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Post by alg1001 » December 2nd, 2017, 7:49 am

The Elements of Botany by Asa Gray (1810 - 1888).

The book is intended to ground beginners in Structural Botany and the principles of vegetable life, mainly as concerns Flowering or Phanerogamous plants, with which botanical instruction should always begin; also to be a companion and interpreter to the Manuals and Floras by which the student threads his flowery way to a clear knowledge of the surrounding vegetable creation. Such a book, like a grammar, must needs abound in technical words, which thus arrayed may seem formidable; nevertheless, if rightly apprehended, this treatise should teach that the study of botany is not the learning of names and terms, but the acquisition of knowledge and ideas. No effort should be made to commit technical terms to memory. Any term used in describing a plant or explaining its structure can be looked up when it is wanted, and that should suffice. On the other hand, plans of [Pg iv]structure, types, adaptations, and modifications, once understood, are not readily forgotten; and they give meaning and interest to the technical terms used in explaining them. ( Asa Gray)
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In the mind, or consciousness of the Earth this flower first lay latent as a dream. Perhaps, in her consciousness, it nested as that which in us corresponds to a little thought.--A.Blackwood

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Post by knotyouraveragejo » December 3rd, 2017, 8:46 am

May I have the Introduction, please? Do you want me to include the Preface as well?
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Post by alg1001 » December 3rd, 2017, 3:09 pm

Hi Jo,
No, please don't include the preface.
Thank you for claiming the Introduction!
Amy :)
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Post by silverquill » December 11th, 2017, 10:16 pm

You can put me in as DPL, if you like.

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Post by alg1001 » December 12th, 2017, 8:24 am

Hi Larry,
That is fantastic.
Thank you!
Amy :D
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Post by Arrowan » December 13th, 2017, 2:55 am

Hi there
Im interested in doing chapters 19 and 20 (your veggie sections)

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Post by alg1001 » December 13th, 2017, 6:36 am

Welcome, Arrowan!
Please have your test approved first to ensure you tech specs are good before you put time in on a longer recording. Here is a link with the instructions.
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Amy
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Post by Arrowan » December 14th, 2017, 4:26 am

Hi Amy
thank you :)
I got a bit exited there!

I will post my link in the listeners forum, but here is my upload for ease of access if you need it too: https://librivox.org/uploads/tests/laurenmarshall.mp3

thanks!
Lauren

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Post by RubenW123 » December 18th, 2017, 10:24 pm

I can read part 15, fertilization

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Post by alg1001 » December 19th, 2017, 11:10 am

Thanks, Ruben. I will sign you up for it.
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Post by knotyouraveragejo » December 27th, 2017, 9:10 am

Here is section 1:

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/bo ... _128kb.mp3
5:23

I can continue with section 2. :)
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Post by alg1001 » December 27th, 2017, 6:53 pm

Great! Thank you for Section 1 and your claim, Jo!
Amy :D
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Post by silverquill » December 27th, 2017, 7:35 pm

knotyouraveragejo wrote:Here is section 1:

https://librivox.org/uploads/alg1001/bo ... _128kb.mp3
5:23

I can continue with section 2. :)
And we have our first section PL OK.
5% done!

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Post by alg1001 » December 28th, 2017, 6:18 am

yay! Thanks, Larry! :D
In the mind, or consciousness of the Earth this flower first lay latent as a dream. Perhaps, in her consciousness, it nested as that which in us corresponds to a little thought.--A.Blackwood

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Post by Zinkies » December 29th, 2017, 1:14 am

May I claim sections 9&10 on flowers?
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