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Post by Carolin » May 10th, 2017, 1:57 am

Light Science for Leisure Hours by Richard A. Proctor (1837 - 1888).

This project is now complete! All audio files can now be found on the catalog page for this project: http://librivox.org/light-science-for-leisure-hours-by-richard-a-proctor/
In preparing these Essays, my chief object has been to present scientific truths in a light and readable form—clearly and simply, but with an exact adherence to the facts as I see them. I have followed—here and always—the rule of trying to explain my meaning precisely as I should wish others to explain, to myself, matters with which I was unfamiliar. Hence I have avoided that excessive simplicity which some seem to consider absolutely essential in scientific essays intended for general perusal, but which is often even more perplexing than a too technical style. The chief rule I have followed, in order to make my descriptions clear, has been to endeavour to make each sentence bear one meaning, and one only. Speaking as a reader, and especially as a reader of scientific books, I venture to express an earnest wish that this simple rule were never infringed, even to meet the requirements of style.

It will hardly be necessary to mention that several of the shorter Essays are rather intended to amuse than to instruct. ( the Preface)
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Post by Carolin » May 10th, 2017, 2:13 am

this project is now ready to go! some light science for everyone :D

all readers and a dpl are most welcome!
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Post by Peter Why » May 10th, 2017, 6:20 am

I'd like to read 30, Squaring the Circle, please, Carolin.
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Post by Carolin » May 10th, 2017, 8:44 am

thank you peter!

somehow i thought the life expectancy of married men was going to go first :lol:
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Post by kathrinee » May 10th, 2017, 8:44 am

I'd love to DPL this, if I may :)
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Post by Carolin » May 10th, 2017, 9:03 am

thats great, thank you kathrine and welcome to this volume :D
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Post by Peter Why » May 10th, 2017, 11:15 am

Here's my Section 30: https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/lightscience_30_proctor_128kb.mp3

(15.35)

I think maths interests me more than being married does! Besides, being a square was part of my adolescence.

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Post by Carolin » May 10th, 2017, 1:00 pm

Thank you peter, that was so fast! :thumbs:
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Post by Carolin » May 10th, 2017, 1:50 pm

Off we go to readers wanted :thumbs:
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Post by lomeraniel » May 11th, 2017, 5:24 am

I'd like to request sections 1 and 2.

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Post by Carolin » May 11th, 2017, 8:03 am

hi and welcome to librivox!

you are welcome to read those sections. to be able to sign you up, i need to know under which name or pseudonym you would like to appear in the catalog. we can also link to your personal website or blog.

please also complete the one minute test before getting started :) thank you!
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Post by kathrinee » May 11th, 2017, 12:30 pm

Section 30 is PL OK! :clap: We're off to a good start!
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Post by Carolin » May 12th, 2017, 12:26 am

thank you kathrine!
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Post by adr6090 » May 13th, 2017, 5:00 pm

Hello Carolin,
I would like to claim the following:
20; a Shower of Snow Crystals
21: Long Shots
24; a Ship Attacked by a Swordfish
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Post by Carolin » May 15th, 2017, 6:53 am

Thank you april :thumbs:
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