- 4.2.1: What characteristics of populations do demographers study? Why?
- 4.2.2: How do birthrate and death rate each affect the growth of a populat...
- 4.2.3: What clues can an age structure graph provide about the future of a...
- 4.2.4: Explain the relationship between a growing population and the envir...
- 4.2.5: Suggest reasons why the lack of available clean water could be a li...
- 4.2.6: Make and Use Graphs Construct a bar graph showing the age structure...
Solutions for Chapter 4.2: Human Population
Full solutions for Biology: The Dynamics of Life | 1st Edition
The number of protons in the nucleus of an atom.
A wind blowing down the lee-ward side of a mountain and warming by compression.
A front along which a cold air mass thrusts beneath a warmer air mass.
A circulation pattern characterized by a light wind blowing into a city from the surrounding countryside. It is best developed on clear and otherwise calm nights when the urban heat island is most pronounced.
The removal of salts and other chemicals from seawater.
A partially enclosed coastal water body that is connected to the ocean. Salinity here is measurably reduced by the freshwater flow of rivers
A cliff created by movement along a fault. It represents the exposed surface of the fault prior to modification by weathering and erosion.
A vent in a volcanic area from which fumes or gases escape.
A local wind blowing from land toward the water during the night in coastal areas.
The appearance or quality of light reflected from the surface of a mineral.
Monthly mean temperature
The mean temperature for a month that is calculated by averaging the daily means.
Lowest tidal range, occurring near the times of the first- and third-quarter phases of the Moon.
Oceanic ridge system
A continuous elevated zone on the floor of all the major ocean basins and varying in width from 500 to 5,000 kilometers (300–3,000 miles). The rifts at the crests of ridges represent divergent plate boundaries.
The systematic study of fossils and the history of life on Earth.
The stormy frontal zone separating air masses of polar origin from air masses of tropical origin.
An angular distance measured eastward along the celestial equator from the vernal equinox. Used with declination in a coordinate system to describe the position of celestial bodies.
A classification of a star according to the characteristics of its spectrum.
The abnormal rise of the sea along a shore as a result of strong winds.
A downslope movement of dense, sediment-laden water created when sand and mud on the continental shelf and slope are dislodged and thrown into suspension.
A common term for a desert stream course that is typically dry except for brief periods immediately following a rain.