Neil Ardley


Born
in Wallington, The United Kingdom
May 26, 1937

Died
February 23, 2004

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Ardley joined the editorial staff of the World Book Encyclopedia in 1962, when the London branch of the American publisher was producing an international edition. This took four years, during which time he developed the skill of editing and writing introductory material for the young. After a brief period working for Hamlyn, he became a freelance editor in 1968 (which enabled him to continue with his musical career), and then in the 1970s moved into writing introductory books, mostly for children, on natural history (especially birds), science and technology, and music, such as What Is It?.

Just as his composing and performance had been moved forward by the introduction and development of technology, so too with his publishing career as
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101 Great Science Experiments

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Facts & Fallacies

3.73 avg rating — 49 ratings — published 1988 — 6 editions
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Music

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Ultimate Visual Dictionary ...

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One Little Duck Went Swimmi...

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The Science Book of Sound

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Future War and Weapons

4.33 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 1981 — 2 editions
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A Young Person's Guide To M...

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Dictionary of Science

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