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Everyone contributes to weddings and funerals otherwise they would not be affordable. I had no idea who I was facing across the table and as a matter of fact I did not care. VIDEOS: Introductory and Travel, by Stephen Knapp. The products were mannered, full of puns, verbal tricks, riddles, and the like. The fascinating mosaic formed by the cultural differences found from region to region across the country extends far beyond matters of eating habits and dress code, however.

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Publisher: Overlook Books; Reprint edition (May 12, 2011)

ISBN: 1590206371

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[344] � A prominent hypothesis is that their tremendous size was a strategy for digesting lower-quality food sources; they could digest food for a longer period as it wound its way through their digestive systems.� Their size also discouraged predation and conserved heat. �But their highly efficient air sac breathing system may have been the main reason why they could get so large, particularly in the record-low oxygen Jurassic Period, at least according to GEOCARBSULF .� Jurassic saur opods probably subsisted on ferns and the foliage of cycads and conifers, which almost no vertebrates do today, and few animals.� Sauropods had huge guts to ferment those plants. [345] � It would not have been an energy-rich diet.� There has been controversy whether sauropods could rear up on their hind legs, and how they held their heads on their long necks, but the idea that they were primarily swamp-dwellers underwent significant revision.� Today, scientists think that they seem to have sought moist environments, but probably did not spend their lives immersed in water.� They were walking grazers and browsers, and their long necks were probably used for browsing trees. [346] Sauropods seem to have lived in herds and tended their young .� Until re latively recently, animals as agents of ecosystem change and maintenance was a marginal idea.� But today, sediment burrowing is thought to be a seminal geophysical event in the Cambrian, and those huge sauropods probably had an ecosystem impact like what elephants have today in Africa. [347] � Elephants today break up woods as they feed, as they knock over trees and uproot them.� That damage transforms the biome and provides opportunities for other kinds of herbivores and their predators.� Elephants also create and enlarge water holes and are considered keystone species, which have an outsized impact on their environment.� Today, there is a � loyal opposition � to the overkill hypothesis regarding megafauna extinctions soon after humans appeared; such people minimize the impact of humans (their position has an inherent conflict of interest, as those scholars and scientists are all humans ) and attribute the extinction of all elephants of the Western Hemisphere ( north, south ) to climate change and resulting changes in vegetation.� If the current situation with African elephants is relevant, it is likelier that those vegetation changes were a result of elephant extinction, not a cause. 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