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Post by Leni » February 13th, 2020, 8:34 am

The Living Animals of the World, Volume 1: Mammals by Charles Lewis Cornish, ed. (1810 - 1870).
"The Living Animals of the Natural world, subtitled "a popular Natural History", proposed to present the most updated version of the wonders of the Animal World in a new and clearer form. It used photography instead of the traditional illustrations of the life of beasts, birds, fishes, insects, corals, and the subjects photographed were obtained from every part of the world, many of them from the most distant islands of the Southern Ocean, the great barrier reef of Australia, the New Zealand hills, the Indian jungle, the South African veldt, and the rivers of British Columbia. But not only the illustrations were important, since the attention given to the descriptive portion of the work was also meticulous, and the Editor had the assistance of specialists, eminent alike in the world of science and practical discovery. The result is a very thorough picture of human knowledge of the animal world at the time of publication, in 1902. <br><br>LibriVox volunteers wish to thank the volunteers of Distributed Proofreaders for their work over the last 20 years to convert public domain books into e-books. "The Living Animals of the World, Volume 1: Mammals" was PG's 60,000th title. Congratulations and Happy Anniversary Distributed Proofreaders! (Summary by Leni)".
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Post by Leni » February 13th, 2020, 8:39 am

This is the second of our commemorative projects in honor of DP's anniversary (more about it here). It is quite a long book, but we decided to bet we could do it before September 30th, in time for the Anniversary. This was Project Gutenberg's 60,000th project completed! :)

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Post by silverquill » February 13th, 2020, 9:01 am

Wow!
I had my eye on this one, and had started some prep work on it, but got bogged down, so very glad to see it launched. Big undertaking to prepare. I'm pretty full up on DPL projects, but I'd be glad to read the introduction. Maybe something more later.

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Post by Leni » February 13th, 2020, 9:02 am

silverquill wrote:
February 13th, 2020, 9:01 am
Wow!
I had my eye on this one, and had started some prep work on it, but got bogged down, so very glad to see it launched. Big undertaking to prepare. I'm pretty full up on DPL projects, but I'd be glad to read the introduction. Maybe something more later.
Thanks, Larry! I assigned you the introduction. :D
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Post by Kitty » February 13th, 2020, 9:30 am

can I claim section 33, in which my bunny is very interested in :) I will read it to her.

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » February 13th, 2020, 10:20 am

Hi Leni,

May I have section 20 on coyotes? We just moved to an area where they are apparently quite common, so this will be a good opportunity to learn more about them! Thanks. :)
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Post by Leni » February 13th, 2020, 1:11 pm

Kitty wrote:
February 13th, 2020, 9:30 am
can I claim section 33, in which my bunny is very interested in :) I will read it to her.

Sonia
I am sure bunny will love it :D Thanks!
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Post by Leni » February 13th, 2020, 1:11 pm

knotyouraveragejo wrote:
February 13th, 2020, 10:20 am
Hi Leni,

May I have section 20 on coyotes? We just moved to an area where they are apparently quite common, so this will be a good opportunity to learn more about them! Thanks. :)
Thanks, Jo!
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Post by mightyfelix » February 13th, 2020, 4:31 pm

Oh wow, this looks like such fun! I'll start with sections 9 and 15 please.

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Post by Leni » February 13th, 2020, 4:50 pm

mightyfelix wrote:
February 13th, 2020, 4:31 pm
Oh wow, this looks like such fun! I'll start with sections 9 and 15 please.
Thanks, Devorah! Sections assigned.
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Post by RuthP » February 14th, 2020, 6:55 am

Section 35 - the elephant, please!

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Post by Leni » February 14th, 2020, 8:51 am

RuthP wrote:
February 14th, 2020, 6:55 am
Section 35 - the elephant, please!
Thanks, Ruth!
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » February 14th, 2020, 3:40 pm

Kitty,
I thought your rabbit would want to hear the section on her namesake foxes!

Leni,
My cat would like to hear section 30 on Squirrels as he is currently engaged in a long-term deep study of their habits and proclivities. May I read that one?

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Post by Leni » February 14th, 2020, 4:11 pm

MaryAnnSpiegel wrote:
February 14th, 2020, 3:40 pm
Kitty,
I thought your rabbit would want to hear the section on her namesake foxes!

Leni,
My cat would like to hear section 30 on Squirrels as he is currently engaged in a long-term deep study of their habits and proclivities. May I read that one?

MaryAnn
:lol: Sure, MaryAnn, thanks for claiming. My cats will then have to wait for another volume, since all they care for at the moment are the pidgeons and they are not in this volume, unfortunately... :lol:
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Post by Kitty » February 15th, 2020, 2:21 am

MaryAnnSpiegel wrote:
February 14th, 2020, 3:40 pm
I thought your rabbit would want to hear the section on her namesake foxes!
that may come later....but I fear she may be afraid of some things she'll hear (namely, what those foxes might eat ;) )

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