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The Lithosphere Keywords

Resource ­ the name of a material of the total amount of a material that could theoretically
be exploited.

Crust ­ the solid surface layer of the earth, made up of plates of crust that form the
continents or the ocean floor.

Mantle ­ the molten and…

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Homeostasis ­ the combined processes that maintain balance in a living organism or the
environment.

Adsorption ­ the attachment of a material onto a surface.

Detritvores ­ organisms that feed on dead organic matter, often in or on the soil, e.g.
earthworms, millipedes and woodlice. They break down dead organic…

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