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Post by Carolin » January 7th, 2018, 5:42 am

The Book of the Ocean by Ernest Ingersoll (1852 - 1946).

This project is now complete! All audio files can now be found on the catalog page for this project https://librivox.org/the-book-of-the-ocean-by-ernest-ingersoll/
The Book of the Ocean is precisely what its tite promises. It contains a rather broad overview of all topics connected to the ocean, such as its geography and the history of the exploration of the oceans. Besides the oceans themselves, the book contains several chapters on the different aspects of seafaring: building ships and seafaring, war ships, merchant ships and voyages, piracy, and yachting. ( Carolin)
    1. How to claim a part, and "how it all works" here To find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are "up for grabs." Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you would like to read (include the section number from the left-most column in the reader list, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
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    3. Is there a deadline? We ask that you submit your recorded sections within 1-2 months of placing your claim. Please note that to be fair to the readers who have completed their sections in a timely way, if you haven't submitted your recording(s) after two months, your sections will automatically be re-opened for other readers to claim, unless you post in this thread to request an extension. Extensions will be granted at the discretion of the Book Coordinator. If you cannot do your section, for whatever reason, just let me know and it'll go back to the pool. There's no shame in this; we're all volunteers and things happen.Please do not sign up for more sections than you can complete within the two month deadline.
    4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/56311
    5. Please claim sections (the numbers in the first column below)! If this is your first recording, please let me know under which name or pseudonym you'd like to appear in the LibriVox catalogue. We can also link to a personal website/blog.

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    6. You can read the footnotes if you like, but you need not.
    7. Please see for the division of longer chapters the next post below!
    8. BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: viewtopic.php?p=6430#p6430

      Set your recording software to:
      Channels: 1 (Mono)
      Bit Rate: 128 kbps
      Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz
    9. DURING recording:
      No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
      Make sure you add this to the beginning of your recording:
      START of recording (Intro)
      • "Section [number] of The Book of the Ocean. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
      • If you wish, say: "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
      • Say:
        "The Book of the Ocean, by Ernest Ingersoll. [Chapter title]"

      END of recording
      • At the end of the section, say:
        "End of Section [number]"
      • If you wish, say:
        "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
      • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
        "End of The Book of the Ocean, by Ernest Ingersoll. "

      There should be ~5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.

      Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!
    10. AFTER recording
      Need noise-cleaning?
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      bookoftheocean_##_ingersoll_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. bookoftheocean_01_ingersoll_128kb.mp3)
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Post by Carolin » January 7th, 2018, 5:54 am

Secrets Won from the Frozen North, part 1

please read until
This has always been regarded as one of the greatest achievements in polar work of this century, not only because of the heroism and skill shown, and the new lands discovered, but because it promised so much for the future—a promise that has been largely fulfilled.

Secrets Won from the Frozen North, part 2

please start at
The next important expedition was another attack upon the Northeast Passage, the hope of which would not “down”; and it was under the leadership of Professor Adolf Erik Nordenskjöld, a Swedish geologist and naturalist of Stockholm, although born in Finland, who had made several previous journeys to Greenland, Spitzbergen, etc.,

War-Ships and Naval Battles - Part I - Wooden Walls, from Salamis to Trafalgar, part 1

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Another lesson was, that a sea-fight was a sailor’s battle, where soldiers were out of place, and that to take a great number of weak ships into action, crowded with men, was only to risk life unnecessarily. Hence, larger and more heavily armed ships, but fewer of them, appear in later engagements; and in place of a bunch of vessels, “huddled together like a flock of sheep,” at which to shoot, the open order gave the gunners small and single targets.

War-Ships and Naval Battles - Part I - Wooden Walls, from Salamis to Trafalgar, part 2

please start at
All these changes combined to enforce the wisdom of meeting an enemy in a widely spaced line, where the strongest fighting-ships were put forward, and smaller vessels came up in the rear. Those ahead met the battle-ships at the head of the enemy’s column, and the lesser ones, as they came up, were paired off against those of their own size, so that the battle became a series of equalized duels.

Dangers of the Deep, part 1

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It was then replaced by the one that stands there to-day, rivaling its magnificent neighbor on the Biscay shore opposite, the lighthouse of Carduan, which was built to support a bonfire of oak, but has remained to be lighted successively by oil-lamps, by gas-burners, and finally by electricity.

Dangers of the Deep, part 2

please start at
A somewhat similar history belongs to some of the lighthouses on this side of the Atlantic. The first one regularly set up in the United States was that on the north side of the entrance to Boston harbor, erected in 1716; but many others go back to Colonial days—that on Sandy Hook,214 for instance.
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Post by Carolin » January 7th, 2018, 6:09 am

this is going to be fun i think :)

all readers and a dpl are most welcome!
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Post by silverquill » January 7th, 2018, 2:18 pm

Hmmm. I was browsing the other day and saw this book which struck me as interesting, so I'm glad to see it as a project. :thumbs:
I'd be glad to take Section 1 and DPL.

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Post by Carolin » January 8th, 2018, 2:05 am

Thank you larry!

Same for me, i browsed gutenberg and liked it straight away :lol:
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Post by 5Tommy00 » January 8th, 2018, 11:24 am

I'd like to take a crack at Ch. 2.

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Post by Carolin » January 8th, 2018, 12:59 pm

thank you :)
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Post by sskim » January 8th, 2018, 10:10 pm

Hi,

Can I have 4 & 5?

Thanks.

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Post by Carolin » January 9th, 2018, 11:59 am

Thank you :thumbs:
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Post by gawoozle » January 10th, 2018, 8:34 pm

I would love to do some reading. Sections 17 and 18 please.

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Post by AprilWalters » January 10th, 2018, 8:52 pm

I'd like 3 & 11 please!
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Post by Carolin » January 11th, 2018, 2:35 pm

Thank you both :thumbs:
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Post by Mfassio » January 18th, 2018, 4:23 pm

I'd like to take section 16 please!
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Post by Mfassio » January 18th, 2018, 4:23 pm

I'd like to take section 16 please!
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