- 14.1: List three ways in which you could apply Concept 14-5 tomaking your...
- 14.2: List three ways in which decreasing the need to minegold and reduci...
- 14.3: What do you think would happen if (a) plate tectonicsstopped and (b...
- 14.4: You are an igneous rock. Write a report on what youexperience as yo...
- 14.5: Use the second law of thermodynamics (Concept2-4B, p. 40) to analyz...
- 14.6: List three ways in which a nanotechnology revolution(Science Focus,...
- 14.7: Describe the strategy you would use to promote (a) thenanotechnolog...
- 14.8: Explain why you support or oppose each of the followingproposals co...
- 14.9: Congratulations! You are in charge of the world. Whatare the three ...
- 14.10: List two questions that you would like to have answeredas a result ...
Solutions for Chapter 14: Geology and Nonrenewable Minerals
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Andean-type plate margin
Plate boundaries that generate continental volcanic arcs.
A theory of climatic change first developed by Yugoslavian astronomer Milutin Milankovitch. It is based on changes in the shape of Earth’s orbit, variations in the obliquity of Earth’s axis, and the wobbling of Earth’s axis.
A final state of evolution for a star, in which all of its energy sources are exhausted and it no longer emits radiation.
A cloud of glowing gas excited by ultraviolet radiation from hot stars.
A term used to describe intrusive igneous masses that form parallel to the bedding of the surrounding rock.
The doughnut-shaped area of intense cumulonimbus development and very strong winds that surrounds the eye of a hurricane.
A type of movement common to mass-wasting processes that refers to the free falling of detached individual pieces of any size.
A region outside the orbit of Neptune where most short-period comets are thought to originate.
The rigid outer layer of Earth, including the crust and upper mantle.
The process of generating more than one rock type from a single magma.
The layer of the atmosphere immediately above the stratosphere and characterized by decreasing temperatures with height.
The elevated landforms that parallel some streams and act to confine their waters, except during floodstage.
A discrete amount (quantum) of electromagnetic energy.
A variable star that pulsates in size and luminosity.
Two or more radio telescopes that combine their signals to achieve the resolving power of a larger telescope.
The O, A, and B horizons in a soil profile. Living roots and other plant and animal life are largely confined to this zone.
The end moraine marking the farthest advance of a glacier.
A common term for a desert stream course that is typically dry except for brief periods immediately following a rain.
The vertical distance between the trough and crest of a wave.
Wave of translation
The turbulent advance of water created by breaking waves.