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Post by alg1001 » December 26th, 2014, 7:46 pm

The Elements of Mammalogy by William Ruschenberger (1807 - 1895) .
The Elements of Mammalogy is one of seven in a Series of First Books of Natural History Prepared for the Use of Schools and Colleges. This succinct little textbook from 1845 presents an introduction to mammalogy. The information, albeit not current, is still interesting and of use as a general overview of mammal biology and classification. The author was a surgeon in the U.S. Navy and president of the Academy of Natural Sciences. (Summary by A. Gramour)
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Post by icequeen » December 27th, 2014, 6:43 pm

This looks highly interesting! Could I have section 12, The Ruminants?
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Post by Availle » December 28th, 2014, 1:53 am

Very cool - great find! :clap:

Could I read lesson 3 about man please? I think this will be the only secton where I can avoid butchering too many latin terms...

Do you want the topiclist at the beginning of the chapter (between the "Lesson III" and "Bimana" in this case) read as well?
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Post by alg1001 » December 28th, 2014, 5:43 am

Hi Ava,
Lesson 3 is yours. Yes, please read the topic list. As far as the Latin goes, butcher away. Pronunciation seems very variable to me.
This is the fourth of this set of seven text books to be recorded. I am hoping to eventually have them all in the catalog. Geology, Conchology, and Herpetology with Piscatology are left.
Thanks!
Amy :D

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Post by Availle » December 28th, 2014, 7:32 am

Lots of -ologies still left. Now I realize why the author's name seemed so familiar, but everytime I shied away from the Latin names. I know perfectly well how to pronounce them - in German, which is highly out of place in an English text. :roll:

Besides, I'm no genius when it comes to that language - when I read the title I thought: Wow, a whole book about breasts - and a serious one to boot! :lol:
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Post by icequeen » December 28th, 2014, 10:44 am

icequeen wrote:This looks highly interesting! Could I have section 12, The Ruminants?

Pretty please? (Just imagine sad, puppy-dog eyes!)
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Post by alg1001 » December 28th, 2014, 1:19 pm

Sure, Ann.
Thank you!
-Amy :D

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Post by alg1001 » December 28th, 2014, 1:23 pm

Availle wrote:
Besides, I'm no genius when it comes to that language - when I read the title I thought: Wow, a whole book about breasts - and a serious one to boot! :lol:
I bet there is one out there! If it was an oldie, it could be pretty interesting. I will have to search the archive. :lol:

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Post by laurencetrask » December 30th, 2014, 7:59 am

May I please start with section 1 and 2?


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Post by NateBrei » December 30th, 2014, 4:36 pm

Hello! I've always enjoyed reading old texts like this to see the perspectives of the day and the way they used the language when discussing science-related topics. I look forward to the Geology Text!

For now though, may I have sections 6 and 7 please? Thanks for the consideration!


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Post by alg1001 » January 1st, 2015, 6:54 am

laurencetrask wrote:May I please start with section 1 and 2?


Laurence Trask
Section 1 and 2 are yours.
Thank you, Laurence!
-Amy :)

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Post by alg1001 » January 1st, 2015, 6:56 am

NateBrei wrote:Hello! I've always enjoyed reading old texts like this to see the perspectives of the day and the way they used the language when discussing science-related topics. I look forward to the Geology Text!

For now though, may I have sections 6 and 7 please? Thanks for the consideration!


Nathan Breisath
Hi Nathan,
I do plan on launching the Geology text next so that is good. 6 and 7 are yours. Welcome to the project.
Thanks!
Amy :)

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Post by Mich_elle » January 1st, 2015, 1:47 pm

Could I take section 5, Insectivores?
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Post by alg1001 » January 1st, 2015, 2:43 pm

Hi Michele,
I was hoping you would contribute to this one too. I will sign you up for Section 5.
Thanks,
Amy

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Post by birdexcellently » January 3rd, 2015, 2:26 pm

I'd like to read section 15, please! Should I skip the (See Page #) notes?

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