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Post Posted:: March 12th, 2016, 1:29 pm 
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Elements of Geology by William Ruschenberger (1807 - 1895).


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The Elements of Geology is one in a Series of First Books of Natural History Prepared for the Use of Schools and Colleges. This succinct little textbook from 1846 presents an introduction to geology. The information, albeit not current, is still interesting and of use as a general overview of the subject as well as interesting look into the period. Please note that some of the information has changed considerably since this time. The author was a surgeon in the U.S. Navy and president of the Academy of Natural Sciences. ( Amy Gramour)


This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/the-elements-of-geology-by-william-ruschenberger/

    MC: alg1001
    BC: alg1001
    DPL: afutterer

    1. How to claim a part, and "how it all works" here To find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are "up for grabs." Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you would like to read (include the section number from the left-most column in the reader list, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
    2. New to recording? Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
    3. Is there a deadline? We ask that you submit your recorded sections within 1-2 months of placing your claim. Please note that to be fair to the readers who have completed their sections in a timely way, if you haven't submitted your recording(s) after two months, your sections will automatically be re-opened for other readers to claim, unless you post in this thread to request an extension. Extensions will be granted at the discretion of the Book Coordinator. If you cannot do your section, for whatever reason, just let me know and it'll go back to the pool. There's no shame in this; we're all volunteers and things happen.Please do not sign up for more sections than you can complete within the two month deadline.
    4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/elementsofgeolog00ruscrich
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    6. BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430

      Set your recording software to:
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      Please DO NOT READ the Questions, the Explanations of the Figures, or the Charts. It is not necessary to read the numbers he assigns each of the points in the lesson.

    7. DURING recording:
      No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
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      • "Lesson [number] (Part number) of Elements of Geology. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
      • If you wish, say: "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
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      • When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread.
      • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.


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Post Posted:: March 12th, 2016, 5:20 pm 
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I saw that title and thought I'd better come here and tell you that we have that book already in the catalog. And then I checked said catalog and found out that the title matches but the author does not. :oops:

In that case of course, I'll have to say something else. What about:

Could I read section 8 on earthquakes please? :D

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Post Posted:: March 12th, 2016, 5:32 pm 
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That would be great.
Thanks, Ava! :)

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Post Posted:: March 24th, 2016, 11:23 am 

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Sounds great! Can I DPL?

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Post Posted:: March 24th, 2016, 6:40 pm 
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That would be great, Anthony. Welcome aboard! :D

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Post Posted:: March 24th, 2016, 9:42 pm 

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Thanks. Glad to be part of it.

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Post Posted:: March 27th, 2016, 2:23 pm 

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YEA, I love this guy, he's so clearcut with his information!
Amy, since I last worked on one of these I went into Luddite hibernation due to computer problems, but as you said it didn't last. Now I'm on Linux and there is a learning curve but I've managed to do two other readings okay and feel safe. My only issue is that I don't seem able to access anything to do with gain or recording volume. So I might upload and be told to reduce or amplify it a bit. If that is okay, I would like to do some of these, I'll take chapter one if no one else wants it, it looks soooo easy, compared to the days of Elements of Botany when I couldn't even pronounce English words after working around all the Latin, etc.

If anyone uses Audacity on a Linux and would like to offer some help, please pm me or tell me here.

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My first project as a reader - can I take a crack at Lesson I for starters? If my voice is up to snuff, I'd love to tackle several more sections.


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Post Posted:: April 19th, 2016, 3:50 pm 
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Mich_elle wrote:
YEA, I love this guy, he's so clearcut with his information!
Amy, since I last worked on one of these I went into Luddite hibernation due to computer problems, but as you said it didn't last. Now I'm on Linux and there is a learning curve but I've managed to do two other readings okay and feel safe. My only issue is that I don't seem able to access anything to do with gain or recording volume. So I might upload and be told to reduce or amplify it a bit. If that is okay, I would like to do some of these, I'll take chapter one if no one else wants it, it looks soooo easy, compared to the days of Elements of Botany when I couldn't even pronounce English words after working around all the Latin, etc.

If anyone uses Audacity on a Linux and would like to offer some help, please pm me or tell me here.

Michelle


Hi Michelle,
I am happy that you will contribute to this Ruschenberger, too. There are three more after this one and then my mission is complete. Lesson One is yours.
Thanks!
Amy

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Post Posted:: April 19th, 2016, 3:52 pm 

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Mich_elle wrote:


If anyone uses Audacity on a Linux and would like to offer some help, please pm me or tell me here.

Michelle



Michelle, I can tell you what I started using (on openSUSE) when I joined Librivox (lo, these 4 years ago). Still works for me so I haven't explored further. So:

I run mp3gain https://sourceforge.net/projects/mp3gain/ as a separate program, not in Audacity.

It has a useful frontend, Easymp3gain https://sourceforge.net/projects/easymp3gain/



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Post Posted:: April 19th, 2016, 3:57 pm 
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NathanR wrote:
My first project as a reader - can I take a crack at Lesson I for starters? If my voice is up to snuff, I'd love to tackle several more sections.


Welcome, Nathan. I am happy that you will contribute to the old geology textbook project. Michelle claimed Lesson One already. Is there another section that you would like? Also, it is advisable to submit a test in the Listeners/Editors Wanted forum to have your recording tech specs checked out. These lessons can be a hard (but rewarding) slog so it is best to be safe.
Let me know what you decide.
Thanks!
Amy

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Post Posted:: April 19th, 2016, 4:14 pm 

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Hi Amy,

I'd like to read LESSON III. –PART 1: THIRD GEOLOGICAL EPOCH


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Post Posted:: April 19th, 2016, 4:25 pm 
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Great. Lesson 3 is yours.
Thanks, Barbara!
-Amy

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Post Posted:: April 20th, 2016, 9:57 am 
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Amy,
I have just looked at my section and have a question:

Since it is a start of a chapter (IV), there is a long list of keywords right at the beginning. Essentially it says "Chapter IV; Chapter title; keywords". See page 96 for what I mean.

Do you want me to read those keywords?

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Post Posted:: April 20th, 2016, 6:49 pm 
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Hi Ava,
Yes, please read them. That is how it was done in the past for this series of books and it works out well.
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