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Solutions for Chapter 24: Politics, Environment, and Sustainability

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

ISBN: 9780495556718

Solutions for Chapter 24: Politics, Environment, and Sustainability

Living in the Environment: Concepts, Connections, and Solutions was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9780495556718. Since 10 problems in chapter 24: Politics, Environment, and Sustainability have been answered, more than 2039 students have viewed full step-by-step solutions from this chapter. This expansive textbook survival guide covers the following chapters and their solutions. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Living in the Environment: Concepts, Connections, and Solutions, edition: 16. Chapter 24: Politics, Environment, and Sustainability includes 10 full step-by-step solutions.

Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Air pollutants

    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.

  • Axial precession

    A slow motion of Earth’s axis that traces out a cone over a period of 26,000 years.

  • Bed load

    Sediment that is carried by a stream along the bottom of its channel.

  • Celestial sphere

    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.

  • Divide

    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.

  • Ecliptic

    The yearly path of the Sun plotted against the background of stars.

  • Emission nebula

    A gaseous nebula that derives its visible light from the fluorescence of ultraviolet light from a star in or near the nebula.

  • Heat

    The kinetic energy of random molecular motion.

  • Hogback

    A narrow, sharp-crested ridge formed by the upturned edge of a steeply dipping bed of resistant rock.

  • Horn

    A pyramid-like peak formed by glacial action in three or more cirques surrounding a mountain summit.

  • Inertia

    A property of matter that resists a change in its motion.

  • Jovian planet

    The Jupiter-like planets: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. These planets have relatively low densities.

  • Nekton

    Pelagic organisms that can move independently of ocean currents by swimming or other means of propulsion.

  • Obliquity

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

  • Planetary nebula

    A shell of incandescent gas expanding from a star.

  • Striations (glacial)

    Scratches or grooves in a bedrock surface caused by the grinding action of a glacier and its load of sediment.

  • Ventifact

    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.

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