Science fiction author David Barr Kirtley talks geek culture with guests such as Neil Gaiman (#253), George R. R. Martin (#22), Richard Dawkins (#46), Wil Wheaton (#398), Bill Nye (#273), Margaret Atwood (#94), Neil deGrasse Tyson (#32), and Ursula K. Le Guin (#65). Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy has appeared on recommended podcast lists from NPR, The Guardian, The A.V. Club, BBC America, CBC Radio, WVXU, io9, Omni, The Strand, Library Journal, and Popular Mechanics. CBC Radio writes, "You may n ...
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This collection is part of an initiative to create a language learning resource at LibriVox. The LibriVox Language Learning Collections contain readings from various language learning books, grammars, primers, phrasebooks, dictionaries, readers and even other works which contain information on various languages, recount experiences of language learning and encountering new languages or provide guides for correct pronunciation, writing or discourse in a language. These works could describe English or any other language whatsoever, from Latin to Sumerian, Chinese to Wampanoag, Esperanto to Swahili (etc.). This volume includes "The Aural System" by Charles Hardy, the first and second lessons from "New First Spanish Book" by James H. Worman, three sections from "First Steps in Anglo-Saxon", Lessons II to IV from "A Practical Grammar of the Latin Language" by George J. Adler, Lessons 1 to 3 from "New Method of Learning the French Language" by Jean Gustave Keetels, the Grammar and Conversation sections from "Egyptian Self-Taught" by Carl Albert Thimm, "Double English" by Dr. Gerald Nolst Trenité, the Introduction and Chapters 1 and 2 from "Slips of Speech" by John H. Bechtel, "Greek Lessons: 11 - 20" by W. H. Morris, "Beginning Latin: Lesson 2" by John Edmund Barrs, Sentence Construction from "A Primer of Persian" by G.S.A. Ranking and Lessons 20 - 25 from "A Practical Arabic Course" by E. Nématallah & E. Chevalley. (Summary by Nicholas James Bridgewater)