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Chapter 5 Key Terms and Vocabulary

  1. natural resources: useful materials found in the environment
  2. raw materials: natural resources that must be worked to be useful
  3. renewable resources: natural resources that can be replaced
  4. nonrenewable resources: natural resources that cannot be replaced
  5. consume: to use something
  6. evaporate: to change from a liquid into a vapor
  7. harness: to bring under control and direct the force of something
  8. hybrid: something made up of two different elements
  9. environment: natural surroundings
  10. manufacturing: the large-scale production of goods by hand or by machine
  11. colonization: the movement of settlers and their culture to a new country
  12. industrialization: the growth of machine-powered production in an economy
  13. respond: to do something in reaction to something else
  14. channel: path through which water flows
  15. distribute: to pass out or deliver
  16. correspond: to match or agree with
  17. deforestation: a loss of forest cover in a region
  18. biodiversity: a richness of different kinds of living things in a region
  19. civil engineering: technology for building structures that alter the landscape, such as dams, roads, and bridges
  20. pollution: waste, usually man-made, that makes the air, water, or soil less clean
  21. interaction: the process of acting together
  22. transform: to change the form or look of
  23. domesticated: tamed to be used by humans
  24. prosperity: the condition of being successful or wealthy
chapter_5_key_terms_and_vocabulary.txt · Last modified: 2018/03/03 15:22 by john