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Solutions for Chapter 24: Politics, Environment, and Sustainability

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

ISBN: 9780538735346

Solutions for Chapter 24: Politics, Environment, and Sustainability

This expansive textbook survival guide covers the following chapters and their solutions. Living in the Environment: Principles, Connections, and Solutions was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9780538735346. Chapter 24: Politics, Environment, and Sustainability includes 10 full step-by-step solutions. Since 10 problems in chapter 24: Politics, Environment, and Sustainability have been answered, more than 7969 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.

Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Aneroid barometer

    An instrument for measuring air pressure that consists of evacuated metal chambers very sensitive to variations in air pressure.

  • Climate

    A description of aggregate weather conditions; the sum of all statistical weather information that helps describe a place or region.

  • Coastline

    The coast’s seaward edge. The landward limit of the effect of the highest storm waves on the shore.

  • Cross-bedding

    Structure in which relatively thin layers are inclined at an angle to the main bedding. Formed by currents of wind or water.

  • Flood basalts

    Flows of basaltic lava that issue from numerous cracks or fissures and commonly cover extensive areas to thicknesses of hundreds of meters.

  • Geologic time scale

    The division of Earth history into blocks of time—eons, eras, periods, and epochs. The time scale was created using relative dating principles.

  • Hard stabilization

    Any form of artificial structure built to protect a coast or to prevent the movement of sand along a beach. Examples include groins, jetties, breakwaters, and seawalls.

  • Hydrothermal solution

    The hot, watery solution that escapes from a mass of magma during the later stages of crystallization. Such solutions may alter the surrounding country rock and are frequently the source of significant ore deposits.

  • Hygrometer

    An instrument designed to measure relative humidity.

  • Joint

    A fracture in rock along which there has been no movement.

  • Mesosphere

    The layer of the atmosphere immediately above the stratosphere and characterized by decreasing temperatures with height.

  • Meteor

    The luminous phenomenon observed when a meteoroid enters Earth’s atmosphere and burns up; popularly called a “shooting star.”

  • Oceanic plateau

    An extensive region on the ocean floor composed of thick accumulations of pillow basalts and other mafic rocks that in some cases exceed 30 kilometers in thickness.

  • Prominence

    A concentration of material above the solar surface that appears as a bright archlike structure.

  • Reflection

    The process whereby light bounces back from an object at the same angle at which it encounters a surface and with the same intensity.

  • Rotation

    The spinning of a body, such as Earth, about its axis.

  • Scattering

    The redirecting (in all directions) of light by small particles and gas molecules in the atmosphere. The result is diffused light.

  • Sill

    A tabular igneous body that was intruded parallel to the layering of preexisting rock.

  • Subduction

    The process of thrusting oceanic lithosphere into the mantle along a convergent boundary.

  • Tornado watch

    A warning issued for areas of about 65,000 square kilometers (25,000 square miles), indicating that conditions are such that tornadoes may develop; it is intended to alert people to the possibility of tornadoes.