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2008-08-19 03:00:24

By Fitzgerald, Judith M Loeb, Robert E FITZGERALD, J. M. (Department of Biology, Lehman College, City University of New York, 250 Bedford Park Boulevard West, BRONX, NY, 10468) AND R. E. LOEB (Department of Biology, DuBois Campus, The Pennsylvania State University, DuBois, PA 15801). Historical ecology of Inwood Hill Park, Manhattan, New York. J. Torrey Bot. Soc. 135: 281-293. 2008.-Colonial period agriculture and vegetation clearance practices during the American Revolution destroyed the...


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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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