug and Carl H. Ernst. 2004. Snakes in Question. The Smithsonian Answer Book. Smithsonian Books
Mark O'Shea. 2011. Venomous Snakes of the World. Princeton University Books
Many scientific papers and journals in the primary literature were also consulted.
Text and Images - Copyright Nic Bishop