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Solutions for Chapter 16.1: Primate Adaptation and Evolution

Biology: The Dynamics of Life | 1st Edition | ISBN: 9780078299001 | Authors: Alton Biggs, Whitney Crispen Hagins, Chris Kapicka, Linda Lundgren

Full solutions for Biology: The Dynamics of Life | 1st Edition

ISBN: 9780078299001

Biology: The Dynamics of Life | 1st Edition | ISBN: 9780078299001 | Authors: Alton Biggs, Whitney Crispen Hagins, Chris Kapicka, Linda Lundgren

Solutions for Chapter 16.1: Primate Adaptation and Evolution

This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Biology: The Dynamics of Life, edition: 1. Since 5 problems in chapter 16.1: Primate Adaptation and Evolution have been answered, more than 20657 students have viewed full step-by-step solutions from this chapter. Chapter 16.1: Primate Adaptation and Evolution includes 5 full step-by-step solutions. This expansive textbook survival guide covers the following chapters and their solutions. Biology: The Dynamics of Life was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9780078299001.

Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Aerosols

    Tiny solid and liquid particles suspended in the atmosphere.

  • Air-mass weather

    The conditions experienced in an area as an air mass passes over it. Because air masses are large and fairly homogenous, airmass weather will be fairly constant and may last for several days.

  • Atmosphere

    The gaseous portion of a planet; the planet’s envelope of air. One of the traditional subdivisions of Earth’s physical environment.

  • Divergence

    The condition that exists when the distribution of winds within a given area results in a net horizontal outflow of air from the region. In divergence at lower levels the resulting deficit is compensated for by a downward movement of air from aloft; hence, areas of divergent winds are unfavorable to cloud formation and precipitation.

  • Divergent boundary

    A region where the rigid plates are moving apart, typified by the midoceanic ridges.

  • Electromagnetic spectrum

    The distribution of electromagnetic radiation by wavelength.

  • Eruption column

    Buoyant plumes of hot, ashladen gases that can extend thousands of meters into the atmosphere.

  • Fog

    A cloud with its base at or very near Earth’s surface.

  • Fossil magnetism

    See Paleomagnetism.

  • Gradient

    The slope of a stream; generally measured in feet per mile.

  • Ice cap

    A mass of glacial ice covering a high upland or plateau and spreading out radially.

  • Luminosity

    The brightness of a star. The amount of energy radiated by a star.

  • Mixed tidal pattern

    A tidal pattern exhibiting two high tides and two low tides per tidal day with a large inequality in high water heights, low water heights, or both. Coastal locations that experience such a tidal pattern may also show alternating periods of diurnal and semidiurnal tidal patterns. Also called mixed semidiurnal.

  • Ore deposit

    A naturally occurring concentration of one or more metallic minerals that can be extracted economically.

  • Pheoncryst

    Conspicuously large crystals embedded in a matrix of finer-grained crystals.

  • Photochemical reaction

    A chemical reaction in the atmosphere that is triggered by sunlight, often yielding a secondary pollutant.

  • Pressure gradient

    The amount of pressure change occurring over a given distance.

  • Swells

    Wind-generated waves that have moved into an area of weaker winds or calm.

  • Upwelling

    The rising of cold water from deeper layers to replace warmer surface water that has been moved away.

  • Wave of translation

    The turbulent advance of water created by breaking waves.

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