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Old Saturday 21st March 2020, 08:14   #1
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Project Muse

Project Muse has currently an offer of ebooks (PDF) for free until March 30, 2020.

There are many interesting books on birds:

https://muse.jhu.edu/search?action=s...k&min=1&max=50
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Old Saturday 21st March 2020, 11:57   #2
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Project Muse has currently an offer of ebooks (PDF) for free until March 30, 2020.

There are many interesting books on birds:

https://muse.jhu.edu/search?action=s...k&min=1&max=50
Thanks Melanie, this really looks great!
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Old Saturday 21st March 2020, 12:51   #3
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It's really amazing - thanks Melanie. However, I can't seem to figure out how to download an entire book in one PDF. Is there any way of doing this, or do you have to download them in several documents?
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Old Saturday 21st March 2020, 14:36   #4
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It's really amazing - thanks Melanie. However, I can't seem to figure out how to download an entire book in one PDF. Is there any way of doing this, or do you have to download them in several documents?
There was once a free version of Adobe Acrobat Professional version 7 in the internet but I cannot find it anymore.
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This is great, thanks so much Melanie.

No I haven't found a way to download the whole books in one go either - if anyone else finds a way please do speak up!
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Old Tuesday 24th March 2020, 13:58   #6
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The following seems to work for merging PDFs:
https://www.ilovepdf.com/merge_pdf
The only annoying thing is the Project Muse adds a front sheet for every download so these will be interspersed through your finished book.
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Old Tuesday 24th March 2020, 21:27   #7
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Well, it's not so nice that this offer will end next week. So you have not much time to download your favourite content. And I don't know whether they wil repeat this offer to a later time.
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According to this page the Princeton titles are available until the end of June: https://about.muse.jhu.edu/resources...ourcescovid19/

On the pdf merging thing, I am using a free program called PDFsam and it allows you to choose which pages to merge. So if you just put '2-' in the pages field it removes all the chapter cover pages. One book was more complicated if one chapter ends and another starts on the same page, as you then need to put 3- to avoid duplication.
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Curl and Ghostscript are free programs and already installed in many computers, including mine. I did this way in Windows to download and combine Beehler and Pratt: Birds of New Guinea. I created a new folder c:\temp\BNG. Then I read the names of chapters from the web page. Curl is in the path, Ghostscript installed in C:\Program Files (x86)\GPLGS\. I started cmd and navigated to the folder c:\temp\bng and from there started the following batch. This is not terribly easy because I still needed to write the file names, but now I have the book in PapuaNG.pdf.

curl https://muse.jhu.edu/chapter/2001092/pdf --output c:\temp\BNG\2001092.pdf
curl https://muse.jhu.edu/chapter/2001095/pdf --output c:\temp\BNG\2001095.pdf
curl https://muse.jhu.edu/chapter/2001096/pdf --output c:\temp\BNG\2001096.pdf
curl https://muse.jhu.edu/chapter/2001097/pdf --output c:\temp\BNG\2001097.pdf
curl https://muse.jhu.edu/chapter/2001098/pdf --output c:\temp\BNG\2001098.pdf
curl https://muse.jhu.edu/chapter/2001099/pdf --output c:\temp\BNG\2001099.pdf
curl https://muse.jhu.edu/chapter/2001112/pdf --output c:\temp\BNG\2001112.pdf
curl https://muse.jhu.edu/chapter/2001114/pdf --output c:\temp\BNG\2001114.pdf
curl https://muse.jhu.edu/chapter/2001115/pdf --output c:\temp\BNG\2001115.pdf
curl https://muse.jhu.edu/chapter/2001116/pdf --output c:\temp\BNG\2001116.pdf
curl https://muse.jhu.edu/chapter/2001118/pdf --output c:\temp\BNG\2001118.pdf
curl https://muse.jhu.edu/chapter/2001121/pdf --output c:\temp\BNG\2001121.pdf
curl https://muse.jhu.edu/chapter/2001124/pdf --output c:\temp\BNG\2001124.pdf
curl https://muse.jhu.edu/chapter/2001126/pdf --output c:\temp\BNG\2001126.pdf
curl https://muse.jhu.edu/chapter/2001128/pdf --output c:\temp\BNG\2001128.pdf
curl https://muse.jhu.edu/chapter/2001130/pdf --output c:\temp\BNG\2001130.pdf
curl https://muse.jhu.edu/chapter/2001134/pdf --output c:\temp\BNG\2001134.pdf
curl https://muse.jhu.edu/chapter/2001143/pdf --output c:\temp\BNG\2001145.pdf
curl https://muse.jhu.edu/chapter/2001148/pdf --output c:\temp\BNG\2001148.pdf
curl https://muse.jhu.edu/chapter/2001151/pdf --output c:\temp\BNG\2001151.pdf
curl https://muse.jhu.edu/chapter/2001157/pdf --output c:\temp\BNG\2001157.pdf
curl https://muse.jhu.edu/chapter/2001168/pdf --output c:\temp\BNG\2001168.pdf
curl https://muse.jhu.edu/chapter/2001171/pdf --output c:\temp\BNG\2001171.pdf
curl https://muse.jhu.edu/chapter/2001174/pdf --output c:\temp\BNG\2001174.pdf
curl https://muse.jhu.edu/chapter/2001176/pdf --output c:\temp\BNG\2001176.pdf
curl https://muse.jhu.edu/chapter/2001181/pdf --output c:\temp\BNG\2001181.pdf
curl https://muse.jhu.edu/chapter/2001183/pdf --output c:\temp\BNG\2001183.pdf
curl https://muse.jhu.edu/chapter/2001187/pdf --output c:\temp\BNG\2001187.pdf
curl https://muse.jhu.edu/chapter/2001236/pdf --output c:\temp\BNG\2001236.pdf
curl https://muse.jhu.edu/chapter/2001237/pdf --output c:\temp\BNG\2001237.pdf
curl https://muse.jhu.edu/chapter/2001238/pdf --output c:\temp\BNG\2001238.pdf
curl https://muse.jhu.edu/chapter/2001239/pdf --output c:\temp\BNG\2001239.pdf
curl https://muse.jhu.edu/chapter/2001240/pdf --output c:\temp\BNG\2001240.pdf
"C:\Program Files (x86)\GPLGS\gswin32c" -sDEVICE=pdfwrite -dNOPAUSE -dBATCH -dSAFER -sOutputFile=PapuaNG.pdf 2001092.pdf 2001095.pdf 2001096.pdf 2001097.pdf 2001098.pdf 2001099.pdf 2001112.pdf 2001114.pdf 2001115.pdf 2001116.pdf 2001118.pdf 2001121.pdf 2001124.pdf 2001126.pdf 2001128.pdf 2001130.pdf 2001134.pdf 2001145.pdf 2001148.pdf 2001151.pdf 2001157.pdf 2001168.pdf 2001171.pdf 2001174.pdf 2001176.pdf 2001181.pdf 2001183.pdf 2001187.pdf 2001236.pdf 2001237.pdf 2001238.pdf 2001239.pdf 2001240.pdf
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I was hoping that Birds of Bolivia migh be here.
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