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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 7953 students have viewed full step-by-step solutions from this chapter.

Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Absorption spectrum

    A continuous spectrum with dark lines superimposed.

  • Alpine glacier

    A glacier confined to a mountain valley, which in most instances had previously been a stream valley.

  • Anemometer

    An instrument used to determine wind speed.

  • Baymouth bar

    A sandbar that completely crosses a bay, sealing it off from the open ocean.

  • 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.

  • Celestial sphere

    An imaginary hollow sphere upon which the ancients believed the stars were hung and carried around Earth.

  • Cyclone

    A low-pressure center characterized by a counterclockwise flow of air in the Northern Hemisphere.

  • Equatorial low

    A belt of low pressure lying near the equator and between the subtropical highs.

  • Granules

    The fine structure visible on the solar surface caused by convective cells below.

  • Hydrogenous sediment

    Seafloor sediments consisting of minerals that crystallize from seawater. An important example is manganese nodules.

  • Ice cap climate

    A climate that has no monthly means above freezing and supports no vegetative cover except in a few scattered high mountain areas. This climate, with its perpetual ice and snow, is confined largely to the ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica.

  • Intermediate composition

    The composition of igneous rocks lying between felsic and mafic.

  • Isotherms

    Lines connecting points of equal temperature.

  • Meteorology

    The scientific study of the atmosphere and atmospheric phenomena; the study of weather and climate.

  • Occultation

    An eclipse of a star or planet by the Moon or a planet.

  • Prevailing wind

    A wind that consistently blows from one direction more than from another.

  • Steppe

    One of the two types of dry climate. A marginal and more humid variant of the desert that separates it from bordering humid climates.

  • Terrae

    The extensively cratered highland areas of the Moon.

  • Thermocline

    A layer of water in which there is a rapid change in temperature in the vertical dimension.

  • Zodiac

    A band along the ecliptic containing the 12 constellations of the zodiac.