In Sonic the Hedgehog 3 and the lock-on game, Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles, after the Death Egg crash-landed on the Floating Island, Dr. Robotnik detected the energy of the Master Emerald that slipped out from the cracks in the island created by the Death Egg's impact. Discovering that the Master Emerald's power could be used to get the Death Egg flying again, the doctor began looking for it. Along the way, Robotnik met Knuckles, the guardian of the Floating Island and the Master Emerald itself, and tricked him into thinking that Sonic and Tails, both of whom were hot on the doctor's trail and would inevitably throw a wrench into his plans, were evil-doers coming to steal the Master Emerald. As such, Knuckles would repeatedly interfere with Sonic and Tails' mission to destroy the Death Egg in an effort to keep the Master Emerald safe.
Some time after stopping Dr. Eggman once again, Sonic the Hedgehog grows restless, deciding to do what he does best - travel the world, looking for adventure. Climbing into his trusty biplane, the red-and-white Tornado, the blue hedgehog begins flying the skies, looking for places unknown. On nothing more than an impulse, Sonic decides to land on an unassuming island, called West Side Island. Deciding to kick back and explore the isle, Sonic is completely oblivious to the legend connected to the island, and the similarities it has in relation to his adventures on South Island. According to legend, there was once a great and prosperous people who lived on its shores, who achieved their greatness through the use of mysterious, powerful stones. Their peace could have been everlasting if not for a select few who desired to use the stones for their own selfish gains, causing the gods to take away the stones and hide them away on the island...
A few days after landing, Sonic realized that he was being followed by someone. Looking behind him, Sonic spotted a young fox, who immediately hid from the blue hedgehog when he looked his way. Not thinking much of it, Sonic ran off, the fox once again following. The young fox's given name, Miles Prower, was overshadowed by his nickname, "Tails," derived from the fact that he possessed not one but two tails behind him. Often being ridiculed by his peers, "Tails" outlook on life changed immediately once he spotted Sonic running around his home, deciding that he had to follow and emulate his new hero, wanting to be just as cool and confident. No matter where Sonic would go, Miles would try and follow, Sonic eventually accepting the near-constant trailing of the young fox.
The main form of attack for Sonic is the same as the first game, the ever trusty spin attack that Sonic curls into each time he jumps. Able to hit enemies from any angle as long as spikes or some other projectile is not in the way, he can also curl into this spin on the ground in the same way, by the player pressing down on the control pad as he runs along the terrain. However, the game also introduces a new way to gather up speed in this form without having to build it up. The spin dash, which has since become a staple of the series, allows Sonic to rev up in a static location before he fires off, either destroying enemies in his wake or giving him the momentum to slide up steep slopes and reach higher areas of each level. By pressing and holding down while tapping the jump button, letting go of the control pad allows Sonic to zoom ahead, Dr. Eggman's forces being no match for the blue hedgehog.
A relative small percentage of large landowners clear vast sections of the Amazon for cattle pastureland. Large tracts of forest are cleared and sometimes planted with African savanna grasses for cattle feeding. In many cases, especially during periods of high inflation, land is simply cleared for investment purposes. When pastureland prices exceed forest land prices (a condition made possible by tax incentives that favor pasture-land over natural forest), forest clearing is a good hedge against inflation.
Interest Rates: Rainforest lands are often used for land speculation purposes. When real pastureland prices exceed real forest land prices, land clearing is a good hedge against inflation. At times of high inflation, the appreciation of cattle prices and the stream of services (milk) they provide may outpace the interest rate earned on money left in the bank.
This group of palms, with characteristic heavily spined trunks, grow to 20m tall and are found commonly in many areas of the lowland Amazon.They grow in both moist and dry habitats, e.g. in areas that remain uninundated during the rainy season, as well as along rivers. The fruits of these palms provide edible oil, and palm hearts can be obtained from the meristem.One study of Astrocaryum vulgare reported that the fruit contained 3.5% protein, 19.1% carbohydrate and 16.6% fat.In addition, the Vitamin A content was found to be a remarkable 50,000 i.u. per 100 grams of pulp, three times higher than that of the carrot. The oil derived from this plant is chemically similar to coconut oil.Local people steam the fruits and eat them, or crack open the young fruits to drink the clear, sweet liquid inside. Fiber is also extracted from the leaves of Astrocaryum and used to make hammocks, baskets, hats and other necessities of Amazonian life. In the days of wind powered ocean going ships, voyages were made possible by the sails and masts lashed together with rope woven from Astrocaryum fiber, resistant to the rot and damage caused by long months at sea.__________________________________________________________________________
Some of the products of the fruit, including fertilizer, alcohol tar and acetic acid, can only be derived through industrial processing while others, such as edible oil, charcoal and flour have been traditionally used by indigenous peoples throughout the region. The fruits of babassu look like small coconuts, born in clusters of a few dozen to several hundred. Some trees can yield up to one-half ton of fruits per year and these are gathered and cracked by hand on an up-turned ax head to separate the oil-rich kernal from the flour and shell which is later converted to charcoal. 2b1af7f3a8