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Source text (please read only from this text!): https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/56196In May 1768, the Admiralty commissioned the 39-year old Cook to command a scientific voyage to the Pacific Ocean to observe and record the 1769 transit of Venus across the Sun. The expedition sailed aboard HMS Endeavour in August 1768, rounded Cape Horn and continued to Tahiti, where the observations of the transit were made. Cook then opened sealed orders for the second part of his voyage: to search the south Pacific for signs of the postulated rich southern continent of Terra Australis. Cook proceeded to circumnavigate New Zealand's two main islands, which is where this volume ends. (Summary by David Cole)
Target completion date: 2024-01-01
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Genres for the project: *Non-fiction/Travel & Geography
Keywords that describe the book: exploration; 18th century; tahiti; new zealand
LibriVox recording settings: mono (1 channel), 44100 Hz sample rate, 128 kbps constant bit rate MP3. See the Tech Specs
Intro to recording:
Leave 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning.
For the first section, say:
For the second and subsequent sections, you may use the shortened intro if you wish:"Section (or Chapter) # of The First Voyage of James Cook Volume 1. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information or to volunteer, please visit librivox.org." [Optional: "Read by your name."] "The First Voyage of James Cook Volume 1, by James Cook. Section Title."
End of recording:"Section (or Chapter) # of The First Voyage of James Cook Volume 1, by James Cook. This LibriVox recording is in the public domain." [Optional: "Read by your name."] "Section Title."
If you are recording the final section of the book, add:"End of section (or chapter) #." [Optional, and if not stated in the intro: "Read by your name, city, date."]
Leave 5 seconds of silence at the end."End of The First Voyage of James Cook Volume 1, by James Cook."
Filename: firstvoyagejamescookvol1_##_cook_128kb.mp3 where ## is the section number. (e.g. firstvoyagejamescookvol1_01_cook_128kb.mp3)
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