American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The part of the earth and its atmosphere in which living organisms exist or that is capable of supporting life.
- n. The living organisms and their environment composing the biosphere.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The sum of the living things on the earth considered as a stratum in contrast with the atmosphere and the lithosphere.
- n. the part of the Earth and its atmosphere capable of supporting life
- n. the totality of living organisms and their environment
- n. the regions of the surface and atmosphere of the Earth (or other planet) where living organisms exist
- bio- + sphere (Wiktionary)
“Bio" means life, and the term biosphere was first coined by a Russian scientist (Vladimir Vernadsky) in the 1920s.”
“As Pierre Teilhard de Chardin said to me, "Just as Earth once covered itself with a film of interdependent living organisms which we call the biosphere, so mankind's combined achievements are forming a global network of collective mind.”
“As Dyson points out, the biosphere is the single most complex system we study and weather is a continuously changing process.”
“The biosphere is huge and except for the area directly in the Calakmul site looks pretty much like areas that are not in the biosphere.”
“No amount of CO2 in the biosphere is by itself of any harm to any living thing (unless you replaced all the oxygen in doing so).”
“Given that you can recycle a jar, get the basic materials like sand, water and pond samples for free, and a ghost shrimp costs next to nothing at a well-stocked pet store, building your own biosphere is a cheap project.”
“Portals to the CROSSROADS can be found on any planet that supports life (even if the biosphere is incompatible with other forms of life).”
“All of earth's biosphere is actually one life form.”
“Everything in the biosphere is contained between them.”
“Our concept of the extension of the biosphere is again in a state of change since we have learned that "bacteria can penetrate rock" (Myers and McCready, 1966), and that an entire realm of our planet, which had been considered to be sterile, is in fact teeming with life, representing a substantial part of the "unseen majority" (Whitman et al.,”
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