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Solutions for Chapter 1: Biology: The Study of Life

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: Biology: The Study of Life

Solutions for Chapter 1
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Textbook: Biology: The Dynamics of Life
Edition: 1
Author: Alton Biggs, Whitney Crispen Hagins, Chris Kapicka, Linda Lundgren
ISBN: 9780078299001

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Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Air mass

    A large body of air that is characterized by a sameness of temperature and humidity.

  • Basaltic composition

    A compositional group of igneous rocks indicating that the rock contains substantial dark silicate minerals and calciumrich plagioclase feldspar.

  • Biosphere

    The totality of life on Earth; the parts of the solid Earth, hydrosphere, and atmosphere in which living organisms can be found.

  • Bright nebula

    A cloud of glowing gas excited by ultraviolet radiation from hot stars.

  • Daily mean

    The mean temperature for a day that is determined by averaging the 24 hourly readings or, more commonly, by averaging the maximum and minimum temperatures for a day.

  • Electromagnetic radiation

    See Radiation.

  • Epicenter

    The location on Earth’s surface that lies directly above the focus of an earthquake.

  • Mineralogy

    The study of minerals.

  • Mohorovicˆi´c; discontinuity (Moho)

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

  • Open system

    One in which both matter and energy flow into and out of the system. Most natural systems are of this type.

  • Polar front

    The stormy frontal zone separating air masses of polar origin from air masses of tropical origin.

  • Radio interferometer

    Two or more radio telescopes that combine their signals to achieve the resolving power of a larger telescope.

  • Radio telescope

    A telescope designed to make observations in radio wavelengths.

  • Radioactivity

    The spontaneous emission of certain unstable atomic nuclei.

  • Ridge push

    A mechanism that may contribute to plate motion. It involves the oceanic lithosphere sliding down the oceanic ridge under the pull of gravity.

  • Rift zone

    A region of Earth’s crust along which divergence is taking place.

  • Swells

    Wind-generated waves that have moved into an area of weaker winds or calm.

  • Tombolo

    A ridge of sand that connects an island to the mainland or to another island.

  • Volcanic neck

    An isolated, steep-sided, erosional remnant consisting of lava that once occupied the vent of a volcano.

  • Weather

    The state of the atmosphere at any given time.

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