Excerpt from The Isle of Pines, Caribbean Sea: Its Situation, Physical Features, Inhabitants, Resources, and Industries The island has a geological relation to the general chain of insular mainlands of the Antilles, and is unlike the numerous low coral and sand formations kwn as keys and mangrove swamps scattered in such profusion off the coast. In general the surface is a plateau of 50' to 100 feet above sea level, broken by ridges of hills or cliffs that project abruptly above the general surface. The two mountain ridges at the rthern end reach an elevation of about feet, and are composed of limestone and marble. The other ridges in the center are much lower, less precipitous, and formed of gray sandstone, red rock, and gravel, containing iron. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.