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Large landlocked areas of shallow sea in North America, the present-day Soviet
Union, and Australia became evapo- rite basins in which great quantities of rock
salt, gypsum, and other minerals were precipitated. On the continental platforms ...
When Turgot became minister of finance in 1774, du Pont served as inspector
general of commerce (1774-76). He was largely responsible for the clause in the
Treaty of Versailles of 1783 calling for a trade treaty between France and Great ...
Although he became a tanna, he lost faith in rabbinic authority and flouted Jewish
law by such actions as openly riding through the streets on the most sacred
Jewish holiday, Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement). More seriously, the Talmud
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