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Post by Sue Anderson » November 21st, 2017, 2:54 pm

VfkaBT wrote: 5.11
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
Thanks BT for this contribution to Vol. 54! :) The "pure atmosphere" which Guerrero describes would not, I think, fit today's Mexico City, if the reports I have read about air pollution there are accurate.

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Post by VfkaBT » November 24th, 2017, 7:55 pm

A two-parter, consisting of three chapters from The Romance of the Harem by Anna Harriette Leonowens
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/56028

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf054_tuptimtragedyofharem_leonowens_mp_128kb.mp3
21.19

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf054_tuptimstrial_leonowens_mp_128kb.mp3
34.23

This is the tale of the King of Siam's concubine Tuptim and her lover, a young Buddhist priest, and how they paid for their "sin". A lot rougher than what Hollywood put on screen.
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Post by Sue Anderson » November 26th, 2017, 4:38 pm

VfkaBT wrote:A two-parter, consisting of three chapters from The Romance of the Harem by Anna Harriette Leonowens
https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/56028
This is the tale of the King of Siam's concubine Tuptim and her lover, a young Buddhist priest, and how they paid for their "sin". A lot rougher than what Hollywood put on screen.
Oh my...

Both sections of your reading are PL OK.

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Post by soupy » November 28th, 2017, 5:11 pm

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Post by annise » November 28th, 2017, 7:11 pm

Sue - I'm just posting for you to see if you get notified - One of us will delete it as soon as you respond

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To make it relevant , if temporary - I've just started listening to the non fictiion collections and I'm really enjoying them :clap: :clap:

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Post by Sue Anderson » November 28th, 2017, 8:13 pm

annise wrote:Sue - I'm just posting for you to see if you get notified - One of us will delete it as soon as you respond

Anne

To make it relevant , if temporary - I've just started listening to the non fictiion collections and I'm really enjoying them :clap: :clap:
Hi Anne, Thanks for checking this out for me!

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » November 29th, 2017, 3:35 pm

Hi Sue,

Here is one from me -

The Philosophy of Animal Colours by Dr. Andrew Wilson

https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf054_philosophyanimalcolours_wilson_jms_128kb.mp3
17:30

from Knowledge, An Illustrated Magazine of Science November 1881. Part 1 begins on p. 21 & part 2 on p. 44
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Post by Sue Anderson » November 29th, 2017, 6:43 pm

knotyouraveragejo wrote:Hi Sue,

Here is one from me -

The Philosophy of Animal Colours by Dr. Andrew Wilson
Hi Jo, Thanks for your contribution to volume 54! :) There must have been a bit of telepathic communication in your choice of readings--why I say this, I was over at our public library yesterday and happened to see, on display, an over sized art book entitled Vanishing Act, with a barely visible owl peering through some branches of pussy willows on the cover. What's this book about? I wondered, and picked it up to leaf through it; sure enough, it was about protective coloration. And, yes, I checked the book out.

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Post by soupy » November 29th, 2017, 7:33 pm

The Philosophy of Animal Colors from 1881 is PLOK :thumbs:

Thanks Jo

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » November 29th, 2017, 9:14 pm

Thanks Craig. :)

Sue - Hope you enjoy the book!
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Post by pschempf » December 1st, 2017, 11:33 am

Hi Sue-

I seemed to be fixated on mountains-

Title: Alpine Climbing in America
Author: Charles E. Fay (1846–1931)
Source: https://play.google.com/books/reader?id=L1hEAQAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&output=reader&hl=en&pg=GBS.PA809
MP3 link: https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf054_alpineclimbinginamerica_fay_ps_128kb.mp3
Track length: 26:22

Fay was a striking looking fellow and continued his mountain pursuits into his 80's.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Ernest_Fay
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Post by Sue Anderson » December 1st, 2017, 1:00 pm

pschempf wrote:Hi Sue-

I seemed to be fixated on mountains-

Title: Alpine Climbing in America
Author: Charles E. Fay (1846–1931)

Fay was a striking looking fellow and continued his mountain pursuits into his 80's.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Ernest_Fay
Hi Fritz, Thanks for your contribution to volume 54! :) I liked the opening: the explorer Habel standing atop the Matterhorn and saying to himself: "How tame all this seems compared with what I looked upon last summer in the Canadian Rockies!"

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Post by soupy » December 1st, 2017, 4:13 pm

Thanks for Modern Mountain Climbing Phil :D

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Modern mountaineering dates not so clearly from De Saussure’s ascent of Mont Blanc, in 1786, as from the founding of the Alpine Club in London, in 1858. Mondt St. Elias near the Arctic Circle is 2000 feel higher than Mont Blanc.
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Post by pschempf » December 2nd, 2017, 9:57 pm

Hi, Sue-

Saw this today on PG and thought it was perfect for SNF, something different than mountains anyhow :roll: -

Title: The Process of Hat-Making Explained, with Prefatory Remarks, &c. &c.
Author: Robert Lloyd (1778-1865)
MP3 link: https://librivox.org/uploads/knotyouraveragejo/snf054_processofhatmaking_lloyd_ps_128kb.mp3
Source: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/56103/56103-h/56103-h.htm
Length in minutes: 18:46

Biographical information for author: http://www.arthurlloyd.co.uk/Ancestry/RobertLloyd.htm

Sounds like Lloyd was the man to go to if you wanted a hat 200 years ago.

It is a little confused at the end with the footnotes. I moved footnote 1 to the end of the sentence in which it occurs so it made more sense to the listener. The other two are recorded where indicated in the text.
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Post by Sue Anderson » December 3rd, 2017, 7:32 am

pschempf wrote:Hi, Sue-

Saw this today on PG and thought it was perfect for SNF, something different than mountains anyhow :roll: -
Hi Fritz,
Well actually, Tyrolean hats (with cockades of feathers tucked in the hat band) go with mountains (as least they did in the 1940's and 50's). Now, I suppose no mountain climber would wear a Tyrolean hat! It's all "technical gear."

This is a most fascinating treatise . The hat styles are marvelous; I'm particularly taken with the "Bang Up" and the "Vis-A-Vis." Thanks for this contribution to volume 54! :)

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