Our Natural Resources

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Term Definition
Natural Resources those things which are provided by nature and are useful to us
Renewable resources which can be replinished after being used up
nonrenewable resources which cannot be replaced or renewed when once used up
decay the breakdown of dead plants and animals
loam a type of soil having a moderate amount of sand, silt, and clay
hydrologic (water)cycle the exchange of water among the surface of the earth, between plants and animals, and the atmosphere
mineral a naturally occurring substance mined from the earth
quarry a place where rock is dug from the ground, such as limestone
veneer a thin layer of high quality wood used to cover lesser quality wood
sawtimber trees that are cut and the wood used for a variety of products
pulpwood trees that are cut and ground up for use in the paper-making industry

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