- 34.2.1: Distinguish between the appendicular skeleton and the axial skeleton.
- 34.2.2: Compare and contrast the four main kinds of movable joints and prov...
- 34.2.3: How is compact bone structurally different from spongy bone?
- 34.2.4: Identify and interpret the functions of the skeletal system.
- 34.2.5: Why would it be impossible for bones to grow from within?
- 34.2.6: Get the Big Picture Outline the steps involved in bone formation an...
Solutions for Chapter 34.2: Bones: The Bodys Support
Full solutions for Biology: The Dynamics of Life | 1st Edition
Altitude (of the Sun)
The angle of the Sun above the horizon.
Daily temperature range
The difference between the maximum and minimum temperatures for a day.
Process such as weathering, mass wasting, or erosion that is powered by the Sun and transforms solid rock into sediment.
A crack in rock along which there is a distinct separation.
The conversion of hydrogen through fusion to form helium.
A soil lacking horizons.
Magma that reaches Earth’s surface.
The cluster of 20 or so galaxies to which our galaxy belongs.
A body of molten rock found at depth, including any dissolved gases and crystals.
Magnetic time scale
A scale that shows the ages of magnetic reversals and is based on the polarity of lava flows of various ages.
Large center of low pressure with an associated cold front and often a warm front. Frequently accompanied by abundant precipitation.
A series of 10 minerals used as a standard in determining hardness.
A star that explosively increases in brightness.
A region of Earth’s crust along which divergence is taking place.
Rock formed from the weathered products of preexisting rocks that have been transported, deposited, and lithified.
A mechanism that contributes to plate motion in which cool, dense oceanic crust sinks into the mantle and “pulls” the trailing lithosphere along.
Small solar system bodies
Solar system objects not classified as planets or moons that include dwarf planets, asteroids, comets, and meteoroids.
The conversion of a solid directly to a gas without passing through the liquid state.
The solstice that occurs on June 21–22 in the Northern Hemisphere and on December 21–22 in the Southern Hemisphere.
A band along the ecliptic containing the 12 constellations of the zodiac.