the wide gaps.docx - We can easily see how an island fronted only on one side or on oneside with one end or both ends encircled by barrier-reefs

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We can easily see how an island fronted only on one side, or on oneside with one end or both ends encircled by barrier-reefs, mightafter long-continued subsidence be converted either into a singlewall-like reef, or into an atoll with a great straight spurprojecting from it, or into two or three atolls tied together bystraight reefs--all of which exceptional cases actually occur. The tortoises, therefore, which frequent thelower districts, when thirsty, are obliged to travel from a longdistance. multiplication of. In the course of this day we crossedsome of the worst passes in the Cordillera, but their danger hasbeen much exaggerated. There was very little water, andthat little saline: the whole country, from the coast to theCordillera, is an uninhabited desert. Hand specimens fail to give a just ideaof these brown burnished stones which glitter in the sun's rays. The whole island is coveredwith wood; but from the dryness of the climate there is noappearance of luxuriance.
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  • Spring '18
  • Maldives, Arctic Circle, Atoll, Temperateness, bystraight reefs

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