[COMPLETE] Stories of the 1st American Animals Langford d. 1964-ans

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mightyfelix
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Post by mightyfelix » January 5th, 2019, 12:02 pm

Stories of the First American Animals by George Langford (1876 - 1964).

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalogue page: https://librivox.org/stories-of-the-first-american-animals-by-george-langford/
Combining beast fable with natural history, this is a highly engaging and informative account of some of the prehistoric mammals that once roamed across North America. Each short story tells us something about a different era of natural history, from the Eocene to the Pleistocene era. Entertaining and easy to understand stories, featuring early ancestors of squirrels, horses, camels, tapirs, elephants, and even manatees, will appeal to people of all ages. (Devorah Allen)
Volunteers outside the USA: George Langford died in 1964. The author's work is still protected by copyright in places like Europe, where copyright is author's death plus 70 years and Australia (author's death plus 70 years for authors who died after 1955), UNLESS the rule of shorter term applies.
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      [list]
      [*] Project Code: U904G84K

      [*]Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (George Langford) : n/a
      [*]Link to title on Wikipedia (if available):
      [*]Number of sections (files) this project will have: 28
      [*]Does the project have an introduction or preface [y/n]: No
      [*]Original publication date (if known): 1923
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    Genres for the project: *Non-fiction/Animals; Children's Non-fiction/Science; Children's Fiction/Animals & Nature

    Keywords that describe the book: nature, history, animals, stories, prehistoric, mammals

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Last edited by mightyfelix on March 24th, 2019, 8:27 pm, edited 6 times in total.

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Post by mightyfelix » January 5th, 2019, 12:04 pm

I was a bit unsure of which genres to choose. In the end, I chose both fiction and nonfiction, since it is written as fictional stories in order to illustrate historical facts. I'm happy to change something if I need to. I'll need a DPL.

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Post by annise » January 5th, 2019, 3:42 pm

I'll set this up for you, I won't be able to listen as it is not PD for me, but I really shouldn't need to :D

Anne
OK it's done - I made it fiction, because the animals didn't run around talking to each other and even if they did the didn't speak English :D . We've much anthro-morphology in the children's books section, and they are all under fiction (I hope).

Anne

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Post by mightyfelix » January 5th, 2019, 7:35 pm

Thanks, Anne! And thank you for the input on genre. I was really conflicted!

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Post by annise » January 5th, 2019, 10:08 pm

I'm not sure anthro-morphology is the right word or if that is only when animals behave as people in dresses and jackets. But it's a bit like historical fiction it can be true to the era and the people be real people but the story is still made up so it is not history

Anne

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Post by mightyfelix » January 5th, 2019, 10:19 pm

Good point! I hadn't thought of it that way! :lol:

I'm getting started on the MW now.

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Post by mightyfelix » January 5th, 2019, 10:20 pm

Except... It's saying I don't have permission? :hmm: :help:

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Post by annise » January 5th, 2019, 10:26 pm

nothing personal - it didn't like me either, it threw us both out - think it is OK now .

Anne

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Post by mightyfelix » January 5th, 2019, 10:29 pm

annise wrote:
January 5th, 2019, 10:26 pm
nothing personal - it didn't like me either, it threw us both out
:lol:
think it is OK now
Whew!

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Post by mightyfelix » January 5th, 2019, 10:45 pm

Ok, I think the MW is ready. We can hang out here as long as you like to see if we can snag a DPL.

I will read all the introductions, but I'll want readers for the stories themselves (that is, the fun part :wink:).

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Post by mightyfelix » January 10th, 2019, 1:57 pm

We've been sitting here for a few days without a bite. Think we could go ahead and move to Short Works? I'll either find a DPL over there or advertise for one down the road a bit. I may be able to PL some things myself in the meantime.

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Post by MrsHand » January 28th, 2019, 7:38 pm

May I read sections 3-5?

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Post by mightyfelix » January 28th, 2019, 11:41 pm

You're in for the story of Jock the Jungle Jinx. :D Enjoy!

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Post by DanaPaterson » February 6th, 2019, 7:25 am

I'd like to take a crack at sections 15 through 18. I live on the Chesapeake Bay and my wife works in the Calvert County Marine Museum where they interpret the Miocene era. How appropriate! I await your reply.


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Dana Paterson

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Post by mightyfelix » February 6th, 2019, 7:29 am

Oh, fantastic! Sounds like this is right up your alley.

Since this is your first recording, I'll need to create your reader page before I can sign you up. I'm guessing, since you seem to already be using your real name on the forum, that you'd like to be credited as Dana Paterson? If you'd rather use some other name, though, let me know! Also, if you have a blog or website, I can link to it from your reader page if you give me the URL. :)

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