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" In these regions may be seen islands in every stage of their formation : " some presenting little more than a point or summit of a branching coralline pyramid, at a depth scarcely discernible through the transparent waters ; others spreading, like submarine... "
Polynesian researches - Page 297
de William Ellis - 1831
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Polynesia, Or, An Historical Account of the Principal Islands in the South ...

Michael Russell - 1842 - 464 pages
...be seen in every stage of their progress ; some exhibiting little more than the point or summit of a coral-line pyramid, at a depth scarcely discernible...transparent waters; others spreading like submarine gardens beneath the surface ; while a third class ascend, like long curved banks of sand, broken coral, or...
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The Family Library (Harper)., Volume 158

1845 - 378 pages
...every stage of their progress ; some exhibiting little more than the point or summit of a coral-lime pyramid, at a depth scarcely discernible through the...transparent waters ; others spreading like submarine gardens beneath the * In Captain Beechey's Narrative of a Voyage to the Pacific' and •ehring's Straits, vol.i.,...
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The ocean

Philip Henry Gosse - 1849 - 396 pages
...successive platforms or terraces. In these regions may be seen islands in every stage of their formation : " some presenting little more than a point or summit...which the rolling wave occasionally breaks ; " while others exist in the more advanced state that I have just described, the main bank sufficiently elevated...
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Polynesia: A History of the South Sea Islands, Including New Zealand ; with ...

Michael Russell - 1852 - 522 pages
...every stage of their progress ; some exhibiting little niore than the point or summit of a coral- line pyramid, at a depth scarcely discernible through the...transparent waters ; others spreading like submarine gardens beneath the surface ; while a third class ascend, like long curved banks of sand, broken coral, or...
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Man on the Ocean: A Book for Boys

Robert Michael Ballantyne - 1863 - 450 pages
...of coral, of varied and beautiful form and colour, extend, in the form of successive terraces below water, to a considerable distance around. " Here islands...like long curved or circular banks of sand, broken .eoral, and shells, two or three feet above the water, clothed with grass, or adorned with cocoa-nut...
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The Advanced Reader

1866 - 408 pages
...successive platforms or terraces. In these regions may be seen islands in every stage of their formation : " some presenting little more than a point or summit...which the rolling wave occasionally breaks ; " while others exist in the more advanced state that I have just described, the main bank sufficiently elevated...
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The Progressive English reading books, Volume 4

Nelson Thomas and sons, ltd - 1866
...successive platforms or terraces. In these regions may be seen islands in every stage of their formation : " some presenting little more than a point or summit...which the rolling wave occasionally breaks ; " while others exist in the more advanced state that I have just described, the main bank sufficiently elevated...
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The Royal Readers, Numéro 5

Thomas Nelson Publishers - 1879 - 448 pages
...successive platforms or terraces. In these regions may be seen islands in every stage of their formation : " some presenting little more than a point or summit of a branching coralline pyjagjid, at a depth .scarcely discernible through the transparent waters ; others spreading, like...
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The Fifth Reader

E.H. Butler & Co - 1853 - 384 pages
...platforms or terraces. 9. In these regions may be seen islands in every stage of their formation, " some presenting little more than a point or summit...which the rolling wave occasionally breaks ;" while others exist in the more, advanced state I have just described, the main bank sufficiently elevated...
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The Standard authors reader, arranged and annotated by the editor of 'Poetry ...

Griffith, Farran, Browne and co - 1883 - 388 pages
...successive platforms or terraces. In these regions may be seen islands in every stage of their formation : ' some presenting little more than a point or summit...which the rolling wave occasionally breaks ; ' while others exist in the more advanced state that I have just described, the main bank sufficiently elevated...
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