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Post by mightyfelix » June 27th, 2018, 8:33 pm

Insect Adventures by Jean-Henri Fabre (1823 - 1915) and Louise Seymour Hasbrouck Zimm (1883-1967). Translated by Alexander Teixeira de Mattos (1865 - 1921) [

This project is now complete. All audio files can be found on our catalog page here:

https://librivox.org/insect-adventures-by-jean-henri-fabre/



[]color=#BF0000]PD only for USA or Life + 50 countries!
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Volunteers outside the USA: Louise Seymour Hasbrouck Zimm died in 1967. The author's work is still protected by copyright in places like Europe, where copyright is author's death plus 70 years and Australia (author's death plus 70 years for authors who died after 1955), UNLESS the rule of shorter term applies.
This book is composed of selections from Alexander Teixeira de Mattos’ Translation of Fabre’s “Souvenirs Entomologiques,” retold for children. It's made up of first-person narratives, and gives us a close-up peep into the world of insects, including bees, wasps, worms, beetles, moths, and spiders, to name a few. When Fabre first published this work, as the Preface indicates, he was criticized by some scientists in his field for writing a scientific book that was "too interesting." ( Devorah Allen)
    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.
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    4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/45812
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      BC Admin Genres for the project: Children's Non-fiction/Science

      Keywords that describe the book: nature, children, science, insects, spiders, worms, biology, bees, moths, beetles, ants, bugs, flies, entomology, caterpillars, wasps

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    6. BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: viewtopic.php?p=6430#p6430

      Set your recording software to:
      Channels: 1 (Mono)
      Bit Rate: 128 kbps
      Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
    7. 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 Insect Adventures. 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:
        "Insect Adventures, by Jean-Henri Fabre; selectons from the Alexander Teixeira de Mattos' translation, retold by Louise Seymour Hasbrouck [Chapter]"

      END of recording
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        "End of [Chapter]"
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        "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
      • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
        "Insect Adventures, by Jean-Henri Fabre; selectons from the Alexander Teixeira de Mattos' translation, retold by Louise Seymour Hasbrouck"

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

      Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
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      Need noise-cleaning?
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      Artist: Jean-Henri Fabre
      Title: ## - [Section title]
      Album: Insect Adventures

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Last edited by mightyfelix on June 28th, 2018, 9:40 pm, edited 4 times in total.

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Post by mightyfelix » June 27th, 2018, 8:36 pm

I believe that this is ok for Life+50 countries, and have added a line to that effect in the first post. Somebody please correct me if I'm wrong!

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » June 28th, 2018, 7:54 pm

I'll MC for you. Just curious, where did you find the date of death for Louise Zimm? I tried to confirm, but didn't find it. With a 1967 dod, you are correct, this is OK for U. S. readers and folks from life plus 50 countries.

ETA I think the intro needs to be changed to more accurately reflect the title. Something like

Insect adventures, by J. Henri Fabre; selectons from the Alexander Teixeira de Mattos' translation, retold by Louise Seymour Hasbrouck
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Post by mightyfelix » June 28th, 2018, 8:30 pm

I found it here: http://worldcat.org/identities/lccn-nr98035396/

On the right side of the page, there are alternate names given. Some of them have a death date.

I'll fix the intro. Thanks for pointing it out. And I'll get started filling in the MW.

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Post by lomond » June 28th, 2018, 9:06 pm

Greetings -

Looking for a DPL?

Lomond

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Post by mightyfelix » June 28th, 2018, 9:40 pm

lomond wrote:
June 28th, 2018, 9:06 pm
Greetings -

Looking for a DPL?

Lomond
Sure, welcome aboard!

And with that, I think we're ready for Readers Wanted!

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » June 29th, 2018, 11:25 am

Done!
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Post by knotyouraveragejo » June 30th, 2018, 4:06 pm

Looks like you could use someone to get this one started. I'd like to read chapters 15 & 16 --

"The Great Peacock Moths" and "The Truffle-Hunting Beetle"

:)
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Post by mightyfelix » July 1st, 2018, 5:53 pm

knotyouraveragejo wrote:
June 30th, 2018, 4:06 pm
Looks like you could use someone to get this one started. I'd like to read chapters 15 & 16 --

"The Great Peacock Moths" and "The Truffle-Hunting Beetle"

:)
Thanks, I'll sign you up!

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Post by Annalisa56 » July 3rd, 2018, 5:16 am

May I claim section 1 My First Pond? Also please tell me how to pronounce "Teixeira" for the intro. Its a very interesting book except for the spiders! Just happens to be the one thing that gives me the creeps!
Thank you
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Post by mightyfelix » July 3rd, 2018, 7:06 am

Annalisa56 wrote:
July 3rd, 2018, 5:16 am
May I claim section 1 My First Pond? Also please tell me how to pronounce "Teixeira" for the intro. Its a very interesting book except for the spiders! Just happens to be the one thing that gives me the creeps!
Thank you
AnnaLisa56
I would if I could! I was planning to Google that particular name for the section I'm sure I'll read sooner or later. I can't give you any better advice than that, unfortunately!

I'll sign you up shortly. Thanks! :)

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Post by rona890 » July 4th, 2018, 5:34 am

Hello,

Can I claim sections 11 & 12? Thank you!!

-rona

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » July 4th, 2018, 9:11 am

Annalisa56 wrote:
July 3rd, 2018, 5:16 am
Also please tell me how to pronounce "Teixeira" for the intro.
Getting ready to read my sections, so I looked this up.

https://forvo.com/search/Teixeira/
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Post by Annalisa56 » July 5th, 2018, 4:43 am

Thank you! I try to pronounce people's names correctly. I appreciate you looking that up.
Now everyone, big or little, has a story.

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Post by mightyfelix » July 5th, 2018, 8:49 am

Yes, indeed, thank you, Jo! I found this for Fabre as well: http://www.pronouncekiwi.com/Jean-Henri%20Fabre

I have updated the MW to reflect all new claims. I also gave myself the section on tarantulas. :D

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