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From the Hardcover edition.
|Ch. 8||A still greater sorrow||117|
|Ch. 9||The pleasure of gambling||125|
|Ch. 10||To light : Murray's reefs||157|
|Ch. 11||A question of science||167|
|Ch. 13||"A conspiracy of silence"||191|
|Ch. 14||To sea||211|
|Ch. 15||The last archipelago||231|
|Ch. 16||A connected account||241|
Posted December 3, 2010
A great read and don't be fooled by the the narrowness of the title" Reef Madness"
.I thoroughly enjoyed reading this surprisingly indepth and intriguing account of the lives of Louis and Alexander Agazziz. The web of interaction these two men of incomparable intelligence and drive weaves with other great naturalists reveals with skillfull intrigue and research the "struggle of the fittest". Ah, a "natural selection" drama set in the golden age of natural science with the cast of Darwin, Lyell, Cuvier, the Agazziz's, just to name a few major players, as they form alliances, as proponents and opponents of creationism versus evolutionism.