I will do any of edm for you. > ----- Original Message ----- >From: "Shelley L. Rhodes" <juddysbuddy@xxxxxxxxxxxx >To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <bookshare-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx >Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2005 23:29:03 -0500 >Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Books on animals anyone want to validate >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. 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.