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Post by Availle » August 19th, 2017, 11:30 pm

The Story of Eclipses by George F. Chambers (1841 - 1915).

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Public attention is already being directed to the forthcoming total eclipse of the Sun on May 28, 1900. This eclipse, though only visible as a partial one in England, will be total no further off than Portugal and Spain. Considering also that the line of totality will pass across a large tract of country forming part of the United States, it may be inferred that there will be an enormous number of English-speaking spectators of the phenomenon. It is for these in general that this little book has been written. (To be adapted before cataloging)
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Post by Availle » August 19th, 2017, 11:59 pm

I just found this on gutenberg and thought it would be a good - albeit slightly late - addition to our catalog.

DPL welcome! :D
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » August 20th, 2017, 5:02 am

Ava,
May I read 5-7?
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Post by Availle » August 20th, 2017, 6:09 am

By way of preparation eh? :wink:

All yours MaryAnn, pity I found this book so late...
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Post by plaidsicle » August 20th, 2017, 7:37 am

oooh, can I claim 19 and 20?
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Post by Ealswythe » August 20th, 2017, 9:24 am

This is fascinating to me, since the Great American Solar Eclipse will be tomorrow! We are not in the Path of Totality, but we do get to see 60% of the solar eclipse. I would love to take sections 2, 14, and 18!
I assume that I do read the captions on each of the figures, and the footnotes, as well?
Thank you!
:D
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Post by Lmnei » August 20th, 2017, 12:51 pm

Hi!

Can I please take 17, 20 and 21?

Thanks so much!
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Post by Availle » August 20th, 2017, 4:44 pm

Thanks for claiming plaidsicle!

Ealswythe: Please don't read the figure captions - not much point in an audiobook - and skip the footnotes - most of them are references anyway.

Lmnei: I'm sorry, but plaidsicle beat you to section 20... the other two are your though.

Have fun! :D
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Post by MaryAnnSpiegel » August 20th, 2017, 4:49 pm

Availle wrote:By way of preparation eh? :wink:
Yes ma'am!

Homework done . . . although I'm not in the zone of totality, so I doubt if I will get to see much of what is described. Not that it matters, the front is already moving in and the forcast for tomorrow is partly to mostly cloudy. Sigh. :|

Still - on the posative side - I will be downtown, on the lake shore, with one of the best views of Chicago available from land! 8-)

5 - 24.02 - https://librivox.org/uploads/availle/storyofeclipses_05_chambers_128kb.mp3
6 - 22.13 - https://librivox.org/uploads/availle/storyofeclipses_06_chambers_128kb.mp3
7 - 3.30 - https://librivox.org/uploads/availle/storyofeclipses_07_chambers_128kb.mp3

And may I claim 8 and 9 for later reading?

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Post by Rapunzelina » August 20th, 2017, 5:06 pm

Can I please be DPL?

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Post by Availle » August 20th, 2017, 5:22 pm

Thanks MaryAnn, that was fast! :shock: I didn't expect anything over night - and now the first sections are in, and about half of the project is claimed already...

Welcome on board Rapunzelina - you're in as DPL. Enjoy! :D
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Post by Lynnet » August 20th, 2017, 7:34 pm

Aaagh I won't get a chance to record for a few days, but if you're still here, I'll be back. We're just 6 miles from the path to totality (how accurate is it anyway?) but we're off to an eclipse party at a vineyard on a mountain top.
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Post by Ealswythe » August 20th, 2017, 7:55 pm

Lynnet wrote:Aaagh I won't get a chance to record for a few days, but if you're still here, I'll be back. We're just 6 miles from the path to totality (how accurate is it anyway?) but we're off to an eclipse party at a vineyard on a mountain top.
Wow, Lynnet, yes, you're in Oregon, Path of Totality! Here in Los Angeles, we should see about 60%. And apparently, where I am, in the San Fernando Valley, it will be the best viewing conditions, because the rest of the city will be covered by a marine layer.
It will be interesting here, for sure! :D
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Post by Rapunzelina » August 21st, 2017, 9:05 am

Listening to the descriptions in sections 5, 6, 7, was like watching the eclipse, so I'm OK with not actually seeing it! :mrgreen:
PL OK for sections 5,6,7!

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Post by Lynnet » August 21st, 2017, 2:38 pm

Rapunzelina wrote:Listening to the descriptions in sections 5, 6, 7, was like watching the eclipse, so I'm OK with not actually seeing it! :mrgreen:
PL OK for sections 5,6,7!
It was pretty amazing... I wasn't especially excited and was going along with hubby; but it was definitely something to remember. And afterwards, nobody spoke for several minutes while we just absorbed the moment. :9: :9: 8-)
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