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The Childhood Cradle of Entoto's Slopes

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The childhood cradle of Entoto's slopes This was a time much characterized by Abyssinia's history of grandiose lords and their battles to inherit the historical and legendary Crown of Solomon.  An impressive sparkling background for a small infant who, despite British and noble birth origin yet with his first impression, sprouts to curiosity in a traditional Abyssinian clay hut just down the mighty Entoto. This remarkable diversity of origin and the place of birth form a context for both the idyllically and the civilized environment that will soon be the seat of the British Legation. Here, beneath the mountain with its legendary history and wilderness, was created the emotional and remarkable foundation of the forthcoming magnificent grand events. This was the place for the infant boy who would build the future excellent by legends, books and thrilling adventures. The infant Wilfred Thesiger was here waved

Biodiversity

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The picture to the left shows the mountain stream with native Juniper trees just a few steps above Bees' Cliff (14) -  located in the opposite direction to the image's visual field. Biodiversity Foreign trees often have difficulties in adjusting to its new environment. The Eucalyptus is growing apparently without trouble, but it is not capable of sexually reproducing itself, i.e. the seeds do not germinate in the Ethiopian soils. Therefore the standard procedure of introduction is the planting of seedlings. The young trees soon start to compete very efficiently with other vegetation. It is a fast grower, easily reaching above other trees and suppressing them. At the same time, a chemical component in the leaves and roots prevents the growth of both other trees and herbs. This leads to a monoculture with Eucalyptus as the only tree species and eventually no ground cover at all. The Eucalyptus demands large quantities of water. Areas which earlier were pe

The History of the Environment

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The History of the Environment The evolution of civilization in different cultures and parts of the world indicates an evident connection between in-depth knowledge in biology and the specific culture's potential for development. Without a doubt, a healthy relationship is seen with this rule, even in other sciences. Still, it is particularly evident in biology, as this is so close to human health and well-being. A Beautiful Memory that Attracts Modern Science and Art. With glowing passion and warmth feeling, it is still spoken among the residents of Entoto about the time when the water level a reasonable time after the rainy season still stood one metre higher in Entoto's canyon streams and its enchanting nature rock baths. It is thus quite close to the time when Entoto's mountain massif and its canyons could carry significantly higher water quantity and therefore supply the population in the Capital with fresh water to a much greater extent. Ethiopia and the