Recent Examples of biosphere from the Web
Like many of the vital insects contributing daily to our biosphere, bees tend to get a bit of a bad rap in modern life.
But programming plays a powerful role in the cinematic biosphere, which is why the number of mediocre male directors who pop up here each year can be so frustrating.
In contrast to Hoth and Tatooine, the mixture of gases in Earth’s atmosphere is just right to support a thriving biosphere and a flourishing human civilization.
The Block 18 tower would be part of the core campus surrounding Amazon's new biospheres and would clock in at about 400,000 square feet.
Besides cosmic collisions, both nearby stellar explosions and climate-changing burps of methane released from the ocean depths have been suggested as possible biosphere-killers.
If Earth comes in dead last, humanity will be wiped out, and the biosphere reseeded so the planet can try again later.
In Cambodia, destinations will include Tonle Sap Lake, a biosphere reserve with a floating village of wooden houses, or the French colonial city of Battambang, where travelers can train with acrobats at the renowned Phare Circus.
Some 30,000 permanent inhabitants live in this biosphere reserve, with a surface area of 345,700 ha.
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Did You Know?
The lithosphere is the solid surface of the earth (lith- meaning "rock"); the hydrosphere is the earth's water (hydro- means "water"), including the clouds and water vapor in the air; and the atmosphere is the earth's air (atmos- meaning "vapor"). The term biosphere can include all of these, along with the 10 million species of living things they contain. The biosphere recycles its air, water, organisms, and minerals constantly to maintain an amazingly balanced state; human beings should probably do their best to imitate it. Though the word has a new sound to it, it was first used over a hundred years ago.
Origin and Etymology of biosphere
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Definition of biosphere for English Language Learners
: the part of the Earth in which life can exist
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