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Downloading Beyond Words, Beyond Silence
The list below offers a series of zipfiles, both plain and self-extracting, to download, complete with art. Each is about 1 meg, so you may want to download them one at a time, read them, and then come back for the next part rather than get them in one sitting. You'd be sitting a long time. Single downloads also minimize the disk space tied up, if that's a consideration for you...assuming you delete the parts you've read before going to the next batch.
When you've downloaded one of these files, save it somewhere you can find it again. If you've chosen the self-extracting zipfiles, RUN it (START menu in Windows). The .exe file will then unzip itself into its component files: bwbs-cov.doc (the cover) and bwbs-frt.doc, the inside title page and front matter; and then individual chapter files: bwbs-01.doc, bwbs-02.doc, etc., through bwbs-14.doc (the end).
If you've chosen the plain zipfiles, presumably you have an unzipper that you can use to peel the component files out of the zips.
I've saved it as an early version of MS Word (2x) so any current word processor should be able to pick it up, convert it, and present it onscreen without nonsense formatting garbage and annoying strange symbols getting in the way.
The self-extracting zips are in the IBM-blue column, below; the plain zips are in the cheery yellow column, to the right (I thought an Apple red background would make things a bit too hard to see).
|For IBM users:
|For Mac users or those who prefer plain zip files to self-extracting (.exe) zip files:
|To download the cover, click here.
|To download the inside title page, dedication,
foreword, etc. ("front matter"), click here.
Chapter 1, click here.
Chapters 2 & 3 click here.
Chapters 4 & 5, click here.
Chapters 6 & 7, click here.
Chapters 8 & 9, click here.
download Chapter 10, click here.
download Chapter 11 & 12, click here.
download Chapter 13, click here.
download Chapter 14, click here.
You can print it out if you want, or read it off the screen in any size you feel comfortable with. Remember, you can change the VIEW without actually messing with the type size at all.
The files are large because of all the included art--a dozen pieces, plus the cover. Sometimes pages break awkwardly where art has been inserted; fortunately, in files made to be read onscreen, one doesn't have to tinker the type to make room for the art to fall precisely on a new page, yet not leave any page short, as with a printed book. Here, where the pictures fall, they fall, regardless of whether or not they leave a page short. I hope you don't find this too serious a distraction.
I hope you have nearly as much fun reading it as I did, writing it.