- 14.1: Review the Key Questions and Concepts for this chapter on p. 347. D...
- 14.2: Define geology. Define and distinguish among the core, mantle, crus...
- 14.3: Define mineral, rock, sedimentary rock, igneous rock, and metamorph...
- 14.4: Define mineral resource and list two major types of such resources....
- 14.5: What is surface mining? Define overburden, spoils and open-pit mini...
- 14.6: What five nations supply most of the worlds nonrenewable mineral re...
- 14.7: Describe the conventional view of the relationship between the supp...
- 14.8: Describe the opportunities and limitations of increasing mineral su...
- 14.9: Describe the opportunities and limitations of finding substitutes f...
- 14.10: What are the three big ideas of this chapter? Describe how we can a...
Solutions for Chapter 14: Geology and Nonrenewable Mineral Resources
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Smaller earthquakes that follow the main earthquake.
The average of the atomic masses of isotopes for a given element.
A compositional group of igneous rocks indicating that the rock contains substantial dark silicate minerals and calciumrich plagioclase feldspar.
Sediment that is carried by a stream along the bottom of its channel.
The most common form of coal, often called soft, black coal.
The gently sloping surface at the base of the continental slope.
Continental volcanic arc
Mountains formed in part by igneous activity associated with the subduction of oceanic lithosphere beneath a continent.
A short-focal-length lens used to enlarge the image in a telescope. The lens nearest the eye.
The boundary between two adjoining air masses having contrasting characteristics.
A luminous star of large radius.
A fossil that is associated with a particular span of geologic time.
Deposits of windblown silt, lacking visible layers, generally buff-colored, and capable of maintaining a nearly vertical cliff.
The scientific study of the atmosphere and atmospheric phenomena; the study of weather and climate.
The height to which convectional movements extend above Earth’s surface. The greater the mixing depth, the better the air quality.
A solid celestial body that accumulated during the first stages of planetary formation. Planetesimals aggregated into increasingly larger bodies, ultimately forming the planets.
The force exerted by electromagnetic radiation from an object such as the Sun.
Highest tidal range that occurs near the times of the new and full moons.
The sound emitted by rapidly expanding gases along the channel of lightning discharge.
A deltalike feature created when a rapidly moving tidal current emerges from a narrow inlet and slows, depositing its load of sediment.
Turbidity current deposit characterized by graded bedding.