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Post by Kikisaulite » June 12th, 2019, 12:39 am

Science in Short Chapters by W. Mattieu Williams (1820 - 1892).

This is a collection of articles written by W. Mattieu Williams on different subjects, that in his opinion "are likely to be interesting to all readers who are sufficiently intelligent to prefer sober fact to sensational fiction, but who, at the same time, do not profess to be scientific specialists." This book offers and intriguing glimpse into the scientific ideas of late 19th century. Though nowadays these essays should not be seen as wholly scientifically accurate, they are still entertaining and in many basic aspects remain truthful. ( Kikisaulite)
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Post by Kikisaulite » June 12th, 2019, 1:10 am

Chapter names and word counts are in the MW and all readers - welcome!
There is a very wide variety of topics in this book to choose from: from sun-spots to gardening and to ventilation. There sure is something to suit your taste. :wink:
A DPL would also be very welcome!

Kristine :)
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Post by alg1001 » June 12th, 2019, 5:28 pm

Hi Kristine,
May I have Section 32 The Dying Trees in Kensington Gardens?
Cheers!
Amy
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 BettyB » June 12th, 2019, 5:47 pm

May
I claim 25 and 36...

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Post by Availle » June 12th, 2019, 6:50 pm

Wow, how cool!

Could I please claim sections 7, 13, 26, 30 - and if this is not too much already, the last two (57, 58) as well please?
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Post by Kikisaulite » June 13th, 2019, 9:36 am

All claims added:
section 32 for Amy;
25 and 36 for Betty;
7, 13, 26, 30, 57 and 58 for Ava!

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Post by Kikisaulite » June 14th, 2019, 12:53 am

Moving to Readers Wanted! :)
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Post by hlakatos » June 17th, 2019, 9:06 pm

May I please try chapter 10 (The Solidity of the Earth)?

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Post by Kikisaulite » June 19th, 2019, 2:34 am

hlakatos wrote:
June 17th, 2019, 9:06 pm
May I please try chapter 10 (The Solidity of the Earth)?

Thanks,
hlakatos
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Post by Horner94 » June 19th, 2019, 3:31 am

May I claim Section 53?
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Post by Kikisaulite » June 19th, 2019, 3:39 am

Section 53 is yours, Chad!
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Post by Horner94 » June 19th, 2019, 4:26 am

Kikisaulite wrote:
June 19th, 2019, 3:39 am
Section 53 is yours, Chad!
Many thanks!
Here is Section 53 ready for PLing: https://librivox.org/uploads/kikisaulite/scienceinshort_53_williams_128kb.mp3 Time: 06:47
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Post by elsieselwyn » June 19th, 2019, 5:31 am

Can I have section 34?
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Post by ColleenMc » June 19th, 2019, 1:09 pm

I'd like to do sections 4, 5, and 6.

Thanks!

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Post by Kikisaulite » June 20th, 2019, 10:27 am

Thank you all, your claims (and section 53) are in the MW! Thanks! :9:
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