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Solutions for Chapter 25: The History of Life on Earth

Campbell Biology | 10th Edition | ISBN: 9780321775658 | Authors: Jane B. Reece, Lisa A. Urry, Michael L. Cain, Steven A. Wasserman, Peter V. Minorsky, Robert B. Jackson

Full solutions for Campbell Biology | 10th Edition

ISBN: 9780321775658

Campbell Biology | 10th Edition | ISBN: 9780321775658 | Authors: Jane B. Reece, Lisa A. Urry, Michael L. Cain, Steven A. Wasserman, Peter V. Minorsky, Robert B. Jackson

Solutions for Chapter 25: The History of Life on Earth

This textbook survival guide was created for the textbook: Campbell Biology, edition: 10. Campbell Biology was written by and is associated to the ISBN: 9780321775658. This expansive textbook survival guide covers the following chapters and their solutions. Chapter 25: The History of Life on Earth includes 11 full step-by-step solutions. Since 11 problems in chapter 25: The History of Life on Earth have been answered, more than 18179 students have viewed full step-by-step solutions from this chapter.

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    An instrument used to determine wind speed.

  • Climatology

    The scientific study of climate.

  • Dissolved load

    That portion of a stream’s load carried in solution.

  • Ductile deformation

    A type of solid state flow that produces a change in the size and shape of a rock body without fracturing. Occurs at depths where temperatures and confining pressures are high.

  • Estuary

    A partially enclosed coastal water body that is connected to the ocean. Salinity here is measurably reduced by the freshwater flow of rivers

  • Geosphere

    The solid Earth, the largest of Earth’s four major spheres.

  • Guyot

    A submerged flat-topped seamount.

  • Hail

    Nearly spherical ice pellets having concentric layers and formed by the successive freezing of layers of water.

  • Hertzsprung-Russell diagram

    See H-R diagram.

  • Ionic bond

    A chemical bond between two oppositely charged ions formed by the transfer of valence electrons from one atom to the other.

  • Isotherms

    Lines connecting points of equal temperature.

  • Kuiper belt

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

  • Model

    A term often used synonymously with hypothesis but is less precise because it is sometimes used to describe a theory as well.

  • Nekton

    Pelagic organisms that can move independently of ocean currents by swimming or other means of propulsion.

  • Overrunning

    Warm air gliding up a retreating cold air mass.

  • Pressure gradient

    The amount of pressure change occurring over a given distance.

  • Radioactive decay

    The spontaneous decay of certain unstable atomic nuclei.

  • Shield

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

  • Small solar system bodies

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

  • Tenacity

    Describes a mineral’s toughness or its resistance to breaking or deforming.

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