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Post by Sienna » May 23rd, 2015, 7:02 pm

The Science -History of the Universe, Volume 1 by Francis Rolt-Wheeler (1876 - 1960).

This project is now complete. All files can be found on the catalog page:
https://librivox.org/the-science-history-of-the-universe-vol-1-by-francis-rolt-wheeler/


Volunteers outside the USA Francis Rolt-Wheeler died in 1960 and Waldemar Kaempffert died in 1956. Their work is still protected by copyright in places, like Europe, where copyright is author's death plus 70 years, and Australia (author's death plus 70 years for authors who died after 1954).
Multi-volume work on science edited by Francis Rolt-Wheeler. The first volume is on Astronomy written by Waldemar Kaempffert. This book briefly discusses the evolution of astronomical beliefs and the development of instruments and progress of methods in the science. It explains, further, the different astronomical laws, theories, phenomena and objects, as well as the history of these discoveries. ( Sienna)
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Last edited by Sienna on May 24th, 2015, 6:51 pm, edited 6 times in total.

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Post by Availle » May 23rd, 2015, 7:08 pm

Seems okay. I'll MC this.

Personal pet peeve: Could you write a summary that's a bit more elaborate please? :mrgreen: no need to rush, you have time until cataloging.

Edit: MW is up. I'll wait for you to finish it before I claim half of the book... :mrgreen:
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Post by Sienna » May 23rd, 2015, 7:29 pm

I'll add 3 more words before cataloging, I promise. :wink:

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Post by Availle » May 23rd, 2015, 7:41 pm

Oh, something else: From the intro/outro, I would leave out Mr. Kaempffert and only say "Astronomy". It's not a big deal for this volume, but the others seem to have several contributors. You may want to be consistent (you see, now I'm expecting you to BC all the others too... :wink:)
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Post by Sienna » May 23rd, 2015, 8:51 pm

Okay, no problem!
I wouldn't mind BCing all of them! :twisted:

MW all done!

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Post by DivMS » May 23rd, 2015, 11:29 pm

What an interesting project! :D
May I volunteer as DPL?
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Post by Availle » May 24th, 2015, 4:29 am

I have added the non-PD warning for readers outside the US.

Now that we do have a Magic Window, I would like to read chapters 1,2,3 and 25 please. 8-)
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Post by Sienna » May 24th, 2015, 12:02 pm

DivMS wrote:What an interesting project! :D
May I volunteer as DPL?
It's yours DivMS!

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Post by Sienna » May 24th, 2015, 12:05 pm

Availle wrote:I have added the non-PD warning for readers outside the US.

Now that we do have a Magic Window, I would like to read chapters 1,2,3 and 25 please. 8-)
Assigned!
Could you also please assign DivMS as the DPL?
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Post by silverquill » May 24th, 2015, 1:08 pm

Oh, my!

Good thing someone else stepped up to be DPL, because this is too hard to resist, and I really have a plate full of DPL projects. So, may I read the Introduction and the final two chapters? I feel like Ava, but this will get me started!
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Post by Sienna » May 24th, 2015, 1:55 pm

silverquill wrote:Oh, my!

Good thing someone else stepped up to be DPL, because this is too hard to resist, and I really have a plate full of DPL projects. So, may I read the Introduction and the final two chapters? I feel like Ava, but this will get me started!
All yours!

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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » May 24th, 2015, 2:16 pm

May I read chapters 3 and 4?
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Post by Sienna » May 24th, 2015, 3:19 pm

MaryAnnSpiegel wrote:May I read chapters 3 and 4?
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Post by Availle » May 24th, 2015, 4:50 pm

Availle wrote:I have added the non-PD warning for readers outside the US.

Now that we do have a Magic Window, I would like to read chapters 1,2,3 and 25 please. 8-)
Just looking at the MW, I'm afraid you got me wrong here.

I wanted to read CHAPTERS 1,2,3 and 25, not the sections... I'm not interested in section 17 at all... :?
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Post by Sienna » May 24th, 2015, 5:44 pm

Availle wrote: Just looking at the MW, I'm afraid you got me wrong here.

I wanted to read CHAPTERS 1,2,3 and 25, not the sections... I'm not interested in section 17 at all... :?
:shock: SORRY! And I gave those sections away, too. :( I'll remove you from section 17.
Let me check with MaryAnnSpiegel and silverquill to make sure they haven't recorded anything yet.

Edit: Okay, all sorted out! Whew!

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