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  • Darwin explained the creation of coral atolls in the South Pacific.
  • Extremely small, lacking its own water supply, Wake would have been a useless atoll but for one enormous attribute: It lay far out in the Pacific, making it a strategically ideal spot for an air base.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Deep in Madame’s voice, Marie-Laure hears water: atolls and archipelagoes and lagoons and fiords.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • Above, the setting sun flared gaudy and inhuman, blood-red shelves of cloud that suggested end-times footage of catastrophe and ruin: detonations on Pacific atolls, wildlife running before sheets of flame.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch

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  • In some places, they form atolls, a circular ring surrounding a lagoon or small inner lake that gaps place in contact with the sea.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • On the second day his company was assembled on the top deck and told that they were moving toward Tarawa atoll, where they would go ashore at Betio, a strongly defended island.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • Because water lies only four feet below the surface of the Tarawa atoll, the Japanese could not build underground defenses.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • Better one of the great sea-simoons blowing up out of the cold belly of the south, lashing before it the motile isles and their dolphin herders until they seek refuge in the lee of our atolls and stony peaks.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • …vegetation: its infallibility as paradigm and paragon: its metamorphoses as vapour, mist, cloud, rain, sleet, snow, hail: its strength in rigid hydrants: its variety of forms in loughs and bays and gulfs and bights and guts and lagoons and atolls and archipelagos and sounds and fjords and minches and tidal estuaries and arms of sea: its solidity in glaciers, icebergs, icefloes: its docility in working hydraulic millwheels, turbines, dynamos, electric power stations, bleachworks,…
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • Outside our window, there was now a brown lake dotted with atolls of red mud.
    Abraham Verghese  --  Cutting for Stone

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  • Do you long to see a fireball, an actual test shot—they are outlawed of course by now, atmospheric blasts, but you wish you’d seen one of the monster shots that vapored an atoll way back when.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • ON July 1, 1946, before the first anniversary of the bombing, the United States had tested an atomic bomb at the Bikini Atoll.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • "This region isn’t very well charted, but there are countless little coral atolls dotting the ocean.
    Kenneth Oppel  --  Airborn
  • But he was carrying a pair of Atoll heat-seeking missiles which he would be sure to show the imperialists.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • Following the reception, John and I are to take the Presidential Suite at the Grand, where we shall stay but a single night prior to our departure on the Ocean Star, bound for the Pacific Atolls.
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
  • AS JAPANESE PLANES DOVE OVER OAHU, MORE THAN TWO thousand miles to the west, a few marines were sitting in a mess tent on Wake Atoll, having breakfast.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • For three days, the Japanese bombed and strafed the atoll.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • When they landed there eight hours later, they were greeted with a case of Budweiser and very big news: The Japanese had built a base on Wake Atoll.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • It was a battle on the tiny atoll of Tarawa in the Central Pacific that would foreshadow the fate of Mike, Harlon, Franklin, Ira, Rene, Doc, and all the Marines fighting America’s War.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • The bombers were supposed to approach the atoll in formation, but with clouds around and the lights off, the pilots couldn’t find their flightmates.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Several large infernos, spewing black smoke, were consuming the atoll’s oil tanks.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Among the men of Louie’s squadron, there was a rumor circulating about the atoll of Kwajalein, in the Marshall Islands, a Japanese territory.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • They left just before midnight, refueled on Canton, and flew to Funafuti, the tiny atoll from which they would launch their attack.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Then, from the north end of the atoll, came a BOOM!
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • From down the atoll, the explosions were coming in rapid succession, each one louder and closer.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • One man ran right off the end of the atoll, splashing into the ocean even though he didn’t know how to swim.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • As he dug in the dark with the bombs coming, one man noisily cursed the sonofabitch generals who had left the atoll without shelters.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • The bombs moved down the atoll.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Finally, the atoll fell silent.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • As his copilot called out speed and altitude figures, Matheny pushed his plane toward a string of buildings on Peacock Point, the atoll’s southern tip.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Realizing that the white church would stand out brilliantly on the dark atoll, a marine named Fonnie Black Ladd ran in and yelled at the natives to get out.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • He and the remains of the crew stopped at Canton, then flew on to Palmyra Atoll, where Louie took a hot shower and watched They Died with Their Boots On at the base theater.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • One moment he’d been sleeping, and the next, the atoll was rocking with explosions, a siren was howling, and people were sprinting by, dragging patients onto stretchers and rushing them out.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Between them, the two island groups had dozens of atolls and islands, so there was a good likelihood that there were places unoccupied by the Japanese.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • He’d blaze by her a few times, letting the flight crew see his Atolls, and— It took Shavrov a moment to realize that he had a wingman.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • This, at least, is the theory of Mr. Charles Darwin, who thus explains the formation of atolls—a theory superior, in my view, to the one that says these madreporic edifices sit on the summits of mountains or volcanoes submerged a few feet below sea level.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • The pilot of Kingfisher 3, Lieutenant Shavrov, reached down to arm his four Atolls.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • He wondered how much range the Atoll had.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • They were on an atoll in the Marshall Islands.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • A freighter was coming to transport them to another atoll.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • The food on the atoll had apparently agreed with the castaways, but not the food on the freighter.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • They knew, probably from Louie’s conversation with the officers on the first atoll, that it was a B-24.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • After a three-week journey, including a stopover at Truk Atoll, the ship docked at Yokohama, on the eastern coast of Japan’s central island,Honshu.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • In the atoll lagoon, on a hunk of coral, one of the POWs had scraped a message: 98 US P.W. 5-10-43.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • "In case you didn’t notice, he did get within a mile of Atoll range, and we don’t have authorization to shoot at him until he flips one at us—which might wreck our day," the colonel grumped.
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • A few weeks after Louie arrived at Ofuna, an American carrier force began bombing and shelling Wake Atoll, where the Americans captured during the Japanese invasion were still being held as slaves.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • 5 was showered with radioactive fallout from an American test at Bikini Atoll.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • Chuckie studied his radar scope and recomputed the aircraft’s path over a couple of thousand miles of sea curve and mango atoll.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • He was reminded for a moment of Tarawa atoll and its seawall and the palms that lay in rows on their side, knocked down by the compression from the naval guns.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • In Naoetsu’s little POW insurgency, perhaps the most insidious feat was pulled off by Louie’s friend Ken Marvin, a marine who’d been captured at Wake Atoll.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
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