- 1.1: Review the Key Questions and Concepts for this chapter on p. 6. Wha...
- 1.2: Define environment. Distinguish among environmental science, ecolog...
- 1.3: What is a resource? Distinguish between a perpetual resource and a ...
- 1.4: Define and give three examples of environmental degradation (natura...
- 1.5: What is an ecological footprint? What is a per capita ecological fo...
- 1.6: Define culture. Describe three major cultural changes that have occ...
- 1.7: Identify four basic causes of the environmental problems that we fa...
- 1.8: Explain how excluding from the prices of goods and services the har...
- 1.9: Describe an environmentally sustainable society. What is natural in...
- 1.10: How long do some scientists estimate that we have to make a shift t...
Solutions for Chapter 1: Environmental Problems, Their Causes, and Sustainability
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A feldspar-rich sandstone.
A final state of evolution for a star, in which all of its energy sources are exhausted and it no longer emits radiation.
A sequence of numbers that approximates the mean distances of the planets from the Sun.
A quasi-horizontal chonolith composed of anastomosing ductoliths, whose distal ends curl like a harpolith, thin like a sphenolith, or bulge discordantly like an akmolith or ethmolith.
Mineral group whose members contain the carbonate ion and one or more kinds of positive ions. Calcite is a common example.
One of three basic cloud forms; also the name given one of the clouds of vertical development. Cumulus are billowy individual cloud masses that often have flat bases.
A substance that cannot be decomposed into simpler substances by ordinary chemical or physical means.
Natural steam used for power generation.
The conversion of hydrogen through fusion to form helium.
See Terrestrial planets.
A system for classifying climates devised by Wladimir Köppen that is based on mean monthly and annual values of temperature and precipitation.
A mass of hotter-than-normal mantle material that ascends toward the surface, where it may lead to igneous activity. These plumes of solid yet mobile material may originate as deep as the core–mantle boundary.
The luminous phenomenon observed when a meteoroid enters Earth’s atmosphere and burns up; popularly called a “shooting star.”
A cloud occupying the height range from 2,000 to 6,000 meters.
The study of minerals.
A crescent-shaped accumulation of sand and gravel deposited on the inside of a meander.
The cloud of interstellar gas and/or dust from which the bodies of our solar system formed.
The end moraine marking the farthest advance of a glacier.
The solstice that occurs on December 21–22 in the Northern Hemisphere and on June 21–22 in the Southern Hemisphere.