Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book Uploads - Patricia Clark Memorial Library > ePub Books

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-20-2011, 12:58 AM   #1
carlb
Member
carlb ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.carlb ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.carlb ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.carlb ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.carlb ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.carlb ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.carlb ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.carlb ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.carlb ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.carlb ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.carlb ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 23
Karma: 200001
Join Date: Feb 2011
Device: BPDN, Kobo wifi
Wikipedia contributors, various: 2008 Encyclopaedia for Schools, V1.1, 19 Mar 2011

The 2008 Encyclopaedia for Schools is an abridged, censored selection of 5500 colour-illustrated articles taken from the open-source English-language Wikipedia (GFDL). This represents a small, carefully-selected subset of the (currently 3.5 million) user-created, community-edited articles in the full wiki.

This .ePub has been split into multiple volumes due to size constraints. See wikipedia.org for a full list of contributors to each of the articles in these volumes.
This work is assumed to be in the Life+70 public domain OR the copyright holder has given specific permission for distribution. Copyright laws differ throughout the world, and it may still be under copyright in some countries. Before downloading, please check your country's copyright laws. If the book is under copyright in your country, do not download or redistribute this work..

To report a copyright violation you can contact us here.
Attached Files
File Type: epub Encyclopedia 0-9 - Wikipedia contributors.epub (13.71 MB, 304 views)
File Type: epub Encyclopedia A - Wikipedia contributors.epub (19.27 MB, 276 views)
File Type: epub Encyclopedia B - Wikipedia contributors.epub (19.32 MB, 276 views)
File Type: epub Encyclopedia C - Wikipedia contributors.epub (19.65 MB, 272 views)
File Type: epub Encyclopedia D-E - Wikipedia contributors.epub (19.76 MB, 251 views)
File Type: epub Encyclopedia F-G - Wikipedia contributors.epub (19.16 MB, 259 views)
File Type: epub Encyclopedia H-I - Wikipedia contributors.epub (19.86 MB, 250 views)
File Type: epub Encyclopedia J-L - Wikipedia contributors.epub (18.93 MB, 243 views)
File Type: epub Encyclopedia M - Wikipedia contributors.epub (19.77 MB, 237 views)
File Type: epub Encyclopedia N-O - Wikipedia contributors.epub (12.71 MB, 249 views)
File Type: epub Encyclopedia P-Q - Wikipedia contributors.epub (15.44 MB, 227 views)
File Type: epub Encyclopedia R - Wikipedia contributors.epub (10.19 MB, 244 views)
File Type: epub Encyclopedia S - Wikipedia contributors.epub (19.97 MB, 244 views)
File Type: epub Encyclopedia T - Wikipedia contributors.epub (14.73 MB, 241 views)
File Type: epub Encyclopedia U-Z - Wikipedia contributors.epub (19.04 MB, 250 views)
carlb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2011, 02:21 AM   #2
nrapallo
GuteBook/Mobi2IMP Creator
nrapallo ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.nrapallo ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.nrapallo ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.nrapallo ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.nrapallo ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.nrapallo ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.nrapallo ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.nrapallo ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.nrapallo ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.nrapallo ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.nrapallo ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
nrapallo's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,958
Karma: 2530531
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Toronto, Canada
Device: REB1200 EBW1150 Device: T1 NSTG iLiad_v2 NC Device: Asus_TF Next1 WPDN
These work reasonably well on my (limited) epub reader, though most of the larger files (>15MB) fail to load thereon using Adobe ME v9.

I was actually AMAZED you could prepare these to fit UNDER the 20MB .epub filesize limit here!!!

The images are quite clear and well sized. It's a pleasure to read!!! Thanks for completing this conversion.

Were there any index files that you can add as a standalone .epub, just for reference purposes what's included? I have a copy of that 2008 Wikipedia DVD that has a directory full of indices...
nrapallo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2011, 04:15 AM   #3
John_W
Junior Member
John_W began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 2
Karma: 10
Join Date: Aug 2011
Device: Kindle 3
2008 Encyclopedia for schools (Wikipedia contributors)

Hi all,

This excellent encyclopedia is in epub only, but I have a Kindle 3.
I have tried converting the first of these (0-9) to mobi, using Calibre in two different ways: (Each method took the computer 3 hours!)
a) Directly from epub to mobi.
Works (sort of) initially, but causes the Kindle to hang - particularly when moving backwards in the file - so, basically, unusable.
b) First to HTMLX, then from HTMLX to mobi.
This doesn't hang the Kindle, but lacks search options - so no good as an encyclopedia.

Please does anyone know how to make a successful conversion?
Alternatively - perhaps someone has all the original files that were used to create the epub, and might be able to use them for creating a mobi version?

Such a good encyclopedia - pity not to have it available for the Kindle.

Cheers,
John
John_W is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-02-2011, 05:09 AM   #4
HarryT
eBook Enthusiast
HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
HarryT's Avatar
 
Posts: 65,624
Karma: 44618293
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: UK
Device: Kindle Voyage, iPad Mini, iPhone 4, MS Surface Pro, N7
Is there really any need to convert it to Kindle format, given that the Kindle can access the "real" Wikipedia?
HarryT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2011, 07:33 PM   #5
John_W
Junior Member
John_W began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 2
Karma: 10
Join Date: Aug 2011
Device: Kindle 3
Nice thought, but internet Wikipedia doesn't really work on the Kindle 3.
Need a microscope to read the text / scrolling about each page is a nightmare ..., etc.
On the other hand, the 2008 encyclopedia for schools is formatted with resizeable fonts, and all the other features native to an ebook.
Unfortunately, there's only a version in epub, and files of this size don't convert well to mobi.
I was wondering whether the person with all the original files extracted from Wikipedia, might be able to use them to make a version that works satisfactorily in Mobi format...
... or whether there is a more recent compilation in the offing ...?

Cheers,
John
John_W is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2011, 11:51 AM   #6
HarryT
eBook Enthusiast
HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.HarryT ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
HarryT's Avatar
 
Posts: 65,624
Karma: 44618293
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: UK
Device: Kindle Voyage, iPad Mini, iPhone 4, MS Surface Pro, N7
Quote:
Originally Posted by John_W View Post
Nice thought, but internet Wikipedia doesn't really work on the Kindle 3.
I guess that's a matter of personal opinion; I use it frequently and have no issues with it.
HarryT is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
2008, encyclopaedia, schools encyclopedia, wikipedia

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mystery and Crime Various: All Star Detective. V1. 18 Mar 2011 crutledge Kindle Books (offline) 0 03-18-2011 08:23 PM
eBooks in Schools? Hampshire Nanny News 13 09-01-2010 12:40 PM
2008 Wikipedia Ebook Available For Free Download MatYadabyte News 7 10-21-2009 05:26 AM
A Call to All Ebook Contributors: Let's Get MobileRead's Ebooks Categorized Dr. Drib News 10 12-13-2008 04:02 PM
Reference Wikipedia: SOS Children 2006 Wikipedia CD hn_88 BBeB/LRF Books 0 01-29-2008 01:23 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:04 PM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.