[COMPLETE] The Ocean of Air, Meteorology for Beginners by A Giberne -ck

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Post by blueskies » February 1st, 2019, 2:18 pm

Carolin and Leni,

Here's chapter 4: Air as a Mixture
https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/oceanofair_04_giberne_128kb.mp3
7:50
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Post by blueskies » February 1st, 2019, 2:22 pm

Carolin,

I'd like to know your footnote inclusion preference. In chapter 6, The Resistance of Air, for example, on page 65, there's a one word footnote "Todhunter." This a reference to Isaac Todhunter (https://www.york.ac.uk/depts/maths/histstat/todhunter.pdf). To me, it's a bit of a flow break to include such a short one, especially because it doesn't include his first name.

Regardless, I'd like to claim chapter 6 please.
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Post by Carolin » February 2nd, 2019, 1:02 am

Thank you Elizabeth :thumbs:

No problem if you omit the footnote. Thank you!
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Post by Leni » February 2nd, 2019, 6:52 am

blueskies wrote:
February 1st, 2019, 2:18 pm
Carolin and Leni,

Here's chapter 4: Air as a Mixture
https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/oceanofair_04_giberne_128kb.mp3
7:50
Section 4, PL OK. I love the way the author makes simple comparisons to explain how things work, like the tea and sugar as the various chemical elements mixed together but not reacting. Very didactic and entertaining.
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Post by blueskies » February 2nd, 2019, 7:34 am

Leni wrote:
February 2nd, 2019, 6:52 am
blueskies wrote:
February 1st, 2019, 2:18 pm
Carolin and Leni,

Here's chapter 4: Air as a Mixture
https://librivox.org/uploads/carolin/oceanofair_04_giberne_128kb.mp3
7:50
Section 4, PL OK. I love the way the author makes simple comparisons to explain how things work, like the tea and sugar as the various chemical elements mixed together but not reacting. Very didactic and entertaining.
Thanks Leni. I'm also quite taken with her writing style, and already feel that I'd like to do more of her books when this one is finished.
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Post by Carolin » February 3rd, 2019, 2:34 am

Thank you leni :D
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Post by Leni » February 3rd, 2019, 8:51 am

blueskies wrote:
February 2nd, 2019, 7:34 am
Thanks Leni. I'm also quite taken with her writing style, and already feel that I'd like to do more of her books when this one is finished.
Agreed! I went to archive to take a look at some of her other books already. :mrgreen:
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Post by AlosLovecraft » February 3rd, 2019, 7:30 pm

Hi,

I am game to do section 0 and section 1. I do have a question though. At the end of the preface C. Pritchard says the following.
Bread thus cast upon the waters will be found hereafter in an abundant harvest of pleasant associations for hours of contemplation or of leisure : ELEV.
It is the ELEV that has thrown me for a loop. The quote itself is a spin on Ecclesiastes 11:1 "Cast your bread upon the waters, for you will find it after many days. "

It is written in italics so it may not be English. Any ideas on this mystery?
___ update___
OK. Spent some more time on it. It is greek "eien" is the word and the translation is "it is not". I checked the pronouciation and it is like saying e-ian. Still wonder why it is there but I will read it as is. :D

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Post by johnb2 » February 3rd, 2019, 10:03 pm

Hi Carolin

may I read: 7-8-9-10-11


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Post by Carolin » February 3rd, 2019, 11:59 pm

Thank you john :D
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Post by Carolin » February 4th, 2019, 12:00 am

AlosLovecraft wrote:
February 3rd, 2019, 7:30 pm
OK. Spent some more time on it. It is greek "eien" is the word and the translation is "it is not". I checked the pronouciation and it is like saying e-ian. Still wonder why it is there but I will read it as is. :D
Im so glad you solved this one, i wouldnt have known where to start :lol:

I also cant explain it, but i can give you the go ahead to read it in the way you suggest :thumbs:
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Post by Leni » February 4th, 2019, 3:59 am

AlosLovecraft wrote:
February 3rd, 2019, 7:30 pm
Hi,

I am game to do section 0 and section 1. I do have a question though. At the end of the preface C. Pritchard says the following.
Bread thus cast upon the waters will be found hereafter in an abundant harvest of pleasant associations for hours of contemplation or of leisure : ELEV.
It is the ELEV that has thrown me for a loop. The quote itself is a spin on Ecclesiastes 11:1 "Cast your bread upon the waters, for you will find it after many days. "

It is written in italics so it may not be English. Any ideas on this mystery?
___ update___
OK. Spent some more time on it. It is greek "eien" is the word and the translation is "it is not". I checked the pronouciation and it is like saying e-ian. Still wonder why it is there but I will read it as is. :D
I think the eien is being used there as in the dialogues in Greek plays, where it means more "be it so", "very well", "that is a good thing". Just my two cents. :mrgreen:
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Post by AlosLovecraft » February 4th, 2019, 6:54 pm

I think the eien is being used there as in the dialogues in Greek plays, where it means more "be it so", "very well", "that is a good thing". Just my two cents. :mrgreen:
That sounds like a mystery solved! Awesome. Now I'll get on with the reading :D

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Post by Carolin » February 4th, 2019, 11:48 pm

Thank you :thumbs:
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