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Botany is the study of plants. One of the most important botanists in his- tory is Abu'l Abbas of Seville, who in the thirteenth century studied the flora from Spain to the Red Sea coast. From geologists who record volcanic activity, we learn that volcanoes throw some lava high in the air where it cools and becomes granular. It may be blown far away, where it coats distant surfaces with grit. Biologists point to the life cycle of a butterfly as the most common example of metamorphosis. The four stages clearly demonstrate how the butterfly changes from an egg to an adult Earth scientists help us see that what happens in our sector of the planet affects other sections of the planet as well. Even though the population may be sparse in a certain area of the planet, that section may be affected by activities in places with more people. For some time after the fall of Rome in A.D. 476, scientific study was stag- nant in the European world. Science in the Muslim world, on the other hand, flourished. ฒฒฒฒฒทฒฒฒ■ฒฒฒฒททฒฒทH New theories in science have often caused an upheaval in society. Many sixteenth-century Europeans, for example, were shocked and upset when Polish scientist Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543) claimed that the earth revolved around the รนท.
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Copyright© by Holt, Rinehart and Winston. All rights reserved. Name Date Class ^ J Gotdetd Glu&l ^ Tj Directions. Scan the definitions in Column A. Then think about how the boldface words are used in the sentences in Column B. To complete the exercise, match each definition in Column A with the correct vocabulary word from Column B. Write the letter of your choice on the line provided; then write the vocabulary word on the line preceding the definition. COLUM N A COLUMN B _____ 11. word:_____________________ adj. containing grains or granules; grainy ___ 12 . word: _____________________ ท. plants collectively, especially plants of a particular region or period; a treatise describing the plants of a region or time ____13. word:_____________________ ท. a transformation achieved by magic; a dramatic change; change in the form or function as a result of development ____ 14. word: _____________________ ท. a part or division of something; the portion of a circle bounded by two radii and one of the intercepted arcs; V. to divide into sectors ________ 15. word: ________________________________ adj. flesh-eating ________ 16. word: ________________________________ adj. moving away from a center or axis ________ 17. word: ________________________________ ท. a sudden violent change; a forceful lifting up from underneath _____ 1 8. word: _____________________ adj. thinly spread; not crowded; scanty ________ 19.
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