COMPLETE: [BOTANY] Mushrooms and Toadstools, by W.G.Smith-Leni

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Post by silverquill » November 29th, 2019, 9:28 pm

This project is now complete. All files can be found in our catalogue page: https://librivox.org/mushrooms-and-toadstools-by-worthington-george-smith/

Mushrooms and Toadstools (Third Edition) by Worthington George Smith (1835 - 1917).

This is a useful, but not comprehensive description of both edible and poisonous fungi found in Great Britain. Although the book is well illustrated, the descriptions are well done and useful. ( Larry Wilson)
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Last edited by silverquill on January 16th, 2020, 11:46 am, edited 3 times in total.

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Post by silverquill » November 29th, 2019, 9:31 pm

Something a bit different.
A lot of Latin scientific name, but nothing too hard.
And, I've divided this into short sections for easy reading and listening.

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Post by Leni » November 30th, 2019, 3:02 pm

Hi, Larry

It's me again. Hope you don't mind if I MC this one as well. :mrgreen:

Edit: we have a window.
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Post by silverquill » December 1st, 2019, 4:35 pm

Very glad to have you, Leni!

MW is filled in, so we are READY FOR A DPL AND READERS.

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Post by pschempf » December 1st, 2019, 8:47 pm

Larry -

May I have section 10?
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Post by silverquill » December 1st, 2019, 10:25 pm

pschempf wrote:
December 1st, 2019, 8:47 pm
Larry -

May I have section 10?


Thanks for our first claimed section. :thumbs:

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Post by Peter Why » December 2nd, 2019, 7:56 am

I'd like sections 12 and 13, please.
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Post by Peter Why » December 2nd, 2019, 9:51 am

NOTE: Do note read references to figures or plate numbers.
Should "note" read "not"?

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Post by Tasniim » December 2nd, 2019, 11:10 am

Hi,
May I take section 8, please?(Oyster Mushroom to St. George’s Mushroom)

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Post by Leni » December 2nd, 2019, 5:02 pm

Moving us to Readers wanted.
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Post by silverquill » December 2nd, 2019, 9:37 pm

Tasniim wrote:
December 2nd, 2019, 11:10 am
Hi,
May I take section 8, please?(Oyster Mushroom to St. George’s Mushroom)
All yours!
Thanks.

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Post by pschempf » December 2nd, 2019, 10:13 pm

Larry -

Here's section 10 -

https://librivox.org/uploads/leni/toadstools_10_smith_128kb.mp3
Track length: 6:34
Fritz

"A small daily task, if it be really daily, will beat the labors of a spasmodic Hercules."

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Post by RuthP » December 3rd, 2019, 6:20 am

Can I read chapter 2 please ?

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Post by silverquill » December 3rd, 2019, 7:18 am

pschempf wrote:
December 2nd, 2019, 10:13 pm
Larry -

Here's section 10 -

https://librivox.org/uploads/leni/toadstools_10_smith_128kb.mp3
Track length: 6:34
Thanks so much, Phil!
Since we don't have a DPL yet, and because I wanted to hear your voice again, I listened to this and marked it PL OK.
The description of cooking the puffball brought back memories of the ones my older brother gathered in the wild and my mother cooked with a tasty brown gravy! (He's the only one I'd trust to select edible mushrooms). :mrgreen:

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Post by silverquill » December 3rd, 2019, 7:19 am

RuthP wrote:
December 3rd, 2019, 6:20 am
Can I read chapter 2 please ?
Oh, thank you so much for taking this long introduction. It is very interesting, though.

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