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Post Posted:: December 2nd, 2017, 4:25 am 

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Micrographia by Robert Hooke (1635 - 1703).


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Published in 1665, this book is considered to be the first scientific best-seller, and is the first publication of the Royal Society. As opposed to the Latin of publications of the time like Newton's 'Principia Mathematica', it was written in English to make it accessible to all. Robert Hooke uses the then fairly new microscope to cover many different subjects including insects, plants, organic material, and even the stars and moon, all fully illustrated by Hooke in detailed hand-drawn diagrams.

<a href="http://www.imgur.com/a/yILBX">The many illustrations which are frequently referenced can be found here</a> (Summary by Jordan)


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      Notes:
      • 'Observ.' is short for 'Observation'
      • Because this is a 17th century science book, it has both archaic language and specialized language. I recommend going though a section first, and looking up any weird words first, rather than just going in blind
      • If you are doing a part 2, you don't need to read the Observation's title again (if only to prevent Observ. LVIII's ludicrously long title having to be said twice)
      • Please leave in any references to the diagrams. Trying to remove them would just get too complicated, and stray too far from the original text (though do not read the side-notes)


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      Genres for the project: *Non-fiction/Nature; *Non-fiction/Science/Life Sciences; *Non-fiction/Science/Earth Sciences
      Keywords that describe the book: science, insects, biology, microscopy, the royal society
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Post Posted:: December 2nd, 2017, 4:28 am 

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I've done a couple of solo projects, and I've been co-BC on a project, but I want to try being full BC on a project of my own.

I will also be DPL (assuming that's allowed...)

A word of warning to readers: this is a seventeenth century book, so can be a little difficult to read at times. There are also some long Latin extracts in some sections (I will note in the MW which ones).

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Post Posted:: December 2nd, 2017, 4:42 pm 
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This sounds very interesting! :thumbs: I'll MC this for you.

Okay, looks good! We're ready to go as soon as the MW is filled (and I can already see myself claiming a section or two :wink:)

Personal pet-peeve: Please consider writing your own summary. We link to wikipedia anyway, it would be nice if a listener could find something new on our catalog page.

Have fun! :D

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Post Posted:: December 2nd, 2017, 5:26 pm 

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Availle wrote:
Personal pet-peeve: Please consider writing your own summary. We link to wikipedia anyway, it would be nice if a listener could find something new on our catalog page.

Very well... I don't think what I've written is as good though.

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Post Posted:: December 2nd, 2017, 5:40 pm 
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You have time for the summary until the project is finished. By then you'll have had a chance to listen to the whole book, I'm sure you can come up with something great!

Now let me check that MW... :wink:

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Post Posted:: December 2nd, 2017, 5:43 pm 
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To start off, I'd like to do observations 1 and 2. Thanks!

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Post Posted:: December 2nd, 2017, 5:46 pm 

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Availle wrote:
To start off, I'd like to do observations 1 and 2. Thanks!

I have assigned those sections to you.

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Post Posted:: December 3rd, 2017, 7:15 am 

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Hi Jordan

Could I claim:

Section 12 - Observation VIII - Of the fiery Sparks ...

Section 18 - Observation XIII - Of the small Diamants ...

Do I read the references (eg: A, B, C etc) to the schema as detailed in the text or do I ignore them?

Thanks

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Post Posted:: December 3rd, 2017, 7:25 am 

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Steve wrote:
Hi Jordan

Could I claim:

Section 12 - Observation VIII - Of the fiery Sparks ...

Section 18 - Observation XIII - Of the small Diamants ...

Do I read the references (eg: A, B, C etc) to the schema as detailed in the text or do I ignore them?

Thanks

Steve

Hi Steve,

I have assigned those sections to you.

I agree that without the pictures, it's a little odd to include the references, but I think to remove them would require too much changing of the original text.

Ignore the side-notes, but anything in the text needs to stay in.

EDIT: I'm hoping it can be like 'The Book of Art for Young People', which comes with a link to the artwork being talked about.

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Post Posted:: December 8th, 2017, 3:22 pm 

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Could I take the last two sections 65,66?

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Post Posted:: December 8th, 2017, 4:17 pm 

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silverquill wrote:
Could I take the last two sections 65,66?

Of course you can!

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Post Posted:: December 8th, 2017, 8:58 pm 

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Hello, Jordan!

This looks like a fascinating read! May I claim sections 39-41.

Many thanks,

Philip

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Post Posted:: December 10th, 2017, 4:13 am 

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Hi Jordan,
May I claim sections 6 and 7?
Thanks, Nuria


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Post Posted:: December 10th, 2017, 4:16 am 

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DrPGould wrote:
Hello, Jordan!

This looks like a fascinating read! May I claim sections 39-41.

Many thanks,

Philip

Nuria wrote:
Hi Jordan,
May I claim sections 6 and 7?
Thanks, Nuria

Those sections are all yours!

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Post Posted:: December 10th, 2017, 10:04 am 

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Jordan:

In section 39 there are a number of referents to the hand drawn diagram of a bee's stinging apparatus with the points labelled a, b, c, etc.

A representative sentence is: "The sheath or case seem'd to have several joints or settings together, marked by fghiklmno, it was arm'd moreover neer the top, with several crooks or forks (pqrst) on one side..."

I am concerned that if I read that "as is" the listener will be confused. At the beginning of the reading there is a reference to "the second Figure of the XVI. Scheme" but it does not mention that the points of the figure will be referred to. My thought is to insert something like "This section references specific points on this figure by letters of the alphabet--a, b, c, etc" after the sentence mentioning the figure.

Another option is simply to delete the references (italicized in the sentence above) and just read the text (as we often do with bibliographic footnotes). There may be other options, but these three occurred to me immediately.

I'm prepared to proceed in whatever manner you think is best.

Many thanks,

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