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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 7959 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
  • Air mass

    A large body of air that is characterized by a sameness of temperature and humidity.

  • Barchan dune

    A solitary sand dune shaped like a crescent with its tips pointing downward.

  • Batholith

    A large mass of igneous rock that formed when magma was emplaced at depth, crystallized, and subsequently exposed by erosion.

  • Constellation

    An apparent group of stars originally named for mythical characters. The sky is presently divided into 88 constellations.

  • Dune

    A hill or ridge of wind-deposited sand.

  • Earthflow

    The downslope movement of watersaturated, clay-rich sediment. Most characteristic of humid regions.

  • Food web

    A group of interrelated food chains.

  • Glacial drift

    An all-embracing term for sediments of glacial origin, no matter how, where, or in what shape they were deposited.

  • Isobar

    A line drawn on a map connecting points of equal atmospheric pressure, usually corrected to sea level.

  • Parasitic cone

    A volcanic cone that forms on the flank of a larger volcano.

  • Parcel

    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).

  • Precipitation fog

    Fog formed when rain evaporates as it falls through a layer of cool air.

  • Proton–proton chain

    A chain of thermonuclear reactions by which nuclei of hydrogen are built up into nuclei of helium.

  • Reserve

    Already identified deposits from which minerals can be extracted profitably.

  • Rock

    A consolidated mixture of minerals.

  • Sea arch

    An arch formed by wave erosion when caves on opposite sides of a headland unite.

  • Subarctic climate

    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.

  • Thunder

    The sound emitted by rapidly expanding gases along the channel of lightning discharge.

  • Vein deposit

    A mineral filling a fracture or fault in a host rock. Such deposits have a sheetlike, or tabular, form.