On coral reefs and islands. by James D. Dana

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Published by G.P. Putnam & Co. in New York .

Written in English

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  • Coral reefs and islands.

Edition Notes

From the author"s exploring expedition report on geology, with additions.

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StatementBy James D. Dana, geologist of the exploring expedition around the world during the years 1838-1842, C. Wilkes, U.S.N., commander ...
Classifications
LC ClassificationsQE565 .D165
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, [5]-143 p.
Number of Pages143
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL252100M
LC Control Numbergs 18000354
OCLC/WorldCa3737349

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