The Tarantula Scientist-9780618915774

The Tarantula Scientist

by Nic Bishop and Sy Montgomery
$9.99
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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 (he’s never been bitten), as he explores the dense rainforest of French Guiana, knocking on the doors of tarantula burrows, trying to get a closer look at these incredible creatures. You’ll also visit the largest comparative spider laboratory in America—where close to five hundred live tarantulas sit in towers of stacked shoeboxes and plastic containers, waiting for their turn to dazzle and astound the scientists who study them.


  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780618915774
  • ISBN-10: 061891577X
  • Pages: 80
  • Publication Date: 10/01/2007
  • Carton Quantity: 42

About the book

A Sibert Honor Book

An ALA Notable Book

A John Burroughs Nature Book for Young Readers

A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year

A 2005 Outstanding Science Trade Book for K–12

A Kirkus Reviews Editor’s Choice List

 

* “Superb color photos abound in this spectacular series addition. . . . This is a vivid look at an enthusiastic scientist energetically and happily at work. . . . A treat, even for arachnophobes.”—School Library Journal, starred review

About the author
Nic Bishop

Nic Bishop, who holds a doctorate in the biological sciences, is the photographer of many acclaimed books for children. He lives in Auckland, New Zealand.Visit his website at: nicbishop.com  

Sy Montgomery

Researching films, articles, and 22 books, Sy Montgomery has hiked the Altai Mountains of Mongolia looking for snow leopards, tracked tree kangaroos in Papua New Guinea, and more. A National Book Award finalist, she has also been honored with a Sibert Medal, two Science Book and Film prizes from the National Association for the Advancement of Science, three honorary degrees, and many other awards. She lives in Hancock, New Hampshire. Visit her online at symontgomery.com and on Twitter @SyTheAuthor.