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Cooler Climate, Not Population Loss, Led To Less Fires In The Past
2012-07-30 09:46:53

After Columbus sailed to the New World, the burning of forests and fields subsided, a phenomenon that has been attributed to loss of native population by the onset of European diseases carried over by explorers and settlers.


Word of the Day
dapifer
  • One who brings meat to the table; hence, in some countries, the official title of the grand master or steward of the king's or a nobleman's household.
The word 'dapifer' comes from Latin roots meaning 'feast' and 'bearer'.