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Solutions for Chapter 16.2: Human Ancestry

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 16.2: Human Ancestry

Biology: The Dynamics of Life was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9780078299001. Since 6 problems in chapter 16.2: Human Ancestry have been answered, more than 16447 students have viewed full step-by-step solutions from this chapter. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Biology: The Dynamics of Life, edition: 1. This expansive textbook survival guide covers the following chapters and their solutions. Chapter 16.2: Human Ancestry includes 6 full step-by-step solutions.

Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Beach

    An accumulation of sediment found along the landward margin of the ocean or a lake.

  • Column

    A feature found in caves that is formed when a stalactite and stalagmite join.

  • Debris flow

    A relatively rapid type of mass wasting that involves a flow of soil and regolith containing a large amount of water. Also called mudflows.

  • Eccentricity

    The variation of an ellipse from a circle.

  • Elements of weather and climate

    Those quantities or properties of the atmosphere that are measured regularly and that are used to express the nature of weather and climate.

  • Globular cluster

    A nearly spherically shaped group of densely packed stars.

  • Inner core

    The solid innermost layer of Earth, about 1,300 kilometers (800 miles) in radius.

  • Intrusion

    See Pluton.

  • Mantle plume

    A mass of hotter-than-normal mantle material that ascends toward the surface, where it may lead to igneous activity. These plumes of solid yet mobile material may originate as deep as the core–mantle boundary.

  • Peridotite

    An igneous rock of ultramafic composition thought to be abundant in the upper mantle.

  • Permeability

    A measure of a material’s ability to transmit water.

  • pH scale

    A common measure of the degree of acidity or alkalinity of a solution, it is a logarithmic scale ranging from 0 to 14. A value of 7 denotes a neutral solution, values below 7 indicate greater acidity, and numbers above 7 indicate greater alkalinity.

  • Placer

    Deposit formed when heavy minerals are mechanically concentrated by currents, most commonly streams and waves. Placers are sources of gold, tin, platinum, diamonds, and other valuable minerals.

  • 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.

  • Ray (lunar)

    Any of a system of bright elongated streaks, sometimes associated with a crater on the Moon.

  • Rock cycle

    A model that illustrates the origin of the three basic rock types and the interrelatedness of Earth materials and processes.

  • Silicon-oxygen tetrahedron

    A structure composed of four oxygen atoms surrounding a silicon atom that constitutes the basic building block of silicate minerals.

  • Swells

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

  • Transform fault

    A major strike-slip fault that cuts through the lithosphere and accommodates motion between two plates.

  • Transpiration

    The release of water vapor to the atmosphere by plants.

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