COMPLETE: Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 057 - jo

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Post by soupy » May 23rd, 2018, 6:56 pm

The Loss of His Majesty's Frigate Anson is PLOK :thumbs:

Thanks Lynnet.

Captain Lydiard's was involved in a battle near Havana, Cuba in 1807. He lost his life in December along with the ship. In 1801 Britain carried off the Danish fleet, in 1807 Britain burned large parts of Copenhagen. Britain was hard up for ships during the War years.

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Post by Sue Anderson » May 24th, 2018, 8:27 am

soupy wrote:
May 23rd, 2018, 6:20 pm
Corrected copy

Craig

His prophecies have been studied with an eye to world history. It's a strange book so I thought it would be good for Librivox to have a link to it. The annotator started making predictions while translating the book and everyone has followed suit.

The History channel says.

How did a French prophet living in 16th century France predict so many modern day disasters? From the tragic events of 9/11, to recent tsunamis in the Pacific, to the Ebola outbreak in 2014--how could one man see so far into the future so accurately?
Thanks for the info on Nostradamus, Craig! :) All PL Ok now.

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Post by ColleenMc » May 25th, 2018, 11:59 am

Here's one more for this collection, a travelogue of the Antrim coast of Ireland, of the scenic route from Belfast to the Giant's Causeway, from the Dublin Penny Journal in the 1830s. Interesting piece from the very early age of tourism and tourists' guides.

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf057_giantscauseway_anonymous_cm_128kb.mp3

36:15

Source: https://archive.org/details/jstor-30004125

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Post by Sue Anderson » May 25th, 2018, 1:41 pm

ColleenMc wrote:
May 25th, 2018, 11:59 am
Here's one more for this collection, a travelogue of the Antrim coast of Ireland, of the scenic route from Belfast to the Giant's Causeway, from the Dublin Penny Journal in the 1830s. Interesting piece from the very early age of tourism and tourists' guides.
Thank you, Colleen! :) This travel guide sounds like it would be very useful. Well read!

"The Giant's Causeway is an area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, the result of an ancient volcanic fissure eruption. It is located in County Antrim on the north coast of Northern Ireland, about three miles (4.8 km) northeast of the town of Bushmills. It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986, and a national nature reserve in 1987 by the Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland." (Wikipedia)

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Post by soupy » May 26th, 2018, 2:29 pm

Thanks Colleen :D Very interesting. Maybe you should date the article.

10:10 a little stumble

28:13 – repetition of in form or size to one another –

It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986, and a national nature reserve in 1987 by the Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland.

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Post by soupy » May 26th, 2018, 5:50 pm

PLOK :thumbs:
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Post by Sue Anderson » June 7th, 2018, 7:24 am

I decided we might as well round off Vol. 57 with a little taste of summer.

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf057_wasps_peckham_sa_128kb.mp3
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"Communal Life of Yellow-Jacket Wasps"
from Wasps, Social and Solitary
by George W. Peckham and Elizabeth G. Peckham
1903

https://archive.org/stream/waspssocialsolit00peckiala#page/n23/mode/1up


George Williams Peckham (March 23, 1845 – January 10, 1914) and Elizabeth Maria Gifford Peckham (December 19, 1854 – February 11, 1940) were a married couple who were early American teachers, taxonomists, ethologists, arachnologists, and entomologists, specializing in animal behavior and in the study of jumping spiders (family Salticidae) and wasps.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_and_Elizabeth_Peckham

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Post by soupy » June 7th, 2018, 2:00 pm

Thanks for the great little nature lesson on wasps. A good choice.

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Post by Sue Anderson » June 7th, 2018, 3:32 pm

Thanks for the PL, Craig! :)

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Post by Sue Anderson » June 7th, 2018, 3:39 pm

:birthday: Volume 57 is now FULL. Many thanks to all who contributed to this particularly fascinating volume of nonfiction!

Coming soon, Volume 058! Look for it in the "Readers Wanted: Short Works (Poetry & Prose)" thread. :D

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » June 9th, 2018, 8:28 am

Congratulations Sue, Craig and all of the readers! This collection is now in the LibriVox catalog and available for listeners to download. Please check the catalog page and let me know if any changes are needed:

https://librivox.org/short-nonfiction-collection-vol-057-by-various/
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Post by Sue Anderson » June 9th, 2018, 9:47 am

Thanks for cataloging, Jo! :D

The only thing I notice is the spelling of D. B. Wier's name in #1. One expects it to be the other way around (Weir), but his family spelling is Wier: https://marshall.illinoisgenweb.org/histories/1976hopewell.htm. (p. 38)

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » June 9th, 2018, 10:26 am

It is now fixed in the database. Thanks for catching that.
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