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Post by Availle » May 3rd, 2020, 9:08 pm

The Life of a Fossil Hunter by Charles Sternberg (1850 - 1943).

This project is now complete! All files can be downloaded from the catalog page:
https://librivox.org/life-of-a-fossil-hunter-by-charles-sternberg/


Charles Sternberg was an American fossil collector and paleontologist. He was active in both fields from 1876 to 1928, and collected fossils for private collectors as well as for international museums. This book is part travelogue, part paleontology, and part historical narrative of life on the open prairie. In it, Sternberg tells of his early interest in fossil hunting as a boy, and scientific expeditions from his first in 1876 to one for the Munich Museum in 1901. ( Ava)
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    BC Admin ============================================
    Genres for the project: *Non-fiction/Science/Earth Sciences; *Non-fiction/Animals; *Non-fiction/Biography & Autobiography/Memoirs
    Keywords that describe the book: dinosaurs, paleontology, fossils, excavation
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Post by hertzm » May 3rd, 2020, 10:24 pm

Hi there! Can I do section 11 please :)

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Post by Availle » May 4th, 2020, 12:13 am

Hi there and welcome back! :D

It's been a while :wink: so maybe it's best if you do a quick One-Minute Test before you begin recording again? Just post it over in "Listeners and Editors Wanted", wait for your [OK] and then you come back to me?

While you're waiting for that coveted [OK], you can think about a catalog name too (since I don't see any recordings of yours?) If you're planning on saying your name in the intro/outro of your recordings, this would be a good choice so that your fans can find you in the catalog.

Just let me know!
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Post by adrianstephens » May 4th, 2020, 10:35 pm

I'll take sections 1 and 2 please.
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Post by Availle » May 4th, 2020, 10:43 pm

Thanks for taking care of the two longest sections! Have fun! :D
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Post by adrianstephens » May 4th, 2020, 10:46 pm

Availle wrote:
May 4th, 2020, 10:43 pm
Thanks for taking care of the two longest sections! Have fun! :D
Thanks, yes, the length will be a challenge. I'll just have to speak extra fast :0)
My Librivox-related YouTube series starts here: Part 0: Introduction. https://youtu.be/pMHYycgA5VU
...
Part 15: Case Study (Poem) https://youtu.be/41sr_VC1Qxo
Part 16: Case Study 2 (Dramatic Reading) https://youtu.be/GBIAd469vnM

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Post by Availle » May 4th, 2020, 10:50 pm

You have 74 minutes per section max. :D
Should not be a problem as such, but still, anything over 45 minutes starts to drag for me at least.
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Post by RFreyVO » May 5th, 2020, 8:29 am

Hello. I'd like to do sections 3 and 4 please. Thank you.

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Post by ToddHW » May 5th, 2020, 11:32 am

May I read sections 12 and 13?

Thanks, Todd

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Post by Availle » May 5th, 2020, 7:21 pm

Thank you gentlemen!
RFreyVO wrote:
May 5th, 2020, 8:29 am
Hello. I'd like to do sections 3 and 4 please. Thank you.
Welcome to this project! I see you've already passed you test - well done!

I've entered your claim into the MW and you have 2 months time for recording it.
On top of that, I'd still need your catalog name so that your fans can find you. It's best to choose the name that you say in the recording intro/outro, but anything goes, really...

Have fun on here!
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Post by RFreyVO » May 5th, 2020, 7:32 pm

I guess Ryan Frey for the catalog name would be fine. Thank you and have a great night.:)

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Post by adrianstephens » May 5th, 2020, 10:25 pm

Hello Ava,

Can I have your instruction on how to handle the references to graphics. I have in section 1:

"often standing on softer rocks that had been weathered away into columns, the whole giving the effect of giant mushrooms, as seen in the cuts (Figs. 1–3)." as the (wood-)cuts are not spoken, the reference makes no sense. Propose to omit ", as seen in the cuts (...)"

likewise:
"I trimmed off the rough stone from the margin of the nodules, as illustrated in the woodcuts by Christian Weber of New York (Fig. 5, c, d, e, and f), a labor of love on his part, for which I am deeply grateful."
I propose to delete everything after "nodules".

and
"The illustrations (Fig. 5, a and b) show the nodules before they are opened, and the open specimens before they have been trimmed, as in the other cuts."
I propose to omit the sentence.


After "everything else is dead to me." is a letter reproduced as a handwriting graphic. I tried reading the letter, but can decipher only 95% of it.
The text states: "The letter here reproduced has been as a lodestar to lead me on past all discouragements in the path which as a boy of seventeen I set out to follow. May it shed light upon the life of some other straggler!"
I would propose to omit this text.

Do you agree?

Best Regards,
Adrian
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Part 16: Case Study 2 (Dramatic Reading) https://youtu.be/GBIAd469vnM

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Post by Availle » May 5th, 2020, 10:30 pm

Oh, I forgot that this is science... I should have made this clear from the beginning. :roll:

We do not omit whole sentences but read the text as written, even here. :wink:

You can omit references to figures where leaving them out does not change the sentence as in your second example. In the first and third example, since it is an integral part of the sentence, please read them.

You can omit the letter and treat it as a figure (like the others), so you don't have to read it. However, please leave the text where it is referenced intact.

Hope this makes everything unclear. I'll add an explanation to the top post in a moment.
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Post by adrianstephens » May 6th, 2020, 9:25 am

My Librivox-related YouTube series starts here: Part 0: Introduction. https://youtu.be/pMHYycgA5VU
...
Part 15: Case Study (Poem) https://youtu.be/41sr_VC1Qxo
Part 16: Case Study 2 (Dramatic Reading) https://youtu.be/GBIAd469vnM

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Post by Availle » May 6th, 2020, 5:42 pm

That was quick, thank you! :D
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