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Living in the Environment, Loose-Leaf Version 19th Edition - Solutions by Chapter

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ISBN: 9781337094153

Living in the Environment, Loose-Leaf Version | 19th Edition - Solutions by Chapter

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Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Andean-type plate margin

    Plate boundaries that generate continental volcanic arcs.

  • Cirque

    An amphitheater-shaped basin at the head of a glaciated valley produced by frost wedging and plucking.

  • Crystal form

    See Habit.

  • Evaporite deposits

    A sedimentary rock formed of material deposited from solution by evaporation of water.

  • Fossil succession

    Fossil organisms that succeed one another in a definite and determinable order, and any time period can be recognized by its fossil content.

  • Hot spring

    A spring in which the water is 6–9° C (10–15° F) warmer than the mean annual air temperature of its locality.

  • Index fossil

    A fossil that is associated with a particular span of geologic time.

  • Inselberg

    An isolated mountain remnant characteristic of the late stage of erosion in an arid region.

  • Lateral moraine

    A ridge of till along the sides of an alpine glacier composed primarily of debris that fell to the glacier from the valley walls.

  • Mafic

    Igneous rocks with a low silica content and a high iron–magnesium content.

  • Mercalli intensity scale

    See Modified Mercalli intensity scale.

  • Mesosphere

    The layer of the atmosphere immediately above the stratosphere and characterized by decreasing temperatures with height.

  • Nonsilicates

    Mineral groups that lack silicas in their structures and account for less than 10 percent of Earth’s crust.

  • Paleomagnetism

    The natural remnant magnetism in rock bodies. The permanent magnetization acquired by rock that can be used to determine the location of the magnetic poles and the latitude of the rock at the time it became magnetized.

  • Renewable resource

    A resource that is virtually inexhaustible or that can be replenished over relatively short time spans.

  • Revolution

    The motion of one body about another, as Earth about the Sun.

  • Sidereal month

    A time period based on the revolution of the Moon around Earth with respect to the stars.

  • Ultimate base level

    Sea level; the lowest level to which stream erosion could lower the land.

  • Vein deposit

    A mineral filling a fracture or fault in a host rock. Such deposits have a sheetlike, or tabular, form.

  • Weathering

    The disintegration and decomposition of rock at or near Earth’s surface.

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