- 14.1: Explain why the real cost of gold is more than whatmost people pay ...
- 14.2: What are the two key concepts for this section?Define geology, core...
- 14.3: What are the two key concepts for this section?What are the reserve...
- 14.4: What five nations supply most of the worlds nonrenewablemineral res...
- 14.5: Summarize the opportunities and limitations of expandingmineral sup...
- 14.6: What is the key concept for this section? Summarizethe life cycle o...
- 14.7: What is surface mining? Define overburden andspoils. Define open-pi...
- 14.8: What is the key concept for this section? Give twoexamples of promi...
- 14.9: What is the key concept for this section? What aretectonic plates? ...
- 14.10: What are this chapters three big ideas? Explain howwe can apply the...
Solutions for Chapter 14: Geology and Mineral Resources
Full solutions for Living in the Environment, Loose-Leaf Version | 19th Edition
A continuous spectrum with dark lines superimposed.
A hard, metamorphic form of coal that burns clean and hot.
Dunes forming scalloped rows of sand oriented at right angles to the wind. This form is intermediate between isolated barchans and extensive waves of transverse dunes.
The total mass of a defined organism or group of organisms in a particular area or ecosystem.
A feature found in caves that is formed when a stalactite and stalagmite join.
An uninterrupted band of light emitted by an incandescent solid, liquid, or gas under pressure.
The sudden release of stored strain in rocks that results in movement along a fault.
A substance that cannot be decomposed into simpler substances by ordinary chemical or physical means.
Water in the zone of saturation.
See H-R diagram.
The basic idea that the Sun and planets formed from the same cloud of gas and dust in interstellar space.
A lava flow with a smooth-toropey surface.
The upper part of the ocean into which any sunlight penetrates.
A chain of thermonuclear reactions by which nuclei of hydrogen are built up into nuclei of helium.
An isolated mass of rock standing just offshore, produced by wave erosion of a headland.
The equinox that occurs on March 21–22 in the Northern Hemisphere and on September 21–23 in the Southern Hemisphere.
The sound emitted by rapidly expanding gases along the channel of lightning discharge.
A downslope movement of dense, sediment-laden water created when sand and mud on the continental shelf and slope are dislodged and thrown into suspension.
The daily upslope winds commonly encountered in a mountain valley.
Zone of accumulation
The part of a glacier characterized by snow accumulation and ice formation. Its outer limit is the snowline.