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Solutions for Chapter 1: Environmental Problems, Their Causes, and Sustainability

Full solutions for Living in the Environment: Principles, Connections, and Solutions | 17th Edition

ISBN: 9780538735346

Solutions for Chapter 1: Environmental Problems, Their Causes, and Sustainability

This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Living in the Environment: Principles, Connections, and Solutions, edition: 17. Chapter 1: Environmental Problems, Their Causes, and Sustainability includes 10 full step-by-step solutions. This expansive textbook survival guide covers the following chapters and their solutions. Since 10 problems in chapter 1: Environmental Problems, Their Causes, and Sustainability have been answered, more than 2129 students have viewed full step-by-step solutions from this chapter. Living in the Environment: Principles, Connections, and Solutions was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9780538735346.

Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Arkose

    A feldspar-rich sandstone.

  • Black dwarf

    A final state of evolution for a star, in which all of its energy sources are exhausted and it no longer emits radiation.

  • Bode’s law

    A sequence of numbers that approximates the mean distances of the planets from the Sun.

  • Cactolith

    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.

  • Carbonate group

    Mineral group whose members contain the carbonate ion and one or more kinds of positive ions. Calcite is a common example.

  • Cumulus

    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.

  • Element

    A substance that cannot be decomposed into simpler substances by ordinary chemical or physical means.

  • Geothermal energy

    Natural steam used for power generation.

  • Hydrogen burning

    The conversion of hydrogen through fusion to form helium.

  • Inner planets

    See Terrestrial planets.

  • Köppen classification

    A system for classifying climates devised by Wladimir Köppen that is based on mean monthly and annual values of temperature and precipitation.

  • Lunar highlands

    See Terrae.

  • Mantle plume

    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.

  • Meteor

    The luminous phenomenon observed when a meteoroid enters Earth’s atmosphere and burns up; popularly called a “shooting star.”

  • Middle cloud

    A cloud occupying the height range from 2,000 to 6,000 meters.

  • Mineralogy

    The study of minerals.

  • Point bar

    A crescent-shaped accumulation of sand and gravel deposited on the inside of a meander.

  • Solar nebula

    The cloud of interstellar gas and/or dust from which the bodies of our solar system formed.

  • Terminal moraine

    The end moraine marking the farthest advance of a glacier.

  • Winter solstice

    The solstice that occurs on December 21–22 in the Northern Hemisphere and on June 21–22 in the Southern Hemisphere.

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