History[ edit ] The Greek botanist Theophrastus c. In , the German-American Jacob Kuechler — used crossdating to examine oaks Quercus stellata in order to study the record of climate in western Texas. Kapteyn — was using crossdating to reconstruct the climates of the Netherlands and Germany. Douglass sought to better understand cycles of sunspot activity and reasoned that changes in solar activity would affect climate patterns on earth, which would subsequently be recorded by tree-ring growth patterns i. Wood Diagram of secondary growth in a tree showing idealised vertical and horizontal sections. A new layer of wood is added in each growing season, thickening the stem, existing branches and roots, to form a growth ring.
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Monica begins dating Dr. Richard Burke Tom Selleck , an older man who is also one of her father's best friends and 21 years her senior. The couple is very much surprised when Erica gives birth to twins, and name the boy Jack after Monica's father, and the girl Erica after her birth mother. Development[ edit ] Conception and writing[ edit ] Television writers David Crane and Marta Kauffman originally pitched Friends as a show about "that special time in your life when your friends are your family"  to then- NBC president Warren Littlefield shortly after their short-lived sitcom Family Album was canceled by CBS. Monica is tricked into bed with him after Paul lies to her about his sex life , falsely alleging that he has not slept with anyone in the two years since his wife left him. Those events proved only to be humorous, nonetheless. Right", who surprisingly turns out to be close friend Chandler.
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They were first passed in the s to prevent freed Black slaves from marrying Whites and the biracial children of White slave owners and African slaves from inheriting property. It was not until , during the height of the Civil Rights Movement, that the U. Supreme Court ruled in the Loving v. Virginia case that such laws were unconstitutional. At that time, 38 states in the U.