"represents a section of an island, from the ocean (o) to the lagoon (l). On the ocean side, from o to a, there is shallow water for some distance out; and where not too deep, the bottom is covered here and there with growing corals. Between a and b there is a platform of coral rock, mostly bare at low tide, but covered at high ... b to d is the wooded portion of the island. The whole width (is) from the beach (b) to the lagoon (c)." -Dana, 1880

Section of Coral Island of an Atoll

"represents a section of an island, from the ocean (o) to the lagoon (l). On the ocean side, from o…

An illustration of the South Carolina coast near Fort Sumter.

Beach

An illustration of the South Carolina coast near Fort Sumter.

Three girls on the beach with buckets and shovels. A sailboat passes by in the background.

Girls on the Beach

Three girls on the beach with buckets and shovels. A sailboat passes by in the background.

Two young people sitting on the beach. Others are walking along the shore. There is a sailboat in the distance.

Relaxing on the Beach

Two young people sitting on the beach. Others are walking along the shore. There is a sailboat in the…

An illustration of a cliff with with a cave. A cave is a natural underground void large enough for a human to enter.

Cave

An illustration of a cliff with with a cave. A cave is a natural underground void large enough for a…

An illustration of an elderly man sitting on a beach holding a walking cane.

Elderly Man Sitting on Beach

An illustration of an elderly man sitting on a beach holding a walking cane.

A seaside community with small boats on the shore and a large ship out to sea.

Fishing Community

A seaside community with small boats on the shore and a large ship out to sea.

Diagrammatic section of Florida along the line N.S. showing the relative position of the shore.

Florida Shore

Diagrammatic section of Florida along the line N.S. showing the relative position of the shore.

Gulliver leaving Lilliput and beginning his voyage to Bobdingnag.

Giant Entering the Sea

Gulliver leaving Lilliput and beginning his voyage to Bobdingnag.

Girls playing on the beach.

Girls

Girls playing on the beach.

Large homes fringed by palm trees on a Florida shoreline.

Coastal homes

Large homes fringed by palm trees on a Florida shoreline.

An illustration of a lighthouse in the distance on a rocky shoreline.

Lighthouse

An illustration of a lighthouse in the distance on a rocky shoreline.

An illustration with a man and a child watching birds fly overhead while standing on a rock.

Man and child

An illustration with a man and a child watching birds fly overhead while standing on a rock.

Gulliver gets a boat ready to sail to England.

Man flipping boat

Gulliver gets a boat ready to sail to England.

A group of adult men standing on the beach comforting one of the men who is mourning.

Men on Beach

A group of adult men standing on the beach comforting one of the men who is mourning.

Palm Trees on the beach

Palm Trees

Palm Trees on the beach

A type of palm having repeatedly branched stem, each branch terminating in a tuft of large fan shaped leaves.

Door Palm

A type of palm having repeatedly branched stem, each branch terminating in a tuft of large fan shaped…

A band on six pirates on the beach.

Pirates

A band on six pirates on the beach.

"Turnstone is a small genus of birds of the plover family, intermediate between the true plovers and sandpipers. In winter the turnstone is found on the seashore all over the world, being probably the most cosmopolitan of all birds. It derives its name from its habit of turning over stones with its bill in search of its food, which consists of small crustaceans and mollusks. The common turnstone is nine inches in length, and is handsomely marked with black, white, and chestnut; the last-named color is reduced in autumn, when the plumage becomes duller; the legs and feet are orange."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Turnstone

"Turnstone is a small genus of birds of the plover family, intermediate between the true plovers and…

Yarmouth Pier, a painting by John Constable.

Yarmouth Pier

Yarmouth Pier, a painting by John Constable.