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" ... valleys. For such an island as Tahiti could not subside even a few scores of feet without changing the even outline into one of deep coves or bays, the ridges projecting out to sea on every side, like the spread legs of a spider. "
Corals and Coral Islands - Page 313
by James Dwight Dana - 1872 - 398 pages
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ON CORAL REEFS AND ISLANDS

JAMES D. DANA - 1853
...valleys continued on beneath the sea, and their enclosing ridges standing out in long narrow points, there is reason to suspect that the island has subsided...sea on every side, like the spread legs of a spider. The absence of such coves, on the contrary, is evidence that any subsidence which has taken place,...
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The Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal, Volume 55

Science - 1853
...several valleys continued on beneath the sea, and inclosing ridges standing out in long narrow points, there is reason to suspect that the island has subsided...sea on every side, like the spread legs of a spider. The absence of such coves, on the contrary, is evidence that any subsidence which has taken place,...
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The Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal: Exhibiting a View of the ..., Volume 55

Geology - 1853
...several valleys continued on beneath the sea, and inclosing ridges standing out in long narrow points, there is reason to suspect that the island has subsided...without changing the even outline into one of deep coves ov bays, the ridges projecting out to sea on every side, like the spread legs of a spider. The absence...
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Principles of Stratigraphy

Amadeus William Grabau - Geology - 1913 - 1185 pages
...long, narrow points, there is reason to expect that the land has subsided after the formation of the valleys. For such an island as Tahiti could not subside...bays, the ridges projecting out to sea on every side. . . . The absence of such coves, on the contrary, is evidence that any subsidence which has taken place...
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The Scientific Monthly, Volume 2

James McKeen Cattell - Electronic journals - 1916
...long narrow points, there is reason to expect that the island has subsided after the formation of the valleys. For such an island as Tahiti could not subside...changing the even outline into one of deep coves or bay?, the ridges projecting out to sea on every side. . . . The absence of such coves, on the contrary,...
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