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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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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Cecrow - LibraryThing
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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - NeilRoyMcFarlane - LibraryThing
I didn't find this book tedious at all (as one reviewer below did). I found it enthralling from beginning to end. Here is a young man setting out on a five-year voyage (not a quick return flight to ... Read full review