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Post Posted:: August 8th, 2017, 2:37 am 
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How It Flies or, Conquest of the Air by Richard Ferris ( - ).

All audio files can be found on our catalog page: http://librivox.org/how-it-flies-or-conquest-of-the-air-by-richard-ferris/

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In these pages, by means of simple language and suitable pictures, the author has told the story of the Ships of the Air. He has explained the laws of their flight; sketched their development to the present day; shown how to build the flying machine and the balloon, and how to operate them; recounted what man has done, and what he hopes to do with their aid. In a word, all the essential facts that enter into the Conquest of the Air have been gathered into orderly form, and are here presented to the public.
We who live to-day have witnessed man’s great achievement; we have seen his dream of ages come true. Man has learned to fly!
The air which surrounds us, so intangible and so commonplace that it seldom arrests our attention, is in reality a vast, unexplored ocean, fraught with future possibilities. Even now, the pioneers of a countless fleet are hovering above us in the sky, while steadily, surely these wonderful possibilities are unfolded. ( From the Preface)

Note: Tables and diagrams may be accessed in the online text.






    1. How to claim a part, and "how it all works" here To find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are "up for grabs." Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you would like to read (include the section number from the left-most column in the reader list, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
    2. New to recording? Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!
    3. Is there a deadline? We ask that you submit your recorded sections within 1-2 months of placing your claim. Please note that to be fair to the readers who have completed their sections in a timely way, if you haven't submitted your recording(s) after two months, your sections will automatically be re-opened for other readers to claim, unless you post in this thread to request an extension. Extensions will be granted at the discretion of the Book Coordinator. If you cannot do your section, for whatever reason, just let me know and it'll go back to the pool. There's no shame in this; we're all volunteers and things happen.Please do not sign up for more sections than you can complete within the two month deadline.
    4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/55268
    5. Please claim sections (the numbers in the first column below)! If this is your first recording, please let me know under which name or pseudonym you'd like to appear in the LibriVox catalogue. We can also link to a personal website/blog.

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    6. Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Richard Ferris) : n/a
    7. Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
    8. Number of sections (files) this project will have: 20
    9. Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
    10. Original publication date (if known): 1910
    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/Technology & Engineering/Transportation

    Keywords that describe the book: airplanes, aviation, flying, dirigible, aeronautics, biplanes, monoplanes, balloons, gliders

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  • BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430

    Set your recording software to:
    Channels: 1 (Mono)
    Bit Rate: 128 kbps
    Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz

    Notes to readers:
    1. Do not read the abstract (the summary words at the start of the chapter).
    2. Tables and diagrams: These do not need to be described or read. Say "There follows a table/diagram showing [title/caption of table or diagram]"
    3. There is no need to read captions under illustrations unless the information stands alone and is valid without the illustration (reader's discretion).
  • DURING recording:
    No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
    Make sure you add this to the beginning of your recording:
    START of recording (Intro)
    • "Chapter [number] of How It Flies or, Conquest of the Air. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
    • If you wish, say: "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • Say:
      "How It Flies or, Conquest of the Air, by Richard Ferris. [Chapter]"

    END of recording
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    • If you wish, say:
      "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
    • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
      "End of How It Flies or, Conquest of the Air, by Richard Ferris. "

    There should be 5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.

    Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
  • AFTER recording
    Need noise-cleaning?
    Listen to your file through headphones. If you can hear some constant background noise (hiss/buzz), you may want to clean it up a bit. The new (free) version 1.3.3. of Audacity has much improved noise-cleaning. See this LibriVox wiki page for a complete guide.
    Save files as
    128 kbps MP3
    howitflies_##_ferris_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. howitflies_01_ferris_128kb.mp3)

    Transfer of files (completed recordings) [b]Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file. Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.

    • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader: https://librivox.org/login/uploader
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      (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
    • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: lt - Lynnet
    • When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread.
    • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.


    Any questions?
    Please post below

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Post Posted:: August 9th, 2017, 5:17 pm 

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Hi Lynnet:
Can I have sections 1 and 20 please?

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Post Posted:: August 9th, 2017, 5:36 pm 
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Penumbra wrote:
Hi Lynnet:
Can I have sections 1 and 20 please?

You certainly may!

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Post Posted:: August 11th, 2017, 7:13 am 

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OK, here's the rather short chapter 1. 06:59
https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/howitflies_01_ferris_128kb.mp3

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Post Posted:: August 11th, 2017, 10:18 am 
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Penumbra wrote:
OK, here's the rather short chapter 1. 06:59
https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/howitflies_01_ferris_128kb.mp3

Thank you

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Post Posted:: August 11th, 2017, 1:57 pm 
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Post Posted:: August 11th, 2017, 2:41 pm 
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craigdav1 wrote:
Would enjoy being dpl.
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Perfect!

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Post Posted:: August 11th, 2017, 3:01 pm 
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Penumbra wrote:
OK, here's the rather short chapter 1. 06:59
https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/howitflies_01_ferris_128kb.mp3

1 PL OK.


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Post Posted:: August 11th, 2017, 3:02 pm 
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18 PL OK.


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Post Posted:: August 22nd, 2017, 12:13 pm 

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Section 20 ready for PL. 26:02

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/longshadow_16_bower_128kb.mp3

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Post Posted:: August 22nd, 2017, 1:00 pm 
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Penumbra wrote:

Have you uploaded the wrong file here, Tom?

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Oops. :oops: Sorry. You probably don't want a chapter of my solo book in the middle of this one. Here's the correct upload:
https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/howitflies_20_ferris_128kb.mp3

26:02.

On the plus side Dave had already listened to and approved that other file in the project where it belongs. :D

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Post Posted:: August 22nd, 2017, 3:24 pm 
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20 PL OK!


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Post Posted:: August 22nd, 2017, 3:48 pm 
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Penumbra wrote:
Oops. :oops: Sorry. You probably don't want a chapter of my solo book in the middle of this one. Here's the correct upload:
https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/howitflies_20_ferris_128kb.mp3

26:02.

On the plus side Dave had already listened to and approved that other file in the project where it belongs. :D

Thank you. Don't worry, you're not the first to do that. I may even have done that once or twice :roll: (I even managed to substitute someone else's PL OK file with one of my own and catalog it... I claim it takes skill.)

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Post Posted:: August 25th, 2017, 12:13 pm 
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Chapter 12 is ready for PL.

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