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" The coral world, as we thus perceive, is planted, like the land, with a variety of shrubs and smaller plants, and the elements and natural decay are producing gradual accumulations of material, like those of vegetation. The history of the growing reef... "
Corals and Coral Islands - Page 225
by James Dwight Dana - 1872 - 398 pages
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The American Journal of Science, Volume 62

Science - 1851
...The coral world, as we thus perceive, is planted like the land with a variety of shrubs and smaller plants, and the elements and natural decay are producing...facts already presented. The production of debris will necessarily continue to go on : a part will be swept by the waves, across the patch of reef, into *...
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The Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal, Volume 52

Science - 1852
...action about reefs, accounts satisfactorily for the deposits of coral mud, however great their extent. elements and natural decay are producing gradual accumulations...facts already presented. The production of debris will necessarily continue to go on ; a part will be swept by the waves, across the patch of reef, into the...
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The Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal: Exhibiting a View of the ..., Volume 52

Science - 1852
...action about reefs, accounts satisfactorily for the deposits of coral mod. however great their extent. elements and natural decay are producing gradual accumulations...the ordinary occurrences of the land about us. The pi-ogress of the coral formation ia like its commencement. The same causes continue with similar results,...
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Corals and coral islands

James D. Dana - 1899
...The coral world, as we thus perceive, is planted, like the land, with a variety of shrubs and smaller plants, and the elements and natural decay are producing...facts already presented. The production of debris will necessarily continue to go on : a part will be swept by the waves, across the patch of reef, into the...
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The Life of James Dwight Dana: Scientific Explorer, Mineralogist, Geologist ...

Daniel Coit Gilman - United States Exploring Expedition - 1899 - 409 pages
...examples on record, to be found in various treatises on geology, of still more surprising effects. " The progress of the coral formation is like its commencement....facts already presented. The production of debris will necessarily continue to go on : a part will be swept by the waves, across the patch of reef, into the...
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