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Solutions for Chapter 6: The Human Population and Its Impact

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

ISBN: 9780495556718

Solutions for Chapter 6: The Human Population and Its Impact

Living in the Environment: Concepts, Connections, and Solutions was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9780495556718. Since 10 problems in chapter 6: The Human Population and Its Impact have been answered, more than 2180 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. Chapter 6: The Human Population and Its Impact includes 10 full step-by-step solutions. This expansive textbook survival guide covers the following chapters and their solutions.

Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Air

    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.

  • Bright nebula

    A cloud of glowing gas excited by ultraviolet radiation from hot stars.

  • Closed system

    A system that is self-contained with regards to matter—that is, no matter enters or leaves.

  • Compressional mountains

    Mountains in which great horizontal forces have shortened and thickened the crust. Most major mountain belts are of this type.

  • Cross-cutting

    A principle of relative dating. A rock or fault is younger than any rock (or fault) through which it cuts.

  • Dike

    A tabular-shaped intrusive igneous feature that cuts through the surrounding rock.

  • Disconformity

    A type of unconformity in which the beds above and below are parallel.

  • Drift

    See Glacial drift.

  • Fiord

    A steep-sided inlet of the sea formed when a glacial trough was partially submerged.

  • Jet stream

    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.

  • Mohs scale

    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.

  • Planetary nebula

    A shell of incandescent gas expanding from a star.

  • Pluvial lake

    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.

  • Saltation

    Transportation of sediment through a series of leaps or bounces.

  • Solifluction

    Slow, downslope flow of water-saturated materials common to permafrost areas.

  • Spit

    An elongated ridge of sand that projects from the land into the mouth of an adjacent bay.

  • Stratified drift

    Sediments deposited by glacial meltwater.

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