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APES CH. 1
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The majority of the rocks in the Earth's crust are?
Which of the following is an example of an igneous rock?
The smallest particle of soil is known as?
Which environmental factors does lower the pH of soil?
Use of fertilizers
Weathering of minerals
Which of the types of soil contains the highest amount of nutrients?
An example of a volcano with the broad, gentle slopes and built by the eruption of runny, fluid-type basalt lava would be
which of the following is at a convergent boundary where two continental plates are presently colliding?
The Dust Bowl of the 1930s resulted in the passage of what legislation?
soil and water conservation act
Poor nutrient holding capacity, good water infiltration capacity, and good aeration properties are examples of what type of particle found in soil?
which factor is the most important in determining the characteristics of soil?
which period in geological time describes the following: "Development of flowering plants. Large diversity in dinosaurs but ending with their sudden extinction approximately 65 million years ago. Formation of the Andes mountains. African and south American plate begin to separate. Climate is cooling. Shallow seas are prominent."
weathering contributes to the formation of which type of rock?
A rock that would most likely contain a fossil would be?
The most common element found in earths crust is?
The horizon of soil, also known as the topsoil layer, that contains humus, minerals, and roots, and that is rich in living organisms is known as?
Earth is closest to the sun in the northern hemisphere during?
An earthquake of Richter magnitude 5 is how many times larger on the Richter scale than earthquake of Richter magnitude 3?
One hundred times
which of the choices above represents the most stable and the least stable foundation material to build upon areas that are frequented by earthquakes?
Bedrock and Sand
The San Andreas Fault in California occurs at?
a transform boundary
Earth's surface is part of the?
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