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Life in the Universe (Bennett Science & Math Titles) 3rd Edition - Solutions by Chapter

Life in the Universe (Bennett Science & Math Titles) | 3rd Edition | ISBN: 9780321687678 | Authors: Jeffrey O. Bennett, Seth Shostak

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ISBN: 9780321687678

Life in the Universe (Bennett Science & Math Titles) | 3rd Edition | ISBN: 9780321687678 | Authors: Jeffrey O. Bennett, Seth Shostak

Life in the Universe (Bennett Science & Math Titles) | 3rd Edition - Solutions by Chapter

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Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Biosphere

    The totality of life on Earth; the parts of the solid Earth, hydrosphere, and atmosphere in which living organisms can be found.

  • Creep

    The slow downhill movement of soil and regolith.

  • Drawdown

    The difference in height between the bottom of a cone of depression and the original height of the water table.

  • Geostrophic wind

    A wind, usually above a height of 600 meters (2,000 feet), that blows parallel to the isobars.

  • Granules

    The fine structure visible on the solar surface caused by convective cells below.

  • La Niña

    An episode of strong trade winds and unusually low sea-surface temperatures in the central and eastern Pacific. The opposite of El Niño.

  • Lightning

    A sudden flash of light generated by the flow of electrons between oppositely charged parts of a cumulonimbus cloud or between the cloud and the ground.

  • Magma

    A body of molten rock found at depth, including any dissolved gases and crystals.

  • Metamorphic rock

    Rocks formed by the alteration of preexisting rock deep within Earth (but still in the solid state) by heat, pressure, and/or chemically active fluids.

  • Meteor

    The luminous phenomenon observed when a meteoroid enters Earth’s atmosphere and burns up; popularly called a “shooting star.”

  • Middle-latitude cyclone

    Large center of low pressure with an associated cold front and often a warm front. Frequently accompanied by abundant precipitation.

  • Photon

    A discrete amount (quantum) of electromagnetic energy.

  • Photosphere

    The region of the Sun that radiates energy to space. The visible surface of the Sun.

  • Pluvial lake

    A lake formed during a period of increased rainfall. During the Pleistocene epoch this occurred in some nonglaciated regions during periods of ice advance elsewhere.

  • Population II

    Stars poor in atoms heavier than helium. Nearly always relatively old stars found in the halo, globular clusters, or nuclear bulge.

  • Radioactivity

    The spontaneous emission of certain unstable atomic nuclei.

  • Seismogram

    The record made by a seismograph.

  • Spicule

    A narrow jet of rising material in the solar chromosphere.

  • Water table

    The upper level of the saturated zone of groundwater.

  • Zone of fracture

    The upper portion of a glacier consisting of brittle ice.