- 31.2.1: What features of birds enable them to live on land?
- 31.2.2: Describe how a birds respiratory system works, and explain how air ...
- 31.2.3: What is an endotherm? How does being an endotherm have adaptive val...
- 31.2.4: Analyze the relationship between modern birds and dinosaurs.
- 31.2.5: Large, flightless birds once were common in areas that did not have...
- 31.2.6: Get the Big Picture Make a table that summarizes the adaptations bi...
Solutions for Chapter 31.2: Birds
Full solutions for Biology: The Dynamics of Life | 1st Edition
A recording barometer.
The measurement of ocean depths and the charting of the shape or topography of the ocean floor.
The transfer of heat through matter by molecular activity. Energy is transferred through collisions from one molecule to another.
Changes in rock caused by the heat from a nearby magma body.
Solar energy scattered and reflected in the atmosphere that reaches Earth’s surface in the form of diffuse blue light from the sky.
The difference in height between the bottom of a cone of depression and the original height of the water table.
See Glacial drift.
A mountain formed by the displacement of rock along a fault.
See Volcanic island arc.
A region outside the orbit of Neptune where most short-period comets are thought to originate.
A cloud occupying the height range from 2,000 to 6,000 meters.
A front formed when a cold front overtakes a warm front. It marks the beginning of the end of a middle-latitude cyclone.
A basic unit of the geologic calendar that is a subdivision of an era. Periods may be divided into smaller units called epochs.
A relatively dense dust cloud in interstellar space that is illuminated by starlight.
A rapidly moving ocean wave generated by earthquake activity capable of inflicting heavy damage in coastal regions.
The relative proportions of clay, silt, and sand in a soil. Texture strongly influences the soil’s ability to retain and transmit water and air.
A classification of a star according to the characteristics of its spectrum.
The extensively cratered highland areas of the Moon.
Soils that form on unconsolidated deposits.
The concept that the processes that have shaped Earth in the geologic past are essentially the same as those operating today