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Solutions for Chapter 4: Biodiversity and Evolution

Full solutions for Living in the Environment: Concepts, Connections, and Solutions | 16th Edition

ISBN: 9780495556718

Solutions for Chapter 4: Biodiversity and Evolution

Chapter 4: Biodiversity and Evolution includes 10 full step-by-step solutions. Living in the Environment: Concepts, Connections, and Solutions was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9780495556718. Since 10 problems in chapter 4: Biodiversity and Evolution have been answered, more than 2549 students have viewed full step-by-step solutions from this chapter. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Living in the Environment: Concepts, Connections, and Solutions, edition: 16. This expansive textbook survival guide covers the following chapters and their solutions.

Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Aftershocks

    Smaller earthquakes that follow the main earthquake.

  • Annual mean temperature

    An average of the 12 monthly temperature means.

  • Competence

    A measure of the largest particle a stream can transport; a factor dependent on velocity.

  • Composite cone

    A volcano composed of both lava flows and pyroclastic material.

  • Crater

    The depression at the summit of a volcano, or that which is produced by a meteorite impact.

  • Desalination

    The removal of salts and other chemicals from seawater.

  • Glacial drift

    An all-embracing term for sediments of glacial origin, no matter how, where, or in what shape they were deposited.

  • Ground moraine

    An undulating layer of till deposited as the ice front retreats.

  • Humus

    Organic matter in soil produced by the decomposition of plants and animals.

  • Intensity (earthquake)

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

  • Interface

    A common boundary where different parts of a system interact.

  • Interstellar matter

    Dust and gases found between stars.

  • Irregular galaxy

    A galaxy that lacks symmetry.

  • Joint

    A fracture in rock along which there has been no movement.

  • Lightning

    A sudden flash of light generated by the flow of electrons between oppositely charged parts of a cumulonimbus cloud or between the cloud and the ground.

  • Lithification

    The process, generally cementation and/or compaction, of converting sediments to solid rock.

  • Obliquity

    The angle between the planes of Earth’s equator and orbit.

  • Ore

    Usually a useful metallic mineral that can be mined at a profit. The term is also applied to certain nonmetallic minerals such as fluorite and sulfur.

  • Seismograph

    An instrument that records earthquake waves.

  • Shore

    Seaward of the coast, this zone extends from the highest level of wave action during storms to the lowest tide level.