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Solutions for Chapter 1: A Universe of Life?

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

Full solutions for Life in the Universe (Bennett Science & Math Titles) | 3rd Edition

ISBN: 9780321687678

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

Solutions for Chapter 1: A Universe of Life?

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

Since 27 problems in chapter 1: A Universe of Life? have been answered, more than 4338 students have viewed full step-by-step solutions from this chapter. Chapter 1: A Universe of Life? includes 27 full step-by-step solutions. This expansive textbook survival guide covers the following chapters and their solutions. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Life in the Universe (Bennett Science & Math Titles), edition: 3. Life in the Universe (Bennett Science & Math Titles) was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9780321687678.

Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Aftershocks

    Smaller earthquakes that follow the main earthquake.

  • Atom

    The smallest particle that exists as an element.

  • Berm

    The dry, gently sloping zone on the backshore of a beach at the foot of the coastal cliffs or dunes.

  • Disconformity

    A type of unconformity in which the beds above and below are parallel.

  • Dwarf galaxy

    Very small galaxies, usually elliptical and lacking spiral arms.

  • Ebb current

    The movement of a tidal current away from the shore.

  • Erosion

    The incorporation and transportation of material by a mobile agent, such as water, wind, or ice.

  • Granitic composition

    A compositional group of igneous rocks that indicates a rock is composed almost entirely of light-colored silicates.

  • Isobar

    A line drawn on a map connecting points of equal atmospheric pressure, usually corrected to sea level.

  • Mantle plume

    A mass of hotter-than-normal mantle material that ascends toward the surface, where it may lead to igneous activity. These plumes of solid yet mobile material may originate as deep as the core–mantle boundary.

  • Mass wasting

    The downslope movement of rock, regolith, and soil under the direct influence of gravity.

  • Model

    A term often used synonymously with hypothesis but is less precise because it is sometimes used to describe a theory as well.

  • Mohorovicˆi´c; discontinuity (Moho)

    The boundary separating the crust from the mantle, discernible by an increase in seismic velocity.

  • Photochemical reaction

    A chemical reaction in the atmosphere that is triggered by sunlight, often yielding a secondary pollutant.

  • Rectangular pattern

    A drainage pattern characterized by numerous right-angle bends that develops on jointed or fractured bedrock.

  • Residual soil

    Soil developed directly from the weathering of the bedrock below.

  • Secondary enrichment

    The concentration of minor amounts of metals that are scattered through unweathered rock into economically valuable concentrations by weathering processes.

  • Tidal flat

    A marshy or muddy area that is covered and uncovered by the rise and fall of the tide.

  • Tundra climate

    Found almost exclusively in the Northern Hemisphere or at high altitudes in many mountainous regions. A treeless climatic realm of sedges, grasses, mosses, and lichens that is dominated by a long, bitterly cold winter.

  • Turbulent flow

    The movement of water in an erratic fashion, often characterized by swirling, whirlpool-like eddies. Most streamflow is of this type.

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