[COMP] Little Journeys to Homes of Great Scientists - ava

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Post by Availle » June 29th, 2014, 4:06 am

Little Journeys to the Homes of Great Scientists by Elbert Hubbard (1856 - 1915).

This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page:
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Elbert Hubbard describes the homes of authors, poets, social reformers and other prestigious people, reflecting on how their surroundings may have influenced them. These short essays are part biography and part pontification of Hubbard's opinion of the subject and their oeuvre.

In this volume he reflects on the lives of well known scientists. Included are Sir Isaac Newton, Galileo Galilei, Nicolaus Copernicus, Alexander von Humboldt, William Herschel, Charles Darwin, Ernst Haeckel, Carl Linnaeus, Thomas H. Huxley, John Tyndall, Alfred R. Wallace, and John Fiske. This is Volume 12 in a series of 14 books. ( Lucy Perry and Availle.)
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Post by Availle » June 29th, 2014, 4:11 am

Lucy has done the first two volumes of this series, and they are now complete. As she did not want to continue at this point, I jumped on the opportunity to bring more science into the catalog. :mrgreen: Or at least, more about scientists...

Pick your favourite! :D

DPL wanted!
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Post by craigdav1 » June 29th, 2014, 7:17 pm

Would enjoy being the dpl on this book.
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Post by Availle » June 29th, 2014, 10:56 pm

And I would very much enjoy having you, thanks Dave! :9:
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Post by Rainbow » July 4th, 2014, 1:35 pm

Putting in a request for sections 1-4 (Newton & Galileo).

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Post by Availle » July 4th, 2014, 4:15 pm

All yours, thank you Robin! :clap:

Have fun!
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Post by 2peltons » July 5th, 2014, 5:44 pm

May I claim Darwin sections 11 and 12

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Post by Availle » July 5th, 2014, 10:06 pm

Yes you may - thanks a lot Mike!

As quickly as this goes, I should start looking for images for the cover... :lol:
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Post by 2peltons » July 12th, 2014, 5:21 pm


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Post by Availle » July 12th, 2014, 6:53 pm

Thanks Mike - MW updated!
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Post by craigdav1 » July 12th, 2014, 9:00 pm

11 PL OK.

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Post by 2peltons » July 13th, 2014, 3:51 pm


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Post by Availle » July 13th, 2014, 3:53 pm

Cool, thanks Mike! 8-)
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Post by craigdav1 » July 13th, 2014, 7:42 pm

12 PL OK. Nice reads.

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Post by Availle » July 13th, 2014, 8:18 pm

Our DPL is a machine... :shock:

Thanks a lot for your quick PLing! :clap:
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