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It rewrote the balance of power for the Plains Indians, decimating the village-dwelling Arikaras and Mandans and allowing the nomadic Sioux to seize control of the prairie.
For the survivors of the decimating struggle within the Southern Baptist Convention (hereafter SBC) throughout the last twenty-plus years, perhaps the last thing one would desire to read is another book focusing on these events.
But new research reveals that a wave of extinctions may have hit right in the middle of this evolutionary binge, decimating the ranks of the newly evolved creatures.
It is reports like these that very few participants in the bio-surveillance arena, both public and private, are capable of producing and decimating.
When Hurricane Andrew swept through Florida in 1992, whole towns were ripped apart, and insurance companies were slapped with a decimating $16 billion bill.