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Journal of Earth Sciences (Volume 8) (Paperback) Loot Price: R331 Discovery Miles 3 310

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Journal of Earth Sciences (Volume 8) (Paperback): Leeds Geological Association
Journal of Earth Sciences (Volume 8) (Paperback): Leeds Geological Association

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Leeds Geological Association

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1893. Excerpt: ... PAPEES READ BEFORE THE SESSION 1892-93. OCTOBER 20th, 1892. At the opening meeting of the new session there was a good attendance of the members and their friends. Light refreshments were kindly provided by the President, and interesting collections of specimens were exhibited by the President and Mr. A. Parrar, Junr. After a short time of social intercourse, the President of the Association (Mr. John Ingleby) gave his inaugural address on "CORALS AND CORAL ISLANDS." (Abstract.) After some references to the prospects of the Association during the coming winter, Mr. Ingleby said that in looking round for a subject on which to write a paper, his thoughts had naturally turned to the Tropics, in which he had spent some years; and, whilst not professing to have made a special study of corals, he had seen the fringing reefs of Ceylon, and also, from a distance, the mysterious Maldive Islands and the coral reefs of the Red Sea. The coral polype is an animal low down in the scale of life, most nearly allied in our northern clime to the sea anemone, which may be often seen on our rocky coasts at low water. The body of the sea anemone consists of a somewhat cylindrical sac, usually fixed to some solid object at its base, while the mouth occupies the centre of the opposite end of the cylinder, and is surrounded by a circle of tentacles. These anemones are not coral-building animals, but there exist even in our own waters, at considerable depths, similar animals, which have the power of separating the carbonate of lime from sea-water, which they deposit in the lower parts of their bodies to form solid bases by which they become permanently fixed to the sea bottom. These solitary polypes produce large numbers of eggs, which float away and give rise to new individuals....


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Leeds Geological Association
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 46
ISBN-13: 978-1-153-85315-6
Barcode: 9781153853156
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-153-85315-9

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