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Solutions for Chapter 14.2: The Origin 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 14.2: The Origin of Life

Since 6 problems in chapter 14.2: The Origin of Life have been answered, more than 20001 students have viewed full step-by-step solutions from this chapter. Biology: The Dynamics of Life was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9780078299001. Chapter 14.2: The Origin of Life includes 6 full step-by-step solutions. This expansive textbook survival guide covers the following chapters and their solutions. This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Biology: The Dynamics of Life, edition: 1.

Key Science Terms and definitions covered in this textbook
  • Basalt

    A fine-grained igneous rock of mafic composition.

  • Chromosphere

    The first layer of the solar atmosphere found directly above the photosphere.

  • Continental (c) air mass

    An air mass that forms over land; it is normally relatively dry.

  • Earthquake

    The vibration of Earth produced by the rapid release of energy.

  • Eccentricity

    The variation of an ellipse from a circle.

  • Emergent coast

    A coast where land that was formerly below sea level has been exposed either because of crustal uplift or a drop in sea level or both.

  • Equatorial system

    A method of locating stellar objects much like the coordinate system used on Earth’s surface.

  • Fissure eruption

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

  • Freezing nuclei

    Solid particles that serve as cores for the formation of ice crystals.

  • Index fossil

    A fossil that is associated with a particular span of geologic time.

  • Kuiper belt

    A region outside the orbit of Neptune where most short-period comets are thought to originate.

  • Latent heat

    The energy absorbed or released during a change in state.

  • Luminosity

    The brightness of a star. The amount of energy radiated by a star.

  • Paleozoic era

    A span on the geologic time scale between the eons of the Precambrian and Mesozoic era from about 540 million to 248 million years ago.

  • Photosynthesis

    The process by which plants and algae produce carbohydrates from carbon dioxide and water in the presence of chlorophyll, using light energy and releasing oxygen.

  • Pluvial lake

    A lake formed during a period of increased rainfall. During the Pleistocene epoch this occurred in some nonglaciated regions during periods of ice advance elsewhere.

  • Positive feedback mechanism

    A feedback mechanism that enhances or drives change.

  • Rotation

    The spinning of a body, such as Earth, about its axis.

  • Ultimate base level

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

  • Uniformitarianism

    The concept that the processes that have shaped Earth in the geologic past are essentially the same as those operating today

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