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Post by Availle » April 1st, 2020, 5:32 am

Marvels of Modern Science by Paul Severing.

This project is now complete. All recordings can be found on the catalog page:
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The purpose of this little book is to give a general idea of a few of the great achievements of our time. For instance, the flying machine is engaging the attention of the old, the young and the middle-aged, and soon the whole world will be on the wing. Radium, "the revealer," is opening the door to possibilities almost beyond human conception. Wireless Telegraphy is crossing thousands of miles of space with invisible feet and making the nations of the earth as one. 'Tis the same with the other subjects,—one and all are of vital, human interest, and are extremely attractive on account of their importance in the civilization of today. Mighty, sublime, wonderful, as have been the achievements of past science, as yet we are but on the verge of the continents of discovery. Where is the wizard who can tell what lies in the womb of time? Just as our conceptions of many things have been revolutionized in the past, those which we hold to-day of the cosmic processes may have to be remodeled in the future. Science is ever on the march and what is new to-day will be old to-morrow. We cannot go back, we must go forward, and although we can never reach finality in aught, we can improve on the past to enrich the future. (From the Introduction)
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    Genres for the project: *Non-fiction/Science; *Non-fiction/Technology & Engineering
    Keywords that describe the book: history, physics, war, airplanes, film, electricity, telegraph, astronomy, archaeology, architecture, ship, civil engineering
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Post by Availle » April 1st, 2020, 5:52 am

This looks like fun - "modern" science as of 1910, from the serious chapter on radium to the fun movies to a very philosophical question in the end.

DPL very welcome!
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Post by maxgal » April 1st, 2020, 8:49 am

Hello Ava, I'm back! 8-)
I'd love to do sections 4 (movies) and 7 (plants)!
I love old movies!
And I love Luther Burbank! I grew up in Santa Rosa, where his house/museum is; and I live in Sebastopol, where his experimental farm is!
And... I like the way Severing writes; it's very fluid and "natural" sounding.
Thank you very much...LJB
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Post by realisticspeakers » April 1st, 2020, 9:16 am

Can I read Section 3?
Truth exists for the wise, Beauty for a feeling heart: They belong to each other. - Beethoven
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Post by Availle » April 1st, 2020, 9:20 am

Thank you both for claiming - those sections are yours. Enjoy! :D
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Post by knotyouraveragejo » April 1st, 2020, 2:36 pm

Chapter XI for me, please. :)
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Post by Desenbigh » April 1st, 2020, 4:41 pm

Hello can I do section one and section fourteen? These look really interesting!
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Post by Availle » April 1st, 2020, 5:32 pm

Yours jo, thank you!
Desenbigh wrote:
April 1st, 2020, 4:41 pm
Hello can I do section one and section fourteen? These look really interesting!
Hi there and welcome to LV and to this project!

I see that you're brand new, and since I don't know if you've ever recorded anything, please do our test as the very first thing! Your welcome mail has all the infos and links you need; post the result over in "Listeners and Editors Wanted" please.

For now, I've pencilled you in for those two sections, please come back and claim "for real" when your test got an [OK].

Have fun on here! :D
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Post by Kikisaulite » April 2nd, 2020, 2:31 am

Can I please be the DPL? :)
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Post by Availle » April 2nd, 2020, 4:58 am

Most certainly, thank you! :D
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Post by Desenbigh » April 2nd, 2020, 2:47 pm

I'm waiting for a reply, but I sent in a recording proof :)
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Post by Availle » April 2nd, 2020, 2:55 pm

As it says quite clearly in the instructions for the 1-Minute-Test, you will need to take the link you get from the uploader and post it over in "Listeners and Editors Wanted". If you don't do that, nobody knows that your test has arrived and thus nobody will be able to give you any kind of feedback.

Thanks. :D
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Post by nkrant » April 3rd, 2020, 6:53 am

Hello, I can read chapters 1 (Flying Machines) and 6 (Ocean Palaces) if they are still available. I got the OK on my 1 minute test yesterday, so this will be my first narration. I am very excited, but please let me know if there is anything I should be aware of.

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Post by Availle » April 3rd, 2020, 7:00 am

Hi Nick and welcome to LV and this project! :thumbs:

It's great that you passed your test with flying colors, congrats! I have signed you on for chapter 6 only - yesterday, Desenbigh has requested chapter 1, I want to give him a bit more time to get his test in. :D

What I have to know for starters is what name you'd like to have in the catalog. This can be your real name, your forum name... if you're planning on saying a name in your recordings this would be a good choice, so that your fans can find you.

Other than that, just one tip: Relax! You've already passed your first recording - the test. :wink:
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Post by nkrant » April 3rd, 2020, 7:19 am

Great, I'll just use my forum name, N Krant. I can also read chapter 10 (Electricity in the Household) if that is still waiting to be filled. Thank you for guiding me through through the first narration.

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