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The Structure and Distribution of Coral Reefs

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Author: Charles Darwin
Published: 1842
Language: English
Wordcount: 86,273 / 260 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 49.7
LoC Category: Q
Downloads: 1,507
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Genre: Science
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alternation with those of elevation.--Amount and slow rate of the subsidence.--Recapitulation.

APPENDIX. Containing a detailed description of the reefs and islands in Plate III.

INDEX.


THE STRUCTURE AND DISTRIBUTION OF CORAL REEFS.

CRITICAL INTRODUCTION.

A scientific discovery is the outcome of an interesting process of evolution in the mind of its author. When we are able to detect the germs of thought in which such a discovery has originated, and to trace the successive stages of the reasoning by which the crude idea has developed into an epoch-making book, we have the materials for reconstructing an important chapter of scientific history. Such a contribution to the story of the "making of science" may be furnished in respect to Darwin's famous theory of coral-reefs, and the clearly reasoned treatise in which it was first fully set forth.

The subject of corals and coral-reefs is one concerning which much popular misconception has always prevailed. The misleading comparison of cor

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