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Post Posted:: November 14th, 2017, 3:11 pm 

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knotyouraveragejo is Metacoordinator of this project. Sue Anderson is Book Coordinator and Soupy (Craig) is Dedicated Proof Listener.

Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 054

This collection is dedicated to recordings of short nonfiction works in English which are in the Public Domain (generally meaning that they were published prior to 1923). Nonfiction includes essays and speeches; letters and diaries; biography and history; film, book and music reviews; descriptions of travel, politics and sports; instructional manuals, even a favorite cookie recipe from a public domain cookbook! Your nonfiction recording can be on any topic. Some suggestions for source material can be found here.

Please select and record any short nonfiction piece in the public domain. For clarification of what it means for a work to be "in the public domain," please see this section of the LibriVox Wiki: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Copyright_and_Public_Domain. Try to stay with works that run less than 60 minutes. You may read up to 3 selections per volume. There is no need to "sign-up" before recording; as long as the work is clearly in the public domain, just start recording. Multiple versions are always welcome, so don't worry whether someone else has recorded your selection already; we're happy to hear your version too. :)

After 15-20 recordings are submitted, we will prooflisten, catalog and make them available to the public.

Basic Recording Guide: http://wiki.librivox.org/index.php/Newbie_Guide_to_Recording

1. RECORD:
  • Be sure to set your recording software to: 44100Hz, 16 or 32-bit.
  • At the BEGINNING say: "[Title of Work], by [Author Name]" "This is a Librivox recording. All Librivox recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer, please visit Librivox.org"
  • At the END, say: "End of [Title], by [Author Name]"
  • If you wish, you may also say: "Read by...your name."

  • Please leave no more than 1 second of silence at the beginning of your recording. Add about 5 seconds of silence at the end of your recording.

2. EDIT and SAVE your file:
  • Need noise-cleaning? See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide.
  • Save or export your recording to an mp3 file at 128kbs using the following format for the file name:

    snf054_titleofwork_authorlastname_yourinitials_128kb.mp3
  • Please keep the file name short. It isn't necessary to put the whole title in the file name - just a word or two. Please omit "a," "the," etc. from the title. Do not put spaces between words. Keep everything lower case. Even your initials should be lower case. The only underscores should be the separations between the snf volume, title, author's name, and your initials. There are only 4 underscores in a title!

3. UPLOAD your recording:
  • Please upload your finished recording using the LibriVox uploader: http://librivox.org/login/uploader. When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please copy and post to the current nonfiction thread. If you don't post the fact that you've uploaded your recording, the nonfiction book coordinator won't know that you did it!
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  • If you have trouble reading the image above, please send a private message to any admin.
  • To upload, you'll need to select the MC, which for the Short Nonfiction Collection is: knotyouraveragejo
  • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page

4. POST the following information in this thread:

  • Title of the work.
  • Author of the work.
  • The link to your file you copied from the uploader.
  • A URL link to the source from which you read (etext URL). NOTE: If posting from Gutenberg, please provide the link to the download page, e.g. http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/# (where # is the Gutenberg project number for the book).
  • Length in minutes.
  • If this is your first Librivox recording, we will also need your name as you would like it to appear in the LibriVox catalog, and, if you have a web page and want it linked to your name in the catalog, the URL of the web page.

5. PROOF LISTENING AND DEADLINE FOR EDITS on recordings you have submitted:


  • We ask that you complete any editing requested by the Dedicated Proof Listener within two weeks of the request, or, if you need more time, that you post in this thread to request an extension. There’s no shame in this; we’re all volunteers and things happen. Extensions are, however, at the discretion of the Book Coordinator. To be fair to the other readers, sections which cannot be edited in a timely manner will be deleted from the current volume of the Nonfiction Collection, but they can always be included in a future volume when the edits are complete.

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Post Posted:: November 14th, 2017, 3:13 pm 

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Welcome to the 54th volume of the Short Nonfiction Collection. This is a place to share a special interest by recording a short work of public domain nonfiction. If you haven't something already in mind that you'd like to record, there are many bookshelves at Gutenberg.org filled with public domain nonfiction to explore http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Category:Bookshelf. The bookshelves for Countries, Education, Fine Arts, History, Music, Periodicals, and Technology are some places to start.

Hathi Trust and Archive.org are good resources:

https://archive.org/
https://www.hathitrust.org/

The Online Books Page has over 2 million PD listings! It was suggested by Soupy (Craig), our Dedicated Proof Listener.
http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/lists.html

The Biodiversity Heritage Library is a great source for natural history. It was suggested by LibriVoxer MillionMoments. http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/

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Post Posted:: November 15th, 2017, 6:29 am 

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Kierkegaard, Søren Aabye 1813-1855

A Dictionary Of European Literature by Magnus, Laurie Publication date 1920

https://archive.org/stream/in.ernet.dli.2015.228123/2015.228123.A-Dictionary#page/n282/mode/1up

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2:43

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Post Posted:: November 15th, 2017, 6:33 am 

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Diapsalmata
from Either/Or 1843 by Soren Kierkegaard
Translated by Lee M. Hollander 1923

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=pst.000052897801;view=1up;seq=13

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7:06

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Post Posted:: November 15th, 2017, 9:58 am 

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soupy wrote:
Diapsalmata
from Either/Or 1843 by Soren Kierkegaard
Translated by Lee M. Hollander 1923

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Hi Craig, Thanks for starting off volume 54 with this lively selection from Kierkegaard's Either/Or. The title, Diapsalmata, certainly sent me scurrying off to the internet for more information about the meaning of the word. From Wikipedia: "The first section of Either/ Or is a collection of many tangential aphorisms, epigrams, anecdotes and musings on the aesthetic mode of life. The word 'diapsalmata' is related to 'psalms', and means "refrains". It contains some of Kierkegaard's most famous and poetic lines, such as "What is a poet?", "Freedom of Speech" vs. "Freedom of Thought", the "Unmovable chess piece", the tragic clown, and the laughter of the gods."

