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succession

the progression from initial colonization of an area by organisms to the CLIMAX population. The term usually refers to plants and in England the climax vegetation is oak woodland.
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Where any of these wanted fortunes, I would provide them with convenient lodges round my own estate, and have some of them always at my table; only mingling a few of the most valuable among you mortals, whom length of time would harden me to lose with little or no reluctance, and treat your posterity after the same manner; just as a man diverts himself with the annual succession of pinks and tulips in his garden, without regretting the loss of those which withered the preceding year.
It also prevents the bodies of men from acquiring their full size if they marry before their growth is completed; for this is the determinate period, which prevents any further increase; for which reason the proper time for a woman to marry is eighteen, for a man thirty-seven, a little more or less; for when they marry at that time their bodies are in perfection, and they will also cease to have children at a proper time; and moreover with respect to the succession of the children, if they have them at the time which may reasonably be expected, they will be just arriving into perfection when their parents are sinking down under the load of seventy years.
In the next chapter I shall consider the geological succession of organic beings throughout time; in the eleventh and twelfth, their geographical distribution throughout space; in the thirteenth, their classification or mutual affinities, both when mature and in an embryonic condition.
In another direction were to be seen some of the sources of the Oregon, or Columbia, flowing to the northwest, past those towering landmarks the Three Tetons, and pouring down into the great lava plain; while, almost at the captain's feet, the Green River, or Colorado of the West, set forth on its wandering pilgrimage to the Gulf of California; at first a mere mountain torrent, dashing northward over a crag and precipice, in a succession of cascades, and tumbling into the plain where, expanding into an ample river, it circled away to the south, and after alternately shining out and disappearing in the mazes of the vast landscape, was finally lost in a horizon of mountains.
It's very trying to have a drunken husband, you see; and it must be very trying to have twins three times in succession, don't you think?
Beneath it he discerned the dismantled ramparts of a town; here the still intact arch of a portico, there two or three columns lying under their base; farther on, a succession of arches which must have supported the conduit of an aqueduct; in another part the sunken pillars of a gigantic bridge, run into the thickest parts of the rift.
Considering that the labor force migration, as well as free circulation of the European citizens within the communitarian space represents both rights and phenomena more and more outlined, the incidence of the successions with extraneous elements is higher and higher.
Andrew Mainwaring, Investment Director at Inflexion, commented: Securing additional investment from HSBC underlines the stability and success of Successions plan to create the UKs largest independent wealth management business through a focused buy & build programme.
8 billion per company -- more than would have been lost if those successions had been planned.
Second, at its most fundamental, this is a case study collection of best and worst successions, and the technical, political, and cultural factors that created them.
But the reality in planning for CEO successions is far from ideal.
17) Known as the doctrine of the "king's two bodies," the conceptual separation between the monarch's "body politic" and "body natural" allowed the authority of the Crown and royal dignity to be preserved and protected during successions.

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