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Solutions for Chapter 18: Diversity and Variation

BSCS Biology: A Molecular Approach | 9th Edition | ISBN: 9780078664274 | Authors: McGraw-hill education

Full solutions for BSCS Biology: A Molecular Approach | 9th Edition

ISBN: 9780078664274

BSCS Biology: A Molecular Approach | 9th Edition | ISBN: 9780078664274 | Authors: McGraw-hill education

Solutions for Chapter 18: Diversity and Variation

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Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Active continental margin

    Usually narrow and consisting of highly deformed sediments. They occur where oceanic lithosphere is being subducted beneath the margin of a continent.

  • Alluvial fan

    A fan-shaped deposit of sediment formed when a stream’s slope is abruptly reduced.

  • Beach drift

    The transport of sediment in a zigzag pattern along a beach caused by the uprush of water from obliquely breaking waves.

  • Compound

    A substance formed by the chemical combination of two or more elements in definite proportions and usually having properties different from those of its constituent elements.

  • Daily mean

    The mean temperature for a day that is determined by averaging the 24 hourly readings or, more commonly, by averaging the maximum and minimum temperatures for a day.

  • Ebb current

    The movement of a tidal current away from the shore.

  • Elastic rebound

    The sudden release of stored strain in rocks that results in movement along a fault.

  • Emission nebula

    A gaseous nebula that derives its visible light from the fluorescence of ultraviolet light from a star in or near the nebula.

  • Fissure

    A crack in rock along which there is a distinct separation.

  • Gyre

    The large circular surface current pattern found in each ocean.

  • Mafic

    Igneous rocks with a low silica content and a high iron–magnesium content.

  • Oxbow lake

    A curved lake produced when a stream cuts off a meander.

  • Parsec

    The distance at which an object would have a parallax angle of 1 second of arc (3.26 lightyears).

  • Psychrometer

    A device consisting of two thermometers (wet bulb and dry bulb) that is rapidly whirled and, with the use of tables, yields the relative humidity and dew point.

  • Regional metamorphism

    Metamorphism associated with large-scale mountain-building processes.

  • Solar constant

    The rate at which solar radiation is received outside Earth’s atmosphere on a surface perpendicular to the Sun’s rays when Earth is at an average distance from the Sun.

  • Solar nebula

    The cloud of interstellar gas and/or dust from which the bodies of our solar system formed.

  • Superposition

    In any undeformed sequence of sedimentary rocks, each bed is older than the layers above and younger than the layers below.

  • Terrane

    A crustal block bounded by faults, whose geologic history is distinct from the histories of adjoining crustal blocks.

  • Transform fault boundary

    A boundary in which two plates slide past one another without creating or destroying lithosphere.

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