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Sienna
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Post by Sienna » March 14th, 2015, 2:56 am

The History of Chemistry by Thomas Thomson (1773 - 1852).

This project is now complete. All files can be found on the catalog page:
https://librivox.org/the-history-of-chemistry-by-thomas-thomson/


Origin and progress of chemistry, from its beginnings in alchemy into the early 19th century including history and characters of important contributors to the science.
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    4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!):
      VOLUME 1 - https://archive.org/details/historyofchemist01unse
      VOLUME 2 - https://archive.org/details/historyofchemist02unse
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Last edited by Sienna on March 16th, 2015, 11:30 pm, edited 6 times in total.

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Post by Sienna » March 14th, 2015, 2:59 am

Chapter numbers in the second volume of the book are incorrect. Please follow the chapters as listed in the magic window.

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Post by Availle » March 14th, 2015, 5:31 am

Haven't MC'ed a decent science project in a while... Oh well, I've just cleared out two other projects, so I have time and space :wink:

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Post by Availle » March 14th, 2015, 5:37 am

Okay, that's it for now, everything looks good.

We'll need a summary before cataloging, but you know that :wink:

It might be a good idea to add the note about the section numbers above the magic window - when I read, I only check the first post, I guess other people might do so too...

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Post by Digs » March 14th, 2015, 6:30 am

MW is completely blank. :?:
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Post by Sienna » March 14th, 2015, 1:55 pm

Still working on updating the MW with the sections.

I also do not know an easy and accurate way of doing a word count on an epub or pdf, so I will leave that info out.

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Post by Sienna » March 14th, 2015, 6:19 pm

Okay, MW completed!!

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Post by janbbeck » March 14th, 2015, 6:40 pm

I would like to be DPL, please.

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Post by Availle » March 14th, 2015, 6:53 pm

DPL added.
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Post by Sienna » March 15th, 2015, 12:04 pm

janbbeck wrote:I would like to be DPL, please.
Thank you, janbbeck!!!

I am claiming Section 00 to start.

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Post by Availle » March 16th, 2015, 3:47 am

Okay, with that all in place, we'll move to "Readers wanted".

Sienna, if you're reading anyway, you could check how long it takes you for reading one page and then give an estimate of the (finished) recording time for the other sections. It's not a word count, but it might help to see something like "might take about 40 minutes".

Something similar has been done in the National Geographic Books, it says somewhere "experience shows that 10 pages of this book will be around 30 minutes of finished recording".
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Post by Digs » March 16th, 2015, 7:32 pm

Great to see this coming together so quickly.

In the hope that an e-version of this work could be created concurrently, I posted it to the "Books I'd like to see in PG" forum (PG = Project Gutenberg). Not only did this generate interest from a potential project manager (PM), but this wonderful person also gave us links to much better scans of the books:

Vol 1: https://archive.org/details/historyofchemist01unse
Vol 2: https://archive.org/details/historyofchemist02unse

If you look at the downloadable pdf file of the link from which we're to read, you'll see that, although the scans appear to be complete in the online version, in the downloaded pdf many pages (look at the pdf file's pages 204-240, the problem is usually on the even numbered page) are vertically chopped off along one margin, to the point of illegibility. In contrast, the pdf files of the above links are complete. I, for one, would prefer to read from a complete page....

Dorothy.
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Post by Sienna » March 16th, 2015, 11:31 pm

Thanks Dorothy!

I changed the source to the links you provided.

MW updated with approximate word counts.

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Post by Availle » March 17th, 2015, 5:03 am

3642 is "approximate" these days? :lol:

What was the first book link you had - it had both volumes included in one? It might be preferrable to link to on the catalog page after all, that's why I'm asking. And if it's only the pdf version that is scrambled... (I usually read from the online version provided, no need to download the whole tome if I only read chapter 3 or so) I can add two text links also though.
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Post by Sienna » March 17th, 2015, 8:28 am

Inaccurate then. :wink:

Here is the link to the book with the 2 volumes: https://archive.org/details/historychemistr01thomgoog

In the link above and also in the google book link, there were plenty of unreadable pages (at least, not the same pages for archive and google book, so you can use the other if one is unreadable). The ones provided by Dorothy seem to be better. It also doesn't contain the chapter numbering errors in volume 2.

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