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Solutions for Chapter 20: Water Pollution

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

ISBN: 9780538735346

Solutions for Chapter 20: Water Pollution

Since 10 problems in chapter 20: Water Pollution have been answered, more than 7961 students have viewed full step-by-step solutions from this chapter. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Living in the Environment: Principles, Connections, and Solutions, edition: 17. Living in the Environment: Principles, Connections, and Solutions was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9780538735346. This expansive textbook survival guide covers the following chapters and their solutions. Chapter 20: Water Pollution includes 10 full step-by-step solutions.

Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
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    The scientific study of the universe; it includes the observation and interpretation of celestial bodies and phenomena.

  • Chromosphere

    The first layer of the solar atmosphere found directly above the photosphere.

  • Eclipse

    The cutting-off of the light of one celestial body by another passing in front of it.

  • Evaporite deposits

    A sedimentary rock formed of material deposited from solution by evaporation of water.

  • Flood current

    The tidal current associated with the increase in the height of the tide.

  • Geosphere

    The solid Earth, the largest of Earth’s four major spheres.

  • H-R diagram

    A plot of stars according to their absolute magnitudes and spectral types.

  • Hertzsprung-Russell diagram

    See H-R diagram.

  • Hypothesis

    A tentative explanation that is tested to determine if it is valid.

  • Jovian planet

    The Jupiter-like planets: Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. These planets have relatively low densities.

  • Neap tide

    Lowest tidal range, occurring near the times of the first- and third-quarter phases of the Moon.

  • Nonconformity

    An unconformity in which older metamorphic or intrusive igneous rocks are overlain by younger sedimentary strata.

  • Positive feedback mechanism

    A feedback mechanism that enhances or drives change.

  • Protoplanets

    A developing planetary body that grows by the accumulation of planetesimals.

  • Tarn

    A small lake in a cirque.

  • Terminal moraine

    The end moraine marking the farthest advance of a glacier.

  • Trench

    An elongated depression in the seafloor produced by bending of oceanic crust during subduction.

  • Turbidite

    Turbidity current deposit characterized by graded bedding.

  • Variable stars

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  • Wave refraction

    See Refraction.