COMPLETE National Geographic Magazine Vol. 08 - July-August 1897

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Post by Rapunzelina » March 26th, 2018, 10:47 am

The National Geographic Magazine Vol. 08 - July-August 1897.

This project is complete and all audiofiles are in the catalogue! https://librivox.org/the-national-geographic-magazine-vol-08-07-july-august-1897-by-national-geographic-society/


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The National Geographic Magazine, an illustrated monthly, the July-August Number.
It includes the following articles:
  • The Venezuelan Boundary Commission and its Work, by Marcus Baker
  • Mineral Production in the United States, by John Hyde
  • The Forests and Deserts of Arizona, by Bernard E. Fernow
  • Mount St. Helens, by Lieut. Charles P. Elliott
  • Geographic Literature
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Post by BettyB » March 26th, 2018, 12:24 pm

may I claim 5 and 6
Thank you.
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Post by Rapunzelina » March 26th, 2018, 2:06 pm

Sure, Betty! Thank you!

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Post by Availle » March 26th, 2018, 4:19 pm

Only if you have lots of time for this: Could I read the two sections on Arizona?

I travelled there in 2003, lovely place - especially the deserts! :9: (Can't seem to remember any forests though... :lol: )
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Post by silverquill » March 26th, 2018, 8:32 pm

Okay, I'll take what's left, Sections 1 and 2, if I may.

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Post by Rapunzelina » March 27th, 2018, 7:29 am

Thank you, Larry and Ava! Don't worry about the time, we are relaxed :9:

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Post by BettyB » April 9th, 2018, 8:17 pm

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ngm08_07_05_128kb.mp3 (13:14)

https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ngm08_07_06_128kb.mp3 (9:21)

Imagine my surprise when one of the entries in the Literature chapter (Asia) was my solo from a few months ago!! :clap:

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Post by Rapunzelina » April 11th, 2018, 10:44 am

:D And is the description accurate?

Thank you so much, Betty! PL OK!

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Post by BettyB » April 11th, 2018, 3:40 pm

Yes it is. He wrote about 8-10 of these books usually each covering a continent. We have done all of them that are public domain- a few as group and mostly soloes by yours truly. Fascinating, especially one I am doing now on the Holy Land and Syria. Gives the reader so much historical context of conditions in the early 1920's and today.
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Post by Availle » April 12th, 2018, 7:08 pm

Rapunzelina, could you please enter the forum link into the database?

Every time I click on the link on my reader's page and it doesn't do anything - it drives me NUTS... :evil:
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Post by Rapunzelina » April 13th, 2018, 12:49 am

Sorry!

I thought I had entered it, but apparently forgot to click Submit, when I did. Or maybe I forgot to enter it alltogether :oops:

It should be good now! Thank you for letting me know :)

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Post by Availle » April 13th, 2018, 5:08 am

Much better - gosh, I'm feeling relaxed now. :D
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Post by silverquill » June 14th, 2018, 8:21 am

Just checking in to let you know I have my two sections recorded, but may be a little while yet before I can edit and submit.

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Post by Rapunzelina » June 15th, 2018, 9:39 am

Hi Larry! Thank you for letting us know! There's no hurry, but it's good to have an idea how everyone's progressing ;)

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Post by Availle » June 24th, 2018, 2:11 am

Sorry for the delay, but better late than never... Here are my two sections:

03 - 34:56
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ngm08_07_03_128kb.mp3

04 - 34:07
https://librivox.org/uploads/rapunzelina/ngm08_07_04_128kb.mp3

I have been to the part of Arizona he's describing (less the hiking :wink:) Was lovely to reminiscence a little...
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