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Solutions for Chapter 1.1: What is biology?

Biology: The Dynamics of Life | 1st Edition | ISBN: 9780078299001 | Authors: Alton Biggs, Whitney Crispen Hagins, Chris Kapicka, Linda Lundgren

Full solutions for Biology: The Dynamics of Life | 1st Edition

ISBN: 9780078299001

Biology: The Dynamics of Life | 1st Edition | ISBN: 9780078299001 | Authors: Alton Biggs, Whitney Crispen Hagins, Chris Kapicka, Linda Lundgren

Solutions for Chapter 1.1: What is biology?

Biology: The Dynamics of Life was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9780078299001. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Biology: The Dynamics of Life, edition: 1. Since 6 problems in chapter 1.1: What is biology? have been answered, more than 21129 students have viewed full step-by-step solutions from this chapter. Chapter 1.1: What is biology? includes 6 full step-by-step solutions. This expansive textbook survival guide covers the following chapters and their solutions.

Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Air

    A mixture of many discrete gases, of which nitrogen and oxygen are most abundant, in which varying quantities of tiny solid and liquid particles are suspended.

  • Alpine glacier

    A glacier confined to a mountain valley, which in most instances had previously been a stream valley.

  • Arid climate

    See Dry climate.

  • Arkose

    A feldspar-rich sandstone.

  • Bituminous

    The most common form of coal, often called soft, black coal.

  • Contact metamorphism

    Changes in rock caused by the heat from a nearby magma body.

  • Continental slope

    The steep gradient that leads to the deep-ocean floor and marks the seaward edge of the continental shelf.

  • Ecliptic

    The yearly path of the Sun plotted against the background of stars.

  • Exfoliation dome

    Large, dome-shaped structure, usually composed of granite, formed by sheeting.

  • Galactic cluster

    Groups of gravitationally bound galaxies that sometimes contain thousands of galaxies.

  • Intrusion

    See Pluton.

  • Magnetometer

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

  • Negative feedback mechanism

    A feedback mechanism that tends to maintain a system as it is—that is, maintain the status quo.

  • Open cluster

    A loosely formed group of stars of similar origin.

  • Radiometric dating

    The procedure of calculating the absolute ages of rocks and minerals that contain radioactive isotopes.

  • Rain

    Drops of water that fall from clouds that have a diameter of at least 0.5 millimeter (0.02 inch).

  • Refracting telescope

    A telescope that employs a lens to bend and concentrate the light from distant objects.

  • Shield

    A large, relatively flat expanse of ancient metamorphic rock within the stable continental interior.

  • Soil profile

    A vertical section through a soil showing its succession of horizons and the underlying parent material.

  • Solar winds

    Subatomic particles ejected at high speed from the solar corona.

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