- 24.1: Review the Key Questions and Concepts for this chapteron p. 661. De...
- 24.2: What is an environmental worldview? What are environmentalethics? D...
- 24.3: List three issues involved in deciding which species to protectfrom...
- 24.4: List eight goals for a person seeking environmental literacy.List f...
- 24.5: Describe three ways in which we can learn from theearth. What does ...
- 24.6: What is sustainability, if not all about sustaining resourcesfor hu...
- 24.7: Describe the relationship between owning things and beinghappy. Wha...
- 24.8: Describe three traps that lead to denial, indifference,and inaction...
- 24.9: What role might religion play in making the transition tomore susta...
- 24.10: Describe connections between Biosphere 2(Core Case Study), the tran...
Solutions for Chapter 24: Politics, Environment, and Sustainability
Full solutions for Living in the Environment: Concepts, Connections, and Solutions | 16th Edition
Airborne particles and gases that occur in concentrations that endanger the health and well-being of organisms or disrupt the orderly functioning of the environment.
A slow motion of Earth’s axis that traces out a cone over a period of 26,000 years.
Sediment that is carried by a stream along the bottom of its channel.
An imaginary hollow sphere upon which the ancients believed the stars were hung and carried around Earth.
Continental volcanic arc
Mountains formed in part by igneous activity associated with the subduction of oceanic lithosphere beneath a continent.
An imaginary line that separates the drainage of two streams; often found along a ridge.
Dry adiabatic rate
The rate of adiabatic cooling or warming in unsaturated air. The rate of temperature change is 1° C per 100 meters.
The yearly path of the Sun plotted against the background of stars.
A gaseous nebula that derives its visible light from the fluorescence of ultraviolet light from a star in or near the nebula.
The kinetic energy of random molecular motion.
A narrow, sharp-crested ridge formed by the upturned edge of a steeply dipping bed of resistant rock.
A pyramid-like peak formed by glacial action in three or more cirques surrounding a mountain summit.
A property of matter that resists a change in its motion.
The Jupiter-like planets: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. These planets have relatively low densities.
Pelagic organisms that can move independently of ocean currents by swimming or other means of propulsion.
The angle between the planes of Earth’s equator and orbit.
A shell of incandescent gas expanding from a star.
Scratches or grooves in a bedrock surface caused by the grinding action of a glacier and its load of sediment.
A cobble or pebble polished and shaped by the sandblasting effect of wind.
Volcanic island arc
A chain of volcanic islands generally located a few hundred kilometers from a trench where active subduction of one oceanic slab beneath another is occurring.