There are a few edits I might suggest:

1:08 "for your cries would only terrify us." [you read "eyes"]

1:37.70 "a swine herd on Amager" [you read "in Amager"]; you can leave this edit alone if your want; I only mention it because the footnote says Amager is an island, and I would tend to live "on an island" not "in an island..."

3:02.40 "life's great conflagration" [What I heard was "con-flag-er-ation;" per Google translate: "con-fluh-gray-shun."]

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Post Posted:: November 15th, 2017, 1:33 pm 

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Other of Kierkegaard's Diapsalmata

This is the chief imperfection of all things human, that the object of desire is first attainable through its opposite. I shall not speak about the multitude of temperamental types which ought to keep the psychologist busy (the melancholy temperament has the greatest comic sense; the most exuberant is often the most idyllic; the debouched often the most moral; the doubtful often the most religious), I shall merely recall the fact that an eternal happiness is first descried through sin.

“I feel the way a chessman must, when the opponent says of it: That piece cannot be moved.”

Alas, the doors of fortune do not open inward, so that by storming them one can force them open; but they open outward, and therefore nothing can be done.

What portends? What will the future bring? I do not know, I have no presentiment. When a spider hurls itself down from some fixed point, consistently with its nature, it always sees before it only an empty space wherein it can find no foothold however much it sprawls. And so it is with me: always before me an empty space; what drives me forward is a consistency which lies behind me. This life is topsy-turvy and terrible, not to be endured.

Diapsalmata fixed

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7:08


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Post Posted:: November 15th, 2017, 2:05 pm 

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PL Ok. :) Strong stuff, Kierkegaard' s Diapsalmata!

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Post Posted:: November 15th, 2017, 4:54 pm 
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Title of the work: The Newtonian Lucretius (aka The Le Sage Theory of Gravitation)
Author of the work: Georges-Louis Le Sage (translated by C.G. Abbot)
The link to your file you copied from the uploader. https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf054_newtonianlucretius_lesage_rp_128kb.mp3
A URL link to the source from which you read (etext URL). https://archive.org/details/annualreportofb1898smit starting from page 141, https://archive.org/stream/annualreportofb1898smit#page/140/mode/2up
Length in minutes. 49:16

The Annual report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution contains even more interesting articles in its General Appendix section!

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Post Posted:: November 15th, 2017, 5:43 pm 

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Rapunzelina wrote:
Title of the work: The Newtonian Lucretius (aka The Le Sage Theory of Gravitation)
Author of the work: Georges-Louis Le Sage (translated by C.G. Abbot)
The Annual report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution contains even more interesting articles in its General Appendix section!


Hi Rapunzelina, Thanks for your contribution to volume 54! :)

From Wikipedia:
"Le Sage's theory of gravitation is a kinetic theory of gravity originally proposed by Nicolas Fatio de Duillier in 1690 and later by Georges-Louis Le Sage in 1748. The theory proposed a mechanical explanation for Newton's gravitational force in terms of streams of tiny unseen particles (which Le Sage called ultra-mundane corpuscles) impacting all material objects from all directions. According to this model, any two material bodies partially shield each other from the impinging corpuscles, resulting in a net imbalance in the pressure exerted by the impact of corpuscles on the bodies, tending to drive the bodies together. This mechanical explanation for gravity never gained widespread acceptance, although it continued to be studied occasionally by physicists until the beginning of the 20th century, by which time it was generally considered to be conclusively discredited."

I was just about to watch a movie this evening, but this changes my plans... It's interesting that what you are now reading for LibriVox was originally read as a lecture: "["Read by M. Prevost at a meeting of the Berlin Academy in 1782."]

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Post Posted:: November 16th, 2017, 6:05 am 

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Thanks Rapunzelina. This is the first recording of Georges-Louis Le Sage (1724 - 1803).

You did a great job. Only one error noted.

4:04 p. 142 conceiving their atoms to move – you read convincing their atoms to move

Here's a little YouTube video about Le Sage - He calls him a French author.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vC_IljdizNI Physics Lecture:- Le Sage Gravity

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Post Posted:: November 16th, 2017, 1:10 pm 
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I stumbled upon this text while reading about the "force that moves worlds".
It's fascinating what gravitation does! I mean, I take it for granted and never really think about it! (and that's why I'm not a scientist like Le Sage or Newton :lol: )

Here's the edited recording: https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf054_newtonianlucretius_lesage_rp_128kb.mp3 49:16

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Post Posted:: November 16th, 2017, 3:34 pm 

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Push-gravity is an alternative theory to General Relativity, which originates back to the time of Newton when scientists Fatio and later Le Sage.

Mar 16, 2007 - Feynman chose the LeSage gravity mechanism, out of all discarded gravity mechanisms, as the one to describe in detail in his Lectures

Your reading is PLOK Rapunzelina.

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Post Posted:: November 21st, 2017, 1:43 pm 

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How Weeds Spread
Vernon H. Davis
Univ. of Ohio Agricultural College Extension Bulletin, vol. 5, no. 1

https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=mdp.39015068542029;view=1up;seq=1

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Post Posted:: November 21st, 2017, 1:46 pm 

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Sue Anderson wrote:
How Weeds Spread
Vernon H. Davis
Univ. of Ohio Agricultural College Extension Bulletin, vol. 5, no. 1

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Mexican Atmosphere, by Julio Guerrero, from Readings from Modern Mexican Authors, edited by Frederick Starr
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/52968

Guerrero was born on April 18, 1862

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