Hi you all, your prolific scanner here with a question. I came across this fabulous series, was one my public library purchased unseen and has turned out to be quite fantastic. There are fifty volumes in it, and it covers all Animals of the World, birds, mammals, fish, insects, reptiles and amphibians, and I believe Invertebrates too. anyway. I have the first thirteen volumes scanned and they have sat on my BN as it needs some reformatting and labeling of pictures and protection of chapter headings. The books are set up like this. General article about a family group example "Weasels" Then individual articles about members of that family like. long tailed weasel, striped skunk, river otter, Giant river otter... ect. Each individual article has a block at the beginning that lists Common Name: Scientific Name Family Order Size in height and weight Habits habitat Voice Key Features Distribution Statis Then there is an blurb about the animal. The first ten volumes are. Small Carnivores (I am almost done editing this one) Large Carnivores Sea mammals Primates Large Herbivores Horned Ruminant Animals Insectivores Rodents 1 Rodents 2 Marsupials. And then we go into birds. Which I have Sea Birds Shore Birds Water Birds I think it would be a very valuable resource for BS. has a lot of great info. I read my little brother the article on the "Fossa" which is the "enemy" in the movie Madagascar. We found quite a lot about this 44 LB critter that looks like a cat. A lot of the stuff in the movie is inaccurate by the way, smile. Anyway. Is anyone willing to edit the other volumes. I can submit them as they are, obviously I tried to get the best scans. Normally my work so far has involved. 1. Blocking the "info block" together. 2. labeling pictures with "caption:" 3. Getting rid of blank space. 4. Protecting article headings and spelling and removing Junk chars as I go along. Which so far there aren't a lot of them. Anyway let me know, and if so which ones, and I would be glad to submit them. I don't need the credit, and obviously they will wait till I get around to them, in between other more pressing stuff on the BN, so... you can take your time. They are very recent most published in 2003 and 2004. With some being published this year. I am planning to pick up three or four more of the bird volumes and maybe an insect or fish one when I go tomorrow. All of them are about 149 pages, and there are Indexes and a "family" chart that I have given up on organizing which cuts down on the page matter. I think it is a great series, gives very detailed descriptions of the animals, lists animals from around the world, and is generally a good resource. Is designed for middle school but older readers can enjoy them too, and I found the language to be at a seventh grade level for almost adult language. My goal is to scan as many of them as I can while I am home, and then edit them as I have time. want to get the entire series up on BS someday. But of course could go a lot faster with help, smile. Shelley L. Rhodes B.S. Ed, CTVI and Judson, guiding golden juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx Guide Dogs For the Blind Inc. Graduate Alumni Association Board www.guidedogs.com Dog ownership is like a rainbow. Puppies are the joy at one end. Old dogs are the treasure at the other. Carolyn Alexander To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.