[COMPLETE] 1000 Things Worth Knowing by Nathaniel C. Fowler, Jr. - tg

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Post by silverquill » March 22nd, 2018, 8:16 am

1000 Things Worth Knowing by Nathaniel C. Fowler, Jr. (1858 - 1918).

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Part almanac, part encyclopedia, part dictionary, Nathaniel C. Fowler, Jr. gives us his idea of important, but sometimes obscure, facts that he thinks should be in our bank of general knowledge. He includes a large section on medical emergency and health. Items are arranged in alphabetical order, so there is no logical presentation, but reference is made easy. Or, it is just interesting browsing, and a glimpse into the world of the early twentieth century. ( Larry Wilson)
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Post by silverquill » March 22nd, 2018, 8:20 am

A curious compendium of facts and figures randomly presented, including large section on medical emergencies and general health.

I have divided them into easy to read groups of about 500-600 words with a few larger and a few smaller.
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Post by TriciaG » March 23rd, 2018, 2:42 pm

This is set up. :)
Fiction, open sections mostly adventure in Australia: It Is Never too Late to Mend
Irish Home Rule Arguments: Handbook on Home Rule

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Post by silverquill » March 23rd, 2018, 7:19 pm

Thank you, Tricia! (At least I'm not the translator for this one :wink: )

We are now ready for a DPL and readers.
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Post by pnagami » March 23rd, 2018, 7:57 pm

Hi Silverquill,

May I please read Section 2, "Atlantic Cable"?

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by silverquill » March 23rd, 2018, 8:00 pm

pnagami wrote:
March 23rd, 2018, 7:57 pm
Hi Silverquill,

May I please read Section 2, "Atlantic Cable"?

Pam
Thank you for our first claim, Pam!
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Post by BettyB » March 24th, 2018, 7:46 am

May I claim 17, 21, 31 and 55....


BettyB

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Post by pnagami » March 24th, 2018, 9:53 am

Hi Silverquill,

Here is Section 2:

06:52

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/1000things_02_fowler_128kb.mp3

My best,

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by silverquill » March 24th, 2018, 6:02 pm

BettyB wrote:
March 24th, 2018, 7:46 am
May I claim 17, 21, 31 and 55....


BettyB
Thank you so much!
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Post by silverquill » March 24th, 2018, 6:03 pm

pnagami wrote:
March 24th, 2018, 9:53 am
Hi Silverquill,

Here is Section 2:

06:52

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/1000things_02_fowler_128kb.mp3

My best,

Pam
Great!
In the MW Ready for PL
Still waiting for a DPL for this project, so hope someone picks this up soon.
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Post by BettyB » March 24th, 2018, 8:05 pm


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Post by silverquill » March 24th, 2018, 8:13 pm

BettyB wrote:
March 24th, 2018, 8:05 pm
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/1000things_31_fowler_128kb.mp3 (4:49)

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/1000things_55_fowler_128kb.mp3 (9:27)

I would like to claim the following sections:
9,11,42,57 aBettyB
I've put your sections in the MW Ready for PL and added your new sections to read! :)
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Post by BettyB » March 24th, 2018, 8:17 pm

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/1000things_31_fowler_128kb.mp3
https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/1000things_55_fowler_128kb.mp3

Sorry but I realized I had gotten the author's name wrong so these are the corrected files

Thank you.
BettyB

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Post by pnagami » March 24th, 2018, 8:20 pm

Hi Silverquill,

Would you please mark my Section 2 "ready for PL".

Thanks,

Pam
"Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm."

Robert Louis Stevenson

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Post by TriciaG » March 25th, 2018, 5:48 am

I suppose I should get this out of the Launch Pad. LOL! Over to Readers Wanted it goes...
Fiction, open sections mostly adventure in Australia: It Is Never too Late to Mend
Irish Home Rule Arguments: Handbook on Home Rule

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