Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 049

Read by LibriVox Volunteers

Sixteen short nonfiction works in the public domain, independently chosen by the readers. Topics include science and natural history--carnivorous plants, tadpoles, tent caterpillars, flights of birds, horse training, dogs, children's sign language, trees in winter, and night noises in the woods; philosophy--Roger Bacon and Nicholas of Cusa; satire and literary criticism--the movies as "stupies," bustles, and facetious plots for short stories by Dorothy Parker; also an appraisal of Conrad Aiken's poetry, and an intimate look at Abraham Lincoln's early life in Illinois. (Summary by Sue Anderson) (3 hr 29 min)


Abraham Lincoln in our Own County 29:21 Read by Roger Melin
The American Tent Caterpillar 10:13 Read by Sue Anderson
Berlin's Wonderful Horse 8:20 Read by Availle
Conrad Aiken, Metaphysical Poet 9:09 Read by VfkaBT
The Great American Short Story 2:14 Read by VfkaBT
A Great Flight of Robins and Cedar Birds 5:19 Read by Melanie T
Nicholas of Cusa 33:06 Read by Craig Campbell
The Non-Existence of Magic 25:54 Read by Craig Campbell
On Lying Awake at Night 9:33 Read by April6090
A Short Chapter on Bustles 9:49 Read by Colleen McMahon
The Short-Leaved Sundew in Virginia 1:57 Read by Melanie T
Sign Language Among School Children 13:53 Read by VfkaBT
Some Nonsense About a Dog 9:23 Read by April6090
Tadpoles 9:19 Read by Sue Anderson
Trees at Leisure 22:55 Read by Melanie T
Why Not The Stupies? 9:13 Read by VfkaBT