Publisher Description

The book deals with the structure and origin of Coral and Coral Reefs. They are, in a zoological sense, cousins, each of them being formed by the same kind of animals in what is substantially the same way. Each of these bodies is, in fact, the hard skeleton of a very curious and a very simple animal, more comparable to the bones of such animals as ourselves than to the shells of oysters or creatures of that kind; for it is the hardening of the internal tissue of the creature, of its internal substance, by the deposit in the body of a material which is exceedingly common, not only in fresh but in sea water, and which is specially abundant in those waters which we know as "hard, " those waters, for example, which leave a "fur" upon the bottom of a tea-kettle.

GENRE
Science & Nature
RELEASED
1895
June 29
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
28
Pages
PUBLISHER
Public Domain
SELLER
Public Domain
SIZE
18.6
KB

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