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Ford, Barbara

FORD, Barbara

FORD, Barbara. American, b. 1934. Genres: Children's fiction, Animals/Pets, Food and Wine. Career: American Museum of Natural History, writer, mid-1960s; freelance writer, New York City, 1970-; Institute of Children's Literature, instructor, 1988-. Publications: FOR CHILDREN: Can Invertebrates Learn?, 1972; How Birds Learn to Sing, 1975; Katydids: The Singing Insects, 1976; Animals That Use Tools, 1978; (with R.R. Keiper) The Island Ponies: An Environmental Study of Their Life on Assateague, 1979; Why Does a Turtle Live Longer Than a Dog? A Report on Animal Longevity, 1980; Black Bear: The Spirit of the Wilderness, 1981; Alligators, Raccoons, and Other Survivors: The Wildlife of the Future, 1981; The Elevator, 1982; (with D.C. Switzer) Underwater Dig: The Excavation of a Revolutionary War Privateer, 1982; Keeping Things Cool: The Story of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, 1986; Wildlife Rescue, 1987; Inventions That Changed Our Lives: The Automobile, 1987; St. Louis, 1989; Walt Disney: A Biography, 1989; The Eagles' Child, 1990; Howard Carter, 1995; Most Wonderful Movie in the World, 1996; Paul Revere, 1997. FOR ADULTS: Future Food: Alternate Protein for the Year 2000, 1978. Address: Pleasant Valley Rd, Mendham, NJ 07945, U.S.A.

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