The JPEG version displays full page scans, 600 pixels wide. Each
page scan is 128k-194k.
All 282 page scans are offered
in a single downloadable 41 meg zip file. See the link above.
Cataclysms Of The Earth By Hugh Auchincloss Brown
After years of search, we found a copy of Cataclysm's of The Earth at a used bookstore in a small town in South Dakota.
Knowing how hard this book is to locate, we decided to present it in its entirety to the fans of
The HAB Theory here at HABtheory.com.
Hundreds of hours have gone into scanning the pages, correcting the OCR translation,
and converting the OCR translation to HTML. Reconstructing HAB's tables and
formulas deserve special mention: thanks Walt.
Our proof reading is far from perfect, so If you find an OCR-to-Text error, please
let us know via E-Mail: Scott.rainey-at-overbyte.com
Odd Words: After carefully spell checking the document in several
programs, we then ran it through another program's spell checker but
told this one to learn any unfamiliar word.
A Glossary of those words was
manually edited to pull out names of persons and places, and odd spellings of
otherwise common words. That left over 200 words that might need to be defined.
With the help of GuruNet.com we
did exactly that for words that could be found. It seems fair to say that
Hugh Brown used a great many words which were common during his lifetime, but
are no longer common today. You will perhaps be amused by his use of the word
"Fundamentalist" on Page 16. It is possible that he made some words up that
we cannot find in any dictionaries.
Page Numbers have been moved. If the page break was in the middle of
a paragraph, we moved the page number to the nearest blank line between
paragraphs. The intent was to make the text easier to follow on screen. We
used the page numbers as guides in proof reading the OCR output. They've
been retained so that you can cross check the original text from the page
scan JPEGS. If you see something that looks "funny" or if you are not sure
of a word or formula, you can look it up. Not all page numbers are listed, so
when you see a jump from say Page 5 to Page 8 don't worry, nothing is
Paper to JPEG, to OCR to Text to Web Page:
The book was scanned to JPEG Images which were resized for the JPEG presentation.
Those image files were then processed via Omnipage Pro v10
into normal text. That work product was then converted to HTM.
Efforts to contact the estate of Hugh Brown bore fruit and Hugh Auchincloss Brown
III has assured me that he and his family do not object to this form of