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Solutions for Chapter 23: Economics, Environment, and Sustainability

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

ISBN: 9780538735346

Solutions for Chapter 23: Economics, Environment, and Sustainability

This expansive textbook survival guide covers the following chapters and their solutions. Chapter 23: Economics, Environment, and Sustainability includes 10 full step-by-step solutions. Living in the Environment: Principles, Connections, and Solutions was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9780538735346. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Living in the Environment: Principles, Connections, and Solutions, edition: 17. Since 10 problems in chapter 23: Economics, Environment, and Sustainability have been answered, more than 2203 students have viewed full step-by-step solutions from this chapter.

Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Aphotic zone

    That portion of the ocean where there is no sunlight.

  • Arête

    A narrow knifelike ridge separating two adjacent glaciated valleys.

  • Barchanoid dune

    Dunes forming scalloped rows of sand oriented at right angles to the wind. This form is intermediate between isolated barchans and extensive waves of transverse dunes.

  • Black hole

    A massive star that has collapsed to such a small volume that its gravity prevents the escape of all radiation.

  • Capacity

    The total amount of sediment a stream is able to transport.

  • Continental volcanic arc

    Mountains formed in part by igneous activity associated with the subduction of oceanic lithosphere beneath a continent.

  • Dune

    A hill or ridge of wind-deposited sand.

  • Glacial trough

    A mountain valley that has been widened, deepened, and straightened by a glacier.

  • Hypothesis

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

  • Kuiper belt

    A region outside the orbit of Neptune where most short-period comets are thought to originate.

  • Octet rule

    Atoms combine in order that each may have the electron arrangement of a noble gas; that is, the outer energy level contains eight neutrons.

  • Paleozoic era

    A span on the geologic time scale between the eons of the Precambrian and Mesozoic era from about 540 million to 248 million years ago.

  • Parent material

    The material upon which a soil develops.

  • Playa lake

    A temporary lake in a playa.

  • Population I

    Stars rich in atoms heavier than helium. Nearly always relatively young stars found in the disk of the galaxy.

  • Pressure tendency

    The nature of the change in atmospheric pressure over the past several hours. It can be a useful aid in short range weather prediction.

  • Surf

    A collective term for breakers; also, the wave activity in the area between the shoreline and the outer limit of breakers.

  • Tenacity

    Describes a mineral’s toughness or its resistance to breaking or deforming.

  • Trade winds

    Two belts of winds that blow almost constantly from easterly directions and are located on the equatorward sides of the subtropical highs.

  • Wash

    A common term for a desert stream course that is typically dry except for brief periods immediately following a rain.

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