Most plants are autotrophs, organisms that synthesize all their own organic nutrients and do not rely on other organisms for food. The reason that plants are autotrophic is that they carry out photosynthesis in their leaves. In the process of photosynthesis, the plant converts water, carbon dioxide, and light energy into oxygen, sugars, and more water. The oxygen is released into the surrounding air through the stomata, and the sugars (organic nutrients) are transported throughout the plant body to areas of growth and storage.
The intimate details that clients share with their accountants must never be leaked to third parties, neither intentionally nor accidentally. The client must be able have well-placed trust in their accountant’s ability and willingness to keep vital information confidential at all times; this is both a matter of professionalism and basic ethics. The impression that an accountant leaves on their client will likely color the impression that future clients have on them as well, which means that trustworthiness is essential for both the client’s safety and the accountant’s career.
An extension of the desire for resources and the need for a large military is the construction of the infrastructure necessary to move resources and goods from the conquered territories to the center and military forces to far-flung destinations. It is well-known that the Roman Empire was so successful in part because of its facility for constructing paved roadways that enabled more efficient movement of goods and people. As with the costs of the military, however, the costs associated with constructing and maintaining a network of roads, bridges and, where relevant, railroads, was and remains considerable.