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... or Atolls — Depth at which reef-building Corals can live — Vast Areas
interspersed with low Coral Islands — Subsidence of their foundations—Barrier
Reefs — Fringing Reefs —Conversion of Fringing Reefs into Barrier Reefs, and
into Atolls ...
I have myself published separate volumes on the ' Structure and Distribution of
Coral Reefs;' on the 'Volcanic Islands visited during the Voyage of the Beagle ; '
and on the ' Geology of South America.' The sixth volume of the ' Geological ...
Hence, if prolonged movements of approximately contemporaneous subsidence
are generally widely extensive, as I am strongly inclined to believe from my
examination of the Coral Reefs of the great oceans — or if, confining our view to ...
The land capable of cultivation, is scarcely in any part more than a fringe of low
alluvial soil, accumulated round the base of the mountains, and protected from
the waves of the sea by a coral reef, which encircles the entire line of coast.
The island, with the exception of one small gateway, is completely encircled by a
reef. At this distance, a narrow but well- defined brilliantly white line was alone
visible, where the waves first encountered the wall of coral. The mountains rose ...
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This record from the 1830s describes the second HMS Beagle survey expedition. Captain Robert Fitzroy thought that a follow-up survey would benefit from having a naturalist onboard, and the recently ... Read full review
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Summary: When people mention Charles Darwin and the HMS Beagle, the only place most people think of (if they think of anything at all) is the Galápagos Islands. However, the Beagle circumnavigated the ... Read full review