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Post by alg1001 » January 21st, 2019, 10:07 pm

The Elements of Herpetology and Ichthyology by William Ruschenberger (1807 - 1895).

This succinct little textbook from 1844 presents an introduction to herpetology and ichthyology. The information, albeit not current, is still interesting and of use as a general overview of reptiles, amphibians, and fish. Please note that the classification of the animals may have changed since this time, as well as their environmental status. The step back in time to hear the Victorian view of nature makes it a remarkable read in itself. The author was president of the Academy of Natural Sciences. ( A. Gramour)
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Post by alg1001 » January 21st, 2019, 10:28 pm

This is it, the last in the this series of natural history books by William Ruschenberger. It has been my mission since 2011 to get all of them out there. The others, The Elements of Anatomy and Physiology, The Elements of Botany, The Elements of Entomology, The Elements of Geology, The Elements of Mammalogy, The Elements of Ornithology, and The Elements of Conchology, are all in the catalog now. It is exciting to be on the last one. I expect it will be the only herpetology textbook in audio free to the world. :9:
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Post by Nichalia » February 17th, 2019, 6:29 pm

Can I please read section 1 and 9, Lessons 1 (reptiles! wooo!) and 8?

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Post by alg1001 » February 18th, 2019, 7:33 am

Hi Nichalia,
I signed you up for them.
Thank you!
Amy :D
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Post by silverquill » March 11th, 2019, 9:05 pm

Well, I wasn't going to make any claims in March, but I would like to take 11,12 the two glossary sections. I think I did this for one of the other books, probably the anatomy one. I think it's kind of fun. Then we'll see what happens.

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Post by alg1001 » March 12th, 2019, 4:49 am

Thanks for working on this one Ruschenberger book, too! I signed you up for the glossary.
-Amy :D
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Post by alg1001 » March 13th, 2019, 7:52 am

Hi,
Section 5 is in. More are recorded by I have editing to do.
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/herp_05_ruschenberger_128kb.mp3
22:46
There is a tremendous amount that isn't up to date in this one. Apparently amphibians had not been established and these are all lumped in with reptiles. But of course it is expected to be inaccurate in places; it was early days.
Have a good day, All!
Amy
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Post by silverquill » March 13th, 2019, 7:54 am

alg1001 wrote:
March 13th, 2019, 7:52 am
Hi,
Section 5 is in. More are recorded by I have editing to do.
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/herp_05_ruschenberger_128kb.mp3
22:46
Have a good day, All!
Amy
I'll put this on my PL list unless someone else wants to do it.

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Post by alg1001 » March 22nd, 2019, 7:42 am

That would be great, Larry. I have two more done. I am just trying to get them done while I have the chance to record.

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/herp_02_ruschenberger_128kb.mp3
23:50
https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/herp_03_ruschenberger_128kb.mp3
29:45

Happy Friday!
Amy :D

p.s.
In these two sections I read some flow charts because they seemed to add to the text, but I can chop them out if they sound confusing.
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Post by lubee930 » May 1st, 2019, 6:42 am

Hi Amy--May I please claim Section 06 - Lesson V. Class of Fishes--?

Thanks!
Kind regards,
Lucretia

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Post by alg1001 » May 1st, 2019, 5:07 pm

Hi Lucretia,
It is all yours.
Thank you for your claim!
Amy :)
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Post by lubee930 » May 16th, 2019, 11:54 am

Hi Amy--I've recorded and am editing my Section 06. The lesson ends with a rather hairy table on Page 90. Since your instructions said that we should not read the charts, I recorded the last sentence in two different ways. Could you let me know which way you prefer?

1. "...furnish naturalists with the basis for the division of the two groups into orders."

-OR-

2. "...furnish naturalists with the basis for the division of the two groups into orders as may be seen in the table on Page 90 of the text."

So I guess it depends on whether you want the written text referenced in that last sentence--? Or not. Or as far as actually recording the table on Page 90, I'll give it a shot if you would like me to do so.

Thanks! :)
Kind regards,
Lucretia

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Post by alg1001 » May 16th, 2019, 4:41 pm

Hi Lucretia,
I think it works good the first way
1. "...furnish naturalists with the basis for the division of the two groups into orders."
I definitely wouldn't tackle that chart!
Have a good night!
-Amy :)
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Post by lubee930 » May 17th, 2019, 10:46 pm

So here is my Section 06 - Class of Fishes:

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/herp_06_ruschenberger_128kb.mp3
39:13
Kind regards,
Lucretia

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Post by alg1001 » May 18th, 2019, 9:28 am

Thank you, Lucretia! I will PL soon.
-Amy :D
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