Glossary of C11: THE NORTHEASTERN U.S.A.
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- A giant suburb area extending along the eastern seaboard with 5 major cities: Boston, New York,Philadelphia, Baltimore, & Washington, District of Columbia.
- What is a Megalopolis?
- One of the oldest industries which makes thread and cloth from natural fibers in mills with looms.
- What are textiles?
- A hard, speckled, crystaline, igneous rock formed deep in earth's crust under great heat and exposed by millions of years of uplift & weathering.
- What is Granite?
- A landform surrounded by water on three sides.
- What is a peninsula?
- Materials piled up by the huge ice sheets of glaciers during the Ice Age;
a ridge of rocks, gravel, and sand deposited along the margins of a glacier/ice sheet.
- What is a Moraine?
- The trees that cover an area after the original forest has been removed.
- What is a Second-Growth Forest?
- The applicatio of biology to industrial processes, as pharmaceutical and genetic engineering research and the manufacture of products from that research.
- What is Biotechnology?
- Produce grown in one area and trucked to city markets ( specific plants grown in certain regions).
- What is a Truck Farm?
- A form of soft coal found in West Virginia, Western Pennsylvania, and borders of Kentucky and Ohio.
- What is Bituminous Coal?
- Called "coking coal" and used in blast furnaces to purify iron ore for making steel.
- What is Coke?
- Hard coal found in eastern Pennsylvania; a higher grade coal than bituminous but rarer due to cost of mining from deep within the crust.
- What is Anthracite Coal?
- Administrative units of New York City which are divided into Manhatten, Staten Island, Brooklyn, The Bronx, and Queens.
- What is a Borough?
- A place where shipments of goods are moved from one mode of transportation to another (ex. , from train to ship or bus to train or plane to trucks.)
- What is a Break-of-Bulk Center?
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