- 1.1.1: What are some important reasons for studying biology?
- 1.1.2: Identify and describe how an organism could respond to an external ...
- 1.1.3: Why is energy required for living things? How do living things obta...
- 1.1.4: Describe how biologists research contributes to our understanding o...
- 1.1.5: Describe how energy and homeostasis are related in living organisms.
- 1.1.6: Observe and Infer Suppose you discover an unidentified object on yo...
Solutions for Chapter 1.1: What is biology?
Full solutions for Biology: The Dynamics of Life | 1st Edition
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.
A glacier confined to a mountain valley, which in most instances had previously been a stream valley.
See Dry climate.
A feldspar-rich sandstone.
The most common form of coal, often called soft, black coal.
Changes in rock caused by the heat from a nearby magma body.
The steep gradient that leads to the deep-ocean floor and marks the seaward edge of the continental shelf.
The yearly path of the Sun plotted against the background of stars.
Large, dome-shaped structure, usually composed of granite, formed by sheeting.
Groups of gravitationally bound galaxies that sometimes contain thousands of galaxies.
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.
A loosely formed group of stars of similar origin.
The procedure of calculating the absolute ages of rocks and minerals that contain radioactive isotopes.
Drops of water that fall from clouds that have a diameter of at least 0.5 millimeter (0.02 inch).
A telescope that employs a lens to bend and concentrate the light from distant objects.
A large, relatively flat expanse of ancient metamorphic rock within the stable continental interior.
A vertical section through a soil showing its succession of horizons and the underlying parent material.
Subatomic particles ejected at high speed from the solar corona.