Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 130,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

The Structure and Distribution of Coral Reefs

Cover image for

Download


Author: Charles Darwin
Published: 1842
Language: English
Wordcount: 86,273 / 260 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 49.7
LoC Category: Q
Downloads: 1,496
mnybks.net#: 2024
Genre: Science
Excerpt

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

SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Author of the Day

Niki Embers
Niki Embers enjoys writing stories with a bit of an old-fashioned cadence, aimed at new adults and anyone who has ever been young and in love.
Read full interview...