Author and Photographer
of Nature Books for Children
Nic Bishop Animal Series
Scientist in the Field Series
Additional Children's Titles
Scientist in the Field Series
The Tapir Scientist
If you’ve never seen a lowland tapir, you’re not alone. Most of the people who live near tapir habitat in Brazil’s vast Pantanal (“the Everglades on steroids”) haven’t seen the elusive snorkel-snouted mammal, either. Sibert winners Sy Montgomery and Nic Bishop join a tapir-finding expedition led by the Brazilian field scientist Pati Medici. Click for more....
Since the year 1900, cheetah footprints quickly dwindled in African dirt as the species plummeted from more than 100,000 to fewer than 10,000. At the Cheetah Conservation Fund’s (CCF) African headquarters in Namibia, Laurie Marker and her team save these stunning, swift, and slender creatures from extinction. Click for more....
On remote Codfish Island off the southern coast of New Zealand live the last ninety-one kakapo parrots. These trusting and flightless birds—the largest and most unusual parrots on earth—have suffered devastating population loss. Now New Zealand’s National Kakapo Recovery Team is working to restore the kakapo population. Click for more.....
Saving the Ghost of the Mountain
An expedition among snow leopards in Mongolia. Sy Montgomery and the photographer Nic Bishop invite readers on a trek to the cold, rocky ridges of Mongolia as they search for the elusive snow leopard with a team of conservation scientists. Click for more....
The Mysterious Universe
Follow Dr. Alex Fillippenko and his High-Z Supernova Search Team to Mauna Kea volcano in Hawaii, where they will study space phenomena and look for supernovae, dying stars that explode with the power of billions of hydrogen bombs. Click for more....
Quest for the Tree Kangaroo
It looks like a bear, but isn’t one. It climbs trees as easily as a monkey— but isn’t a monkey, either. It has a belly pocket like a kangaroo, but what’s a kangaroo doing up a tree? Meet the amazing Matschie’s tree kangaroo, in the ancient trees of Papua New Guinea’s cloud forest. And meet the amazing scientists who track these elusive animals. Click for more....
The Tarantula Scientist
Yellow blood, silk of steel, skeletons on the outside! These amazing attributes don’t belong to comic book characters or alien life forms, but to Earth’s biggest and hairiest spiders: tarantulas. Here you are invited to follow Sam Marshall, spider scientist extraordinaire, as he explores the dense rainforest of French Guiana. Click for more....
Looking for Life In the Universe
Twice a year, Jill and her team travel to the mountains of Puerto Rico where they use the world’s largest radio telescope to examine nearby stars. They search the sky, listening for radio signals that, if found and verified, would provide strong evidence that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe.
Digging for Bird Dinosaurs
In recent years, paleontologists have turned up increasing evidence that ancestors of one group of dinosaurs still fly among us: birds. Join Cathy Forster, one of the few female paleontologists working today, on an expedition to Madagascar in search of clues to the mystery of bird evolution. Click for more....
The Snake Scientist
Dr. Robert Mason has been studying a mysterious phenomenon for over fifteen years: the reemergence of tens of thousands of red-sided garter snakes - the world’s largest concentration of snakes - after a winter spent in a state of suspended animation in subterranean caverns. Click for more....
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