- 6.1: Review the Key Questions and Concepts in this chapteron p. 123. Do ...
- 6.2: List three factors that account for the rapid growth of theworlds h...
- 6.3: What is the cultural carrying capacity of a population?How do some ...
- 6.4: List four variables that affect the population change ofan area and...
- 6.5: What is fertility rate? Distinguish betweenreplacement-level fertil...
- 6.6: Describe population growth in the United States andexplain why it i...
- 6.7: List ten factors that can affect the birth rate and fertilityrate o...
- 6.8: What is the age structure of a population. Explain howit affects po...
- 6.9: What is the demographic transition and what are itsfour stages? Wha...
- 6.10: How has human population growth (Core CaseStudy) interfered with na...
Solutions for Chapter 6: The Human Population and Its Impact
Full solutions for Living in the Environment: Concepts, Connections, and Solutions | 16th Edition
A mixture of many discrete gases, of which nitrogen and oxygen are most abundant, in which varying quantities of tiny solid and liquid particles are suspended.
A cloud of glowing gas excited by ultraviolet radiation from hot stars.
A system that is self-contained with regards to matter—that is, no matter enters or leaves.
Mountains in which great horizontal forces have shortened and thickened the crust. Most major mountain belts are of this type.
A principle of relative dating. A rock or fault is younger than any rock (or fault) through which it cuts.
A tabular-shaped intrusive igneous feature that cuts through the surrounding rock.
A type of unconformity in which the beds above and below are parallel.
See Glacial drift.
A steep-sided inlet of the sea formed when a glacial trough was partially submerged.
Swift (120–240 kilometers per hour), high-altitude winds.
Mean solar day
The average time between two passages of the Sun across the local celestial meridian.
A series of 10 minerals used as a standard in determining hardness.
Negative feedback mechanism
A feedback mechanism that tends to maintain a system as it is—that is, maintain the status quo.
A shell of incandescent gas expanding from a star.
A lake formed during a period of increased rainfall. During the Pleistocene epoch this occurred in some nonglaciated regions during periods of ice advance elsewhere.
Polar (P) air mass
A cold air mass that forms in a high-latitude source region. Polar easterlies In the global pattern of prevailing winds, winds that blow from the polar high toward the subpolar low. These winds, however, should not be thought of as persistent winds, such as the trade winds.
Transportation of sediment through a series of leaps or bounces.
Slow, downslope flow of water-saturated materials common to permafrost areas.
An elongated ridge of sand that projects from the land into the mouth of an adjacent bay.
Sediments deposited by glacial meltwater.