The glossary that follows assumes a definition of ecology--the study of interactions between organisms and their environment--much wider than what fits under the field's habitual statistical persona.Ecofeminism and ecopsychology are mentioned, for example, as are terms from organic gardening and permaculture.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.In many of these paintings the movement that went into their making remains visible. Relating to or characterized by a concern with beauty or good taste (adjective); a particular taste or approach to the visual qualities of an object (noun).Related: The Sublime and the Spiritual Dada Fauvism Surrealism Tom Wesselmann.(Verfremdungseffekt) alter-ego : a process convention in which students work in pairs, one as the role, one as that role's thoughts.
It opened in 1904 and began showing plays by almost every Irish playwright of renown.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.(Latin, "from the egg"): This phrase refers to a narrative that starts at the beginning of the plot, and then moves chronologically through a sequence of events to the tale's conclusion.This pattern is the opposite of a tale that begins in medias res, one in which the narrative starts "in the middle of things," well into the middle of the plot, and then proceeds to explain earlier events through the characters' dialogue, memories, or flashbacks.