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Post by LibriFoxy » July 25th, 2015, 9:09 am

John, thanks so much for your reading! MW updated. Jo, I just noted that there are still 20 sections; is it possible to place the DNA reading as 21? Thanks a ton!!
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Post by knotyouraveragejo » July 25th, 2015, 12:25 pm

Just use the add section button to add a new section, then click and drag it to where you want it in the table.
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Post by LibriFoxy » July 26th, 2015, 4:01 pm

ah, perfect! Thanks! MW updated.
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Post by silverquill » July 27th, 2015, 3:03 am

jvanstan wrote:Hello! I'm quite fond of trees and found an old text on forestry:
The School Book of Forestry, http://www.gutenberg.org/files/11587/11587-h/11587-h.htm

The author is Charles Lathrop Pack and the title of the chapter I chose is "How Trees Grow and Multiply"

Here's the file link (11:09): https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/coffeebreak011_howtreesgrow_pack_128kb.mp3

Thanks much :)
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Perfectly read, but it is just a bit to high in volume at 93.0 dB. The LibriVox target is 89dB with a window of a few dB either side.

So, if you could bring it down a couple and upload it again (same file name) and post a note here, we'll be good to go!

Thanks so much for contributing to this project, John!

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » August 1st, 2015, 12:25 am

Here's a thought for a future coffee break collection.

How about one themed around the four classical elemental spheres of "earth, water, air, and fire"? (If you want to be really classy, "terra, aqua, aer, and ignis".)

You could even have four successive collections, one on each separate theme, though that might be monopolising the collection thematically for an over-long period.

Anyway, I think there's plenty of scope within each of those four themes. Just to pick one at random ... "air" ... that could feature the subjects of:

Mining
The Wright Brothers
Diving
LOX (liquid oxygen, not the brined salmon. Save that for the water collection.)
Meteorology
and so on
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Post by carteki » August 1st, 2015, 8:58 am

Another possible source ... Story Book of Science. Somewhat interesting as its a French translation and therefore the inventors are not the people we learnt at school as it is focused on french scientists. Text http://www.mainlesson.com/display.php?author=fabre&book=science&story=_contents
Librivox recording of the book: https://librivox.org/the-story-book-of-science-by-jean-henri-fabre/

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Post by jvanstan » August 1st, 2015, 3:45 pm

Thanks for the proof-listen! I've lowered the volume 3 db and the new file is now uploaded :)

Best,
John

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jvanstan wrote:Hello! I'm quite fond of trees and found an old text on forestry:
The School Book of Forestry, http://www.gutenberg.org/files/11587/11587-h/11587-h.htm

The author is Charles Lathrop Pack and the title of the chapter I chose is "How Trees Grow and Multiply"

Here's the file link (11:09): https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/coffeebreak011_howtreesgrow_pack_128kb.mp3

Thanks much :)
John
Perfectly read, but it is just a bit to high in volume at 93.0 dB. The LibriVox target is 89dB with a window of a few dB either side.

So, if you could bring it down a couple and upload it again (same file name) and post a note here, we'll be good to go!

Thanks so much for contributing to this project, John!

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Post by Mr5th » August 18th, 2015, 1:45 pm

Hello,

I'm starting to record more books and the first one I chose was "Darwin Verified" from Darwinism and Other Essays by John Fiske. It's an 1867 essay about Darwin and the arguments for the Theory of Evolution by Natural Selection from the time period just 15 years after its first appearance. It's wonderfully evocative and contains many arguments still made today

The recording will come in at just over 45 minutes, and I'm curious if anyone can suggest a collaborative group to put it in. It's way too long for here.

I'd love to do more history of science stuff. Some stuff has changed a lot, but many of the great discoveries haven't.

Thanks for the help, and if people have recommendations for other science works please let me know.

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » August 18th, 2015, 5:44 pm

Your 45+ min recording of "Darwin Verified" would be perfect for the Short Nonfiction Collection. Here is a link to the current collection

viewtopic.php?f=19&t=57300

There are a number of science collaborative projects in Readers Wanted. Perhaps a chapter in one of these might interest you.

viewtopic.php?f=28&t=57196 The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals by Charles Darwin

viewtopic.php?f=28&t=55798 The History of Chemistry by Thomas Thomson

viewtopic.php?f=28&t=57637 The Science - History of the Universe, Volume II, Geology
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Post by heeheekitty » August 31st, 2015, 10:42 am

Hi! I found a little ornithological piece for the collection:

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/coffeebreak011_giganticmoa_chambers_128kb.mp3 (11:31)

• link to the text source: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/49741/49741-h/49741-h.htm#THE_GIGANTIC_MOA_BIRD
• author name: various authors
• title of the story: The Gigantic Moa Bird
• title of the collection or anthology: Chambers's Journal of Popular Literature, Science, and Art
• duration: 11:31
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Post by SonOfTheExiles » September 24th, 2015, 2:20 am

Looks like we need a few more submissions to round the collection out to twenty. How about the Organic Synthesis (1922) of p-dimethylaminobenzaldehyde ? https://archive.org/stream/organicsynthese00freegoog#page/n30/mode/2up

(Astute Librivoxers will note the crossover from the current Insomnia Collection #3.)

Re the chemical equations that head the section, they won't really read well, so how about starting at "1. Procedure" through to the end of "3. Other Methods of Preparation", not including those pesky reference footnotes at the end?


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Post by silverquill » September 24th, 2015, 7:20 am

heeheekitty wrote:Hi! I found a little ornithological piece for the collection:

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/coffeebreak011_giganticmoa_chambers_128kb.mp3 (11:31)

• link to the text source: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/49741/49741-h/49741-h.htm#THE_GIGANTIC_MOA_BIRD
• author name: various authors
• title of the story: The Gigantic Moa Bird
• title of the collection or anthology: Chambers's Journal of Popular Literature, Science, and Art
• duration: 11:31
This has not been reviewed and put in the MW yet, but I was so curious that I listened to it anyway, and I will mark it PL OK! Great find :clap:

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Post by SonOfTheExiles » September 25th, 2015, 6:56 pm

p-dimethylaminobenzaldehyde from "Organic Syntheses" (1922), by Various Contributers
https://archive.org/stream/organicsynthese00freegoog#page/n30/mode/2up
11:07
https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/coffeebreak011_p-dimethylaminobenzaldehyde_various_128kb.mp3

(Please note that the initial "p-" of "p-dimethylaminobenzaldehyde" is, by convention, written as lower case, even in a heading. If it can be italicised too, so much the better.


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Post by SonOfTheExiles » September 30th, 2015, 1:45 am

Would you consider a scientific theory that, while now proved bogus, was once considered respectable?

I refer to the Martian canals, and the idea of reading something from Percival Lowell's "Mars and Its Canals" (1911).

https://archive.org/stream/marsanditscanals033323mbp#page/n413/mode/2up


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Post by SonOfTheExiles » October 4th, 2015, 12:28 am

The Martian Canals reading will use up my third slot, but ...

I wonder whether anyone would be inclined to read something from the "Prince of Mathematicians" Karl Friedrich Gauss?

https://archive.org/stream/theorymotionhea00gausgoog#page/n4/mode/2up
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