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" ... feet. The ocean is thus the architect, while the coral polyps afford the material for the structure : and when all is ready, it sows the land with seed brought from distant shores, covering it with verdure and flowers. The growth of the reefs and... "
Corals and Coral Islands - Page 226
by James Dwight Dana - 1872 - 398 pages
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The American Journal of Science, Volume 62

Science - 1851
...completed, and raised as far out of water as the waves can reach — that is, from six to ten feet. The Ocean is thus the architect, while the coral polyps...lands, is the same as here described for the atoll. The reef rock in all cases is mainly a result of accumulations of coral and shell debris. There are reefs...
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The Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal: Exhibiting a View of the ..., Volume 52

Science - 1852
...completed, and raised as far out of the water as the waves can reach, that is, from six to ten feet. The ocean is thus the architect, while the coral polyps...lands, is the same as here described for the atoll. The reef rock, in all cases, is mainly a result of accumulations of coral and shell debris. There are reefs...
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The Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal, Volume 52

Science - 1852
...completed, and raised as far out of the water as the waves can reach, that is, from six to ten feet. The ocean is thus the architect, while the coral polyps...lands, is the same as here described for the atoll. The reef rock, in all cases, is mainly a result of accumulations of coral and shell debris. There are reefs...
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ON CORAL REEFS AND ISLANDS

JAMES D. DANA - 1853
...completed, and raised as far out of water as the waves can reach — that is, from six to ten feet. The Ocean is thus the architect, while the coral polyps...lands, is the same as here described for the atoll. The reef rock in all cases is mainly a result of accumulations of coral and shell debris. There are reefs...
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The Life of James Dwight Dana: Scientific Explorer, Mineralogist, Geologist ...

Daniel Coit Gilman - United States Exploring Expedition - 1899 - 409 pages
...easily supply the details from the facts already presented. The production of debris will necessarily continue to go on : a part will be swept by the waves,...shores, covering it with verdure and flowers. " The existence of harbors about coral-bound lands, and of entrances through reefs, is largely attributable...
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Corals and coral islands

James D. Dana - 1899
...eighteen feet with a tide of six or seven. The Ocean is thus the architect, while the coral polyps af ford the material for the structure ; and, when all is...accumulations of coral and shell debris. There are reefs where the corals retain the position of growth, as has been described on a former page. But with these...
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The Life of James Dwight Dana: Scientific Explorer, Mineralogist, Geologist ...

Daniel Coit Gilman - United States Exploring Expedition - 1899 - 409 pages
...material, the islets are completed, and raised as far out of the water as the waves can reach—that is, about ten feet with a tide of three feet; and...shores, covering it with verdure and flowers. " The existence of harbors about coral-bound lands, and of entrances through reefs, is largely attributable...
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