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Solutions for Chapter 5: The Nature of Life on Earth

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 5: The Nature of Life on Earth

Solutions for Chapter 5
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Textbook: Life in the Universe (Bennett Science & Math Titles)
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Author: Jeffrey O. Bennett, Seth Shostak
ISBN: 9780321687678

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Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Cirrus

    One of three basic cloud forms; also one of the three high cloud types. They are thin, delicate ice-crystal clouds often appearing as veil-like patches or thin, wispy fibers.

  • Drift

    See Glacial drift.

  • Eon

    The largest time unit on the geologic time scale, next in order of magnitude above era.

  • Frost wedging

    The mechanical breakup of rock caused by the expansion of freezing water in cracks and crevices.

  • Geyser

    A fountain of hot water ejected periodically.

  • Highland climate

    Complex pattern of climate conditions associated with mountains. Highland climates are characterized by large differences that occur over short distances.

  • Isotherms

    Lines connecting points of equal temperature.

  • Magnetometer

    A sensitive instrument used to measure the intensity of Earth’s magnetic field at various points.

  • Magnitude (stellar)

    A number given to a celestial object to express its relative brightness.

  • Model

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

  • Neutron

    A subatomic particle found in the nucleus of an atom. The neutron is electrically neutral and has a mass approximately that of a proton.

  • Octet rule

    Atoms combine in order that each may have the electron arrangement of a noble gas; that is, the outer energy level contains eight neutrons.

  • Phases of the Moon

    The progression of changes in the Moon’s appearance during the month.

  • Photon

    A discrete amount (quantum) of electromagnetic energy.

  • Proton

    A positively charged subatomic particle found in the nucleus of an atom.

  • Snowline

    Lower limit of perennial snow.

  • Soil taxonomy

    A soil classification system consisting of six hierarchical categories based on observable soil characteristics. The system recognizes 12 soil orders.

  • Solar constant

    The rate at which solar radiation is received outside Earth’s atmosphere on a surface perpendicular to the Sun’s rays when Earth is at an average distance from the Sun.

  • Valence electron

    The electrons involved in the bonding process; the electrons occupying the highest-principal energy level of an atom.

  • Welded tuff

    A pyroclastic rock composed of particles that have been fused together by the combination of heat still contained in the deposit after it has come to rest and by the weight of overlying material.

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