[EXPLORERS] Little Masterpieces of Science - Explorers, by George Iles -jo

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » June 12th, 2022, 3:13 pm

Little Masterpieces of Science - Explorers, by George Iles (1852 - 1942)
"The love of adventure, the expectation of the unexpected, have ever prompted men stout of heart, and ready of resource, to brave the perils of wilderness and sea that they might set their feet where man never trod before." (George Iles in the preface) This last in the series of Little Masterpieces of Science to be recorded for LibriVox includes essays by or about the explorations of Christopher Columbus, Lewis & Clark, Zebulon Pike, Charles Wilkes, Clarence King and John Wesley Powell. (Summary by J. M. Smallheer)
Source text (please read only from this text!): https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/29502

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Genres for the project: *Non-fiction/Travel & Geography/Exploration

Keywords that describe the book: explorers, Columbus, John Wesley Powell, lewis & clark, zebulon pike, clarence king, charles wilkes

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Post by JorWat » June 13th, 2022, 5:33 pm

More of these Little Masterpieces of Science? Sign me up! As DPL, that is.
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Post by Availle » June 13th, 2022, 6:01 pm

Could I read section 4 on Manila please?
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Post by knotyouraveragejo » June 13th, 2022, 8:08 pm

Thank you both!
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Post by oblivionsunset » June 14th, 2022, 2:00 pm

Could I read The Ascent of Mount Tyndall please?

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » June 14th, 2022, 3:04 pm

Hi oblivionsunset. I'll sign you up for section 5., The Ascent of Mount Tyndall. I see this will be your first section for LibriVox. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. :)

Meanwhile, I'll also need to know by what name you would like to be listed in the catalog. This can be the same as your forum name, your real name or another pseudonym of your choice. If you have a personal website, that can be linked as well.

Thanks and welcome to Librivox. :)
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Post by noisecraft » June 14th, 2022, 5:55 pm

Hi, I'd love to take the first chapter of Columbus Discovers America. It'll be my first reading for Librivox, so I'm pretty excited :)

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » June 14th, 2022, 8:49 pm

Hi noisecraft,

The chapter on Columbus is yours. :) As this will be your first recording for LibriVox, I'll need to know by what name you would like to be listed in the catalog. This can be the same as your forum name, your real name or another pseudonym of your choice. If you have a personal website, that can be linked as well.

Let me know if you have any questions.

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Post by Availle » June 17th, 2022, 4:42 am

Jo, do you want the biographies at the beginning read?
Also, you're missing a forum link in the database. :evil:
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Post by yourbookvoice » June 17th, 2022, 6:52 am

What a great project! I'd like to claim the following section:

3 The Sources of the Mississippi by Zebulon M. Pike Open

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » June 17th, 2022, 9:12 am

Availle wrote:
June 17th, 2022, 4:42 am
Jo, do you want the biographies at the beginning read?
Also, you're missing a forum link in the database. :evil:
No, please don't read the biographies, just the body of the essay. I'll add a note to that effect to the top post. Sorry about the forum link. I thought I added it, but must not have saved it. Probably had too many windows open. :? It's there now.
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Post by knotyouraveragejo » June 17th, 2022, 9:13 am

yourbookvoice wrote:
June 17th, 2022, 6:52 am
What a great project! I'd like to claim the following section:

3 The Sources of the Mississippi by Zebulon M. Pike Open

Thank you,
Kerry Adams
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Thanks, Kerry. I'll enter your claim for section 3.
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Post by yourbookvoice » June 17th, 2022, 9:59 am

knotyouraveragejo wrote:
June 17th, 2022, 9:13 am
yourbookvoice wrote:
June 17th, 2022, 6:52 am
What a great project! I'd like to claim the following section:

3 The Sources of the Mississippi by Zebulon M. Pike Open

Thank you,
Kerry Adams
Your Book Voice
Thanks, Kerry. I'll enter your claim for section 3.
Much appreciated Jo, I'm glad to be on board with this latest "adventure". :)
Be of good cheer.
Kerry

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » June 17th, 2022, 11:12 am

Preface is uploaded and ready for PL. :)
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Post by kwpapke » June 18th, 2022, 7:23 am

Having done extensive backpacking in the Big Ditch, I am excited to read:

6 The Grand Caῆon of the Colorado is Explored by John Wesley Powell

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