- 23.1: Review the Key Questions and Concepts for this chapter on p. 614. D...
- 23.2: What is an economic system? Distinguish among natural capital, huma...
- 23.3: Define economic growth, economic development, and environmentally s...
- 23.4: Describe ways in which economists estimate the economic values of n...
- 23.5: Why do products and services cost more than most people think? Dist...
- 23.6: Define gross domestic product (GDP) and per capita GDP. What is the...
- 23.7: Describe the benefits of shifting from environmentally harmful (uns...
- 23.8: What are some environmental benefits of selling services instead of...
- 23.9: How is poverty related to population growth and environmental degra...
- 23.10: What are this chapters three big ideas? Describe connections betwee...
Solutions for Chapter 23: Economics, Environment, and Sustainability
Full solutions for Living in the Environment: Principles, Connections, and Solutions | 17th Edition
A continuous spectrum with dark lines superimposed.
A glacier confined to a mountain valley, which in most instances had previously been a stream valley.
An instrument used to determine wind speed.
A sandbar that completely crosses a bay, sealing it off from the open ocean.
A final state of evolution for a star, in which all of its energy sources are exhausted and it no longer emits radiation.
An imaginary hollow sphere upon which the ancients believed the stars were hung and carried around Earth.
A low-pressure center characterized by a counterclockwise flow of air in the Northern Hemisphere.
A belt of low pressure lying near the equator and between the subtropical highs.
The fine structure visible on the solar surface caused by convective cells below.
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.
The composition of igneous rocks lying between felsic and mafic.
Lines connecting points of equal temperature.
The scientific study of the atmosphere and atmospheric phenomena; the study of weather and climate.
An eclipse of a star or planet by the Moon or a planet.
A wind that consistently blows from one direction more than from another.
One of the two types of dry climate. A marginal and more humid variant of the desert that separates it from bordering humid climates.
The extensively cratered highland areas of the Moon.
A layer of water in which there is a rapid change in temperature in the vertical dimension.
A band along the ecliptic containing the 12 constellations of the zodiac.