[bksvol-discuss] Re: Books on animals anyone want to validate

  • From: estin <estin@xxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 15 Dec 2005 16:20:12 -0600

  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
>Size in height and weight
>Key Features

>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
>Large Herbivores
>Horned Ruminant Animals
>Rodents 1
>Rodents 2

>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

>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
>Guide Dogs For the Blind Inc.
>Graduate Alumni Association Board

>Dog ownership is like a rainbow.
> Puppies are the joy at one end.
> Old dogs are the treasure at the other.
>Carolyn Alexander

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