Some articles on slopes, slope:
... different microclimates between the north facing and south facing slopes of the mountain ... On south facing slopes, the air temperature near the ground is consistently higher than on the north facing slopes, which do not receive as much ... Because the north slope of the mountain is cooler and shaded, moisture is more easily retained ...
Famous quotes containing the words slopes and/or northern:
“For believe me!the secret to harvesting the greatest abundance and the greatest enjoyment from existence is thisliving dangerously! Build your cities on the slopes of Vesuvius! Send your ships into uncharted seas! Live at war with your peers and yourselves! Be robbers and conquerors, so long as you cannot be rulers and possessors, you knowing ones! The time will soon be past when you could be content to live hidden in the forests like timid deer.”
—Friedrich Nietzsche (18441900)
“Our ancestors were savages. The story of Romulus and Remus being suckled by a wolf is not a meaningless fable. The founders of every state which has risen to eminence have drawn their nourishment and vigor from a similar wild source. It was because the children of the Empire were not suckled by the wolf that they were conquered and displaced by the children of the northern forests who were.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)