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Solutions for Chapter 1.2: The Methods of 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 1.2: The Methods of Biology

This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Biology: The Dynamics of Life, edition: 1. Chapter 1.2: The Methods of Biology includes 6 full step-by-step solutions. Biology: The Dynamics of Life was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9780078299001. This expansive textbook survival guide covers the following chapters and their solutions. Since 6 problems in chapter 1.2: The Methods of Biology have been answered, more than 21460 students have viewed full step-by-step solutions from this chapter.

Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Annual mean temperature

    An average of the 12 monthly temperature means.

  • Continental rift

    A linear zone along which continental lithosphere stretches and pulls apart. Its creation may mark the beginning of a new ocean basin.

  • Diffused light

    Solar energy scattered and reflected in the atmosphere that reaches Earth’s surface in the form of diffuse blue light from the sky.

  • Eukaryotes

    An organism whose genetic material is enclosed in a nucleus; plants, animals, and fungi are eukaryotes.

  • Fissure eruption

    An eruption in which lava is extruded from narrow fractures or cracks in the crust.

  • Graben

    A valley formed by the downward displacement of a fault-bounded block.

  • Hadean eon

    A term found on some versions of the geologic time scale. It refers to the earliest interval (eon) of Earth history, and ended 4 billion years ago.

  • Hurricane

    A tropical cyclonic storm having winds in excess of 119 kilometers (74 miles) per hour.

  • Inclusion

    A piece of one rock unit contained within another. Inclusions are used in relative dating. The rock mass adjacent to the one containing the inclusion must have been there first in order to provide the fragment.

  • Kame

    A steep-sided hill composed of sand and gravel originating when sediment is collected in openings in stagnant glacial ice.

  • Middle-latitude cyclone

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

  • Nonconformity

    An unconformity in which older metamorphic or intrusive igneous rocks are overlain by younger sedimentary strata.

  • Offshore zone

    The relatively flat submerged zone that extends from the breaker line to the edge of the continental shelf.

  • Plankton

    Passively drifting or weakly swimming organisms that cannot move independently of ocean currents. Includes microscopic algae, protozoa, jellyfish, and larval forms of many animals.

  • Retrograde motion

    The apparent westward motion of the planets with respect to the stars.

  • Small solar system bodies

    Solar system objects not classified as planets or moons that include dwarf planets, asteroids, comets, and meteoroids.

  • Source region

    The area where an air mass acquires its characteristic properties of temperature and moisture.

  • Spicule

    A narrow jet of rising material in the solar chromosphere.

  • Temperature

    A measure of the degree of hotness or coldness of a substance; a measure of the average kinetic energy of individual atoms or molecules in a substance.

  • Ultimate base level

    Sea level; the lowest level to which stream erosion could lower the land.