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Post Posted:: October 17th, 2015, 9:07 am 
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Miscellanea Curiosa, Vol 1 by Edmond Halley (1656 - 1742).

All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/miscellanea-curiosa-vol-1-by-edmond-halley/
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"The Royal Society is a Fellowship of many of the world's most eminent scientists and is the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence." (from its Mission Statement). As scientists have explored the world around them, observed and tried to explain natural phenomena, they have been invited to present papers to the Royal Society. Edmond Halley (of Halley's Comet fame) was an eminent member of the society and gathered together some of the most interesting papers of his day. Today, we may see errors in the logic or calculations, based on current knowledge, but these papers are unedited and as presented at the time and show how scientific knowledge was expanding in the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. ( Lynne Thompson)

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  6. Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Edmond Halley) : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmond_Halley
  7. Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
  8. Number of sections (files) this project will have: 26
  9. Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: Yes
  10. Original publication date (if known): 1715
  11. If you are a new volunteer, how would you like your name (or pseudonym) credited in the catalog? Do you have a URL you would like associated with your name?:
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Genres for the project: *Non-fiction/Mathematics; *Non-fiction/Medical; *Non-fiction/Science; *Non-fiction/Nature; *Non-fiction/Science/Astronomy, Physics & Mechanics; *Non-fiction/Science/Earth Sciences; *Non-fiction/Science/Life Sciences

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Please read from the Google Docs, but feel free to refer back to the text in Gutenberg for clarification.
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Tables etc. may be omitted.

[*]DURING recording:
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Post Posted:: October 17th, 2015, 3:28 pm 
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This sounds like a 'Harry Potter' spell. :P
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Post Posted:: October 17th, 2015, 4:57 pm 
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aradlaw wrote:
One MW coming up.
This sounds like a 'Harry Potter' spell. :P
Let me know if you need anything else.

Having been working on my google docs all afternoon, I'm hoping you can conjure up a few readers who are comfortable with formulae and big numbers :shock:

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Post Posted:: October 17th, 2015, 5:30 pm 
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You were talking about me? :mrgreen:

I just found this yesterday and was wondering if there is something in there for the nonfiction collection... Well, not anymore I guess. :lol:

I was thinking of reading Newton's Theory of the moon, by the way... :wink:

Why would you need google docs for that? It looks quite straightforward to me?

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Is that a portrait of Halley nestled within the first image? Or is it Newton? The long-haired dude with the crazy threads.

I never realised these eminent 18th Century scientists were so NOW!


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Post Posted:: October 17th, 2015, 6:50 pm 
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Availle wrote:
You were talking about me? :mrgreen:

I just found this yesterday and was wondering if there is something in there for the nonfiction collection... Well, not anymore I guess. :lol:

I was thinking of reading Newton's Theory of the moon, by the way... :wink:

Why would you need google docs for that? It looks quite straightforward to me?

Well, I've found that readers get easily confused with some of these older works... I'll sign you up for the moon...it will be section 21, if you want to get started.

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SonOfTheExiles wrote:
Is that a portrait of Halley nestled within the first image? Or is it Newton? The long-haired dude with the crazy threads.

I never realised these eminent 18th Century scientists were so NOW!


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Looking at the portraits on Wikipedia, I'd say neither... Halley's hair was straighter and Newton's nose was more prominent, his features more angular. I'm wondering if it was James II though.

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I'd like to take on Sections 3, 4 and 5 (no formulae!)


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barbara2 wrote:
I'd like to take on Sections 3, 4 and 5 (no formulae!)


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You've got them, Barbara... but if you come across any, just let me know :shock:

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Post Posted:: October 20th, 2015, 5:48 am 

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MrsHand wrote:
May I DPL?

Thank you! I think it will be interesting... If we can get people comfortable with the 'difficult' science.

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Welcome Kristin :D , over we go to Readers Wanted. --->>

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Post Posted:: October 21st, 2015, 10:24 am 
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Introduction is ready for PL.

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Lynnet wrote:
Introduction is ready for PL.


Introduction is PL OK! :thumbs:

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Any chance I could claim Section 1: "An Estimate of the Quantity of the Vapours Raised out of the Sea Derived from Experiment"?


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