London: The Walter Scott Publishing Co. Ltd., c1900. The Scott Library Edition. A Very Good Hardcover. Green cloth with gilt stamped titles and decoration. The bindings are tight and square. Text clean, light even toning. Moderate shelf handling wear. 8vo; pp. xxiv, 278, (adv.), (adv. for The Scott Library); col. folding map, 4 col. plates, numerous text illusts., appendix, index.
Included after the index is the text of a paper by Darwin first published in the Philosophical Magazine in 1841.
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Darwin made copious observations on coral reefs, atolls and ocean islands. In documenting the morphology and geology of the mid-ocean features Darwin defined parameters for specific features and hypothesized about their formation.