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" Very erroneous ideas prevail, respecting the appearance of a bed or area of growing corals. The submerged reef is often thought of as an extended mass of coral, alive uniformly over its upper surface, and, by this living growth, gradually enlarging upward... "
Corals and Coral Islands - Page 218
by James Dwight Dana - 1872 - 398 pages
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The American Journal of Science, Volume 62

Science - 1851
...determined the features and geographical distribution of reefs and islands. 1. Formation of Reefs. Very erroneous ideas prevail, respecting the appearance...coral, alive uniformly over its upper surface, and, by this living growth, gradually enlarging upward : and such preconceived views, when ascertained to...
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The Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal: Exhibiting a View of the ..., Volume 52

Science - 1852
...determined the features and geographical distribution of reefs and islands. 1. Formation of Reefs. Very erroneous ideas prevail respecting the appearance...coral, alive uniformly over its upper surface, and, by this living growth, gradually enlarging upward ; and such preconceived views, when ascertained to...
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The Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal, Volume 52

Science - 1852
...determined the features and geographical distribution of reefs and islands. 1. Formation of Reefs. Very erroneous ideas prevail respecting the appearance...coral, alive uniformly over its upper surface, and, by this living growth, gradually enlarging upward ; and such preconceived views, when ascertained to...
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ON CORAL REEFS AND ISLANDS

JAMES D. DANA - 1853
...determined the features and geographical distribution of reefs and islands. 1. Formation of Reefs. Very erroneous ideas prevail, respecting the appearance...coral, alive uniformly over its upper surface, and, by this living growth, gradually enlarging upward : and such preconceived views, when ascertained to...
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The Century, Volume 4

1872
...erroneous ideas respecting the appearance of coral-beds. The submerged reef is not, as often thought, an extended mass of coral, alive uniformly over its upper surface, and gradually enlarging upward through this living growth. " Coral plantation and coral field are far more...
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The Island World of the Pacific Ocean

Charles Marion Tyler - Ethnology - 1885 - 337 pages
...beach, the massy foliage of the grove, and the embosomed lake with its tiny islets. =•: •-;= * Very erroneous ideas prevail respecting the appearance...coral, alive uniformly over its upper surface, and by this living growth gradually enlarging upward ; and such preconceived views when ascertained to...
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The Island World of the Pacific Ocean

Charles Marion Tyler - Ethnology - 1885 - 337 pages
...coral, alive uniformly over its upper surface, and by this living growth gradually enlarging upward ; and such preconceived views when ascertained to be...have sometimes led to skepticism with regard to the zoophyte origin of the reef rock. Nothing is wider from the truth, and this must have been inferred...
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The Island World of the Pacific Ocean

Charles Marion Tyler - Oceania - 1887 - 337 pages
...white coral beach, the massy foliage of the grove, and the embosomed lake with its tiny islets. * * =;: Very erroneous ideas prevail respecting the appearance...coral, alive uniformly over its upper surface, and by this living growth gradually enlarging upward ; and such preconceived views when ascertained to...
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The Life of James Dwight Dana: Scientific Explorer, Mineralogist, Geologist ...

Daniel Coit Gilman - United States Exploring Expedition - 1899 - 409 pages
...paragraphs show the views of Professor Dana in respect to the origin of coral sands and the reef rock: " Very erroneous ideas prevail respecting the appearance...be erroneous by observation, have sometimes led to scepticism with regard to the zoophytic origin of the reef rock. Nothing is wider from the truth :...
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Corals and coral islands

James D. Dana - 1899
...some interesting disclosures. CHAPTER III. FORMATION" OF CORAL REEFS AND ISLANDS, AND CAUSES OF THElrf FEATURES. I. FORMATION OF REEFS. I. ORIGIN OF CORAL...often thought of as an extended mass of coral, alive uniformlv over its upper surface, and as gradually enlarging upward through this living growth; and...
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