Because the life sciences messily overlap (that's life), terms from botany, biology, geology, chemistry, meteorology, and agriculture are included as well.Although designed for technical correctness and clarity, this glossary follows the practice in the Jung and Freud glossaries at this site of letting in a bit of humor here and there: for levity, for anecdote, and for an occasional thumb in the puritanical eye that closes itself to any information not dressed up in stiff, Latinized nomenclature (see the entry for English, Latinized). offer incentives for sealing off these unused wells.Dicots have two cotyledons, four- or five-part flowers, and net leaf vein patterns.Monocots include grasses, orchids, palms, and cattails, and dicots include oaks, sycamores, and maples.Animals: the animal kingdom branches into the deuterostomes (mouth and anus develop separately) and the protostomes.Animals are multicellular and possess mitochondria, a complex nervous system, and cells protected by a membrane and filled with complex organelles.Adaptation: how living things change what they do or what they are to survive in a particular environment.In this the organism is not a passive recipient of external circumstances; the relationship is interactive. Aggradation: a downward accumulation of stream-carried inorganic matter.
With the coming of heavy industry, such ideas gave way to the financially convenient reduction of the Earth to the status of a lifeless resource.Some key assumptions: Angiosperms: flowering plants that place their seeds in fruits.The monocots have an embryo with a single cotyledon (seed leaf), three-part flowers, parallel leaf veins, and adventitious root growth.Last summer I saw a timber wolf trotting sedately across an open dune above the water, and time without number rabbits, squirrels and birds, not feeding but seeming to enjoy the peculiar delight that beaches provide.I cannot speak for them, but is it wrong to believe that they may know something akin to the lift of spirit that is mine when standing on the sands?(By some accounts, the now-denuded Zagros Mountains in western Iran hosted this revolution."Zagros" is thought to derive from Zagreus, the Greek son of Zeus who was dismembered and eaten and later merged with Dionysus.) Modern agriculture largely relies on keeping ecosystems in perpetually immature states of succession in which chemically stimulated productivity remains high until the soils are too depleted to grow anything.Most of it is generated by sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide (air pollution). Results include fish and plant deaths, corrosion, groundwater pollution, and soil erosion. Actinomycetes: formerly classified as fungi because of their filaments, the actinomycetales include many types of soil bacteria.They produce antibiotics, enzymes, and vitamins, although a few are harmful to humans.Abandoned Wells: a hazard because wells left on vacated lands can channel water contaminated by pesticides and fertilizer straight down into the water table. Abrasion: the wearing away of rock surfaces by small particles moved by air or water.Abrasiveness also seems to be the one quality currently shared by most political appointees and prominent heads of state. Acid: a substance with a p H less than 7 due to prevalent hydrogen ions. The human stomach contains hydrochloric acid with a p H of 1; battery acid is stronger, but not by much. Acid Rain: precipitation heavy with nitric and sulfuric acid.