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aquaculture
the business of raising fish or shellfish in tanks or artificial ponds.
bay
a part of an ocean or lake that cuts deeply into the land
blubber
whale fat, once used to make fuel for lighting.
canton
a governmental division of Switzerland
chlorophyll
pigment found in plant leaves that traps the energy in sunlight for use by the plant.
degree
A unit for measuring distance on the Earth's surface.
export
to sell goods to another country.
Fall Line
the line at which the Piedmont plateau and the Coastal Plain meet, and waterfalls form at rivers.
glacier
A huge sheet of ice that slowly moves across the land.
global grid
The crisscrossing lines of latitude and longitude on a map or globe.
harbor
A sheltered place along a coast where boats can be docked.
import
To buy goods from another country.
Industrial
Revolution
The major change starting in the 1800's, in which power-driven machines replaced hand tools, and goods could be produced much faster.
kerosene
A fuel made from petroleum used for lighting, for cooking and in jet aircraft engines.
landlocked
Completely surrounded by land.
latitude
A measure of distance on Earth north or south of the equator.
longitude
A measure of distance on Earth east or west of the prime meridian.
meridian
A line of longitude
needleleaf
Having thin, needle-like leaves; said of softwood trees that do not drop their leaves in autumn.
parallel
A line of latitude.
pigment
Any substance that gives something color.
prime meridian
The line of longitude, marked 0 degrees, from which other meridians are numbered.
timberline
The line on high mountains or in polar regions beyond which it is too cold for trees to grow. (p. 169)
Chesapeake Bay
A Bay of the Atlantic Ocean shared by Maryland and Virginia. (p. 162)