- 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 large body of air that is characterized by a sameness of temperature and humidity.
A solitary sand dune shaped like a crescent with its tips pointing downward.
A large mass of igneous rock that formed when magma was emplaced at depth, crystallized, and subsequently exposed by erosion.
An apparent group of stars originally named for mythical characters. The sky is presently divided into 88 constellations.
A hill or ridge of wind-deposited sand.
The downslope movement of watersaturated, clay-rich sediment. Most characteristic of humid regions.
A group of interrelated food chains.
An all-embracing term for sediments of glacial origin, no matter how, where, or in what shape they were deposited.
A line drawn on a map connecting points of equal atmospheric pressure, usually corrected to sea level.
A volcanic cone that forms on the flank of a larger volcano.
An imaginary volume of air enclosed in a thin elastic cover. Typically it is considered to be a few hundred cubic meters in volume and is assumed to act independently of the surrounding air.
Perched water table
A localized zone of saturation above the main water table created by an impermeable layer (aquiclude).
Fog formed when rain evaporates as it falls through a layer of cool air.
A chain of thermonuclear reactions by which nuclei of hydrogen are built up into nuclei of helium.
Already identified deposits from which minerals can be extracted profitably.
A consolidated mixture of minerals.
An arch formed by wave erosion when caves on opposite sides of a headland unite.
A climate found north of the humid continental climate and south of the polar climate and characterized by bitterly cold winters and short, cool summers. Places within this climatic realm experience the highest annual temperature ranges on Earth.
The sound emitted by rapidly expanding gases along the channel of lightning discharge.
A mineral filling a fracture or fault in a host rock. Such deposits have a sheetlike, or tabular, form.