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Textbooks / Science / Living in the Environment, Loose-Leaf Version 19

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
  • Absorption spectrum

    A continuous spectrum with dark lines superimposed.

  • Barchan dune

    A solitary sand dune shaped like a crescent with its tips pointing downward.

  • Benthos

    The forms of marine life that live on or in the ocean bottom.

  • Correlation

    Establishing the equivalence of rocks of similar age in different areas.

  • Diurnal tidal pattern

    A tidal pattern exhibiting one high tide and one low tide during a tidal day; a daily tide.

  • Evaporite deposits

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

  • Flood basalts

    Flows of basaltic lava that issue from numerous cracks or fissures and commonly cover extensive areas to thicknesses of hundreds of meters.

  • Fossil

    The remains or traces of organisms preserved from the geologic past.

  • Frost wedging

    The mechanical breakup of rock caused by the expansion of freezing water in cracks and crevices.

  • Intensity (earthquake)

    A measure of the degree of earthquake shaking at a given locale based on the amount of damage.

  • Kettle holes

    Depressions created when blocks of ice became lodged in glacial deposits and subsequently melted.

  • Lunar breccia

    A lunar rock formed when angular fragments and dust are welded together by the heat generated by the impact of a meteoroid.

  • Nonmetallic mineral resource

    Mineral resource that is not a fuel or processed for the metals it contains.

  • Plucking (quarrying)

    The process by which pieces of bedrock are lifted out of place by a glacier.

  • Polar wandering

    As the result of paleomagnetic studies in the 1950s, researchers proposed that either the magnetic poles migrated greatly through time or the continents had gradually shifted their positions.

  • Proton–proton chain

    A chain of thermonuclear reactions by which nuclei of hydrogen are built up into nuclei of helium.

  • Stratified drift

    Sediments deposited by glacial meltwater.

  • Tornado watch

    A warning issued for areas of about 65,000 square kilometers (25,000 square miles), indicating that conditions are such that tornadoes may develop; it is intended to alert people to the possibility of tornadoes.

  • Valley glacier

    See Alpine glacier.

  • Valley train

    A relatively narrow body of stratified drift deposited on a valley floor by meltwater streams that issue from a valley glacier.