As one crosses the China Sea from Japan to Shanghai he notes little, if any, difference in its character from that of the open sea, until within about 100 miles of the coast. Then the blue-green hue gives way to the muddy, yellow color of silt-laden water-a tangible evidence of the enormous load of sediment unceasingly born by the Yangtze to the sea. This is but the continuation of a process initiated ages ago by which the continent has crept eastward, slowly but irresistibly compelling the sea to retreat.
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Foster, C. L.
"Some Observations of the Erosion History of the Yangtze River, China,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 24(1), 127-132.
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