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Solutions for Chapter 23: Economics, Environment, and Sustainability

Full solutions for Living in the Environment, Loose-Leaf Version | 19th Edition

ISBN: 9781337094153

Solutions for Chapter 23: Economics, Environment, and Sustainability

This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Living in the Environment, Loose-Leaf Version, edition: 19. This expansive textbook survival guide covers the following chapters and their solutions. Living in the Environment, Loose-Leaf Version was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9781337094153. Since 10 problems in chapter 23: Economics, Environment, and Sustainability have been answered, more than 1946 students have viewed full step-by-step solutions from this chapter. Chapter 23: Economics, Environment, and Sustainability includes 10 full step-by-step solutions.

Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Axial precession

    A slow motion of Earth’s axis that traces out a cone over a period of 26,000 years.

  • Banded iron formations

    A finely layered iron and silica-rich (chert) layer deposited mainly during the Precambrian.

  • Barometric tendency

    See Pressure tendency.

  • Barred spiral galaxy

    A galaxy having straight arms extending from its nucleus.

  • Cloud

    A form of condensation best described as a dense concentration of suspended water droplets or tiny ice crystals.

  • Daily temperature range

    The difference between the maximum and minimum temperatures for a day.

  • Doppler radar

    In addition to the tasks performed by conventional radar, this new generation of weather radar can detect motion directly and hence greatly improve tornado and severe storm warnings.

  • Fall

    A type of movement common to mass-wasting processes that refers to the free falling of detached individual pieces of any size.

  • Geocentric

    The concept of an Earth-centered universe.

  • Glacier

    A thick mass of ice originating on land from the compaction and recrystallization of snow that shows evidence of past or present flow.

  • Isobar

    A line drawn on a map connecting points of equal atmospheric pressure, usually corrected to sea level.

  • Laccolith

    A massive igneous body intruded between preexisting strata.

  • Neutron

    A subatomic particle found in the nucleus of an atom. The neutron is electrically neutral and has a mass approximately that of a proton.

  • Parsec

    The distance at which an object would have a parallax angle of 1 second of arc (3.26 lightyears).

  • Planetary nebula

    A shell of incandescent gas expanding from a star.

  • Santa Ana

    The local name given a chinook wind in southern California.

  • Settling velocity

    The speed at which a particle falls through a still fluid. The size, shape, and specific gravity of particles influence settling velocity.

  • Spheroidal weathering

    Any weathering process that tends to produce a spherical shape from an initially blocky shape.

  • Stalagmite

    The columnlike form that grows upward from the floor of a cavern.

  • Wash

    A common term for a desert stream course that is typically dry except for brief periods immediately following a rain.

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