The solid mass (lithosphere) of the Earth as distinct from the atmosphere and hydrosphere or all three of these layers combined.
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(from the article `biosphere`) ...carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, molecular nitrogen, hydrogen sulfide, and water vapour. It was a hostile and barren planet. This strictly ...
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geosphere 1. The physical earth; a term for the solid mass (lithosphere) of the planet, or for the lithosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere as a whole. 2. The solid matter of the earth, as distinct from the seas, plants, animals, and surrounding atmosphere. 3. The soils, sediments, and rock layers...
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The soils, sediments, and rock layers of the Earth's crust, both continental and beneath the ocean floors.
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The term geosphere is often used to refer to the densest parts of Earth, which consist mostly of rock and regolith. The geosphere consists of the inside of the Earth or other planets or bodies. In Aristotelian physics, the term was applied to four spherical natural places, concentrically nested aro...
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Considered the solid portions of the earth, including the hydrosphere and the lithosphere, as opposed to the atmosphere, which lies above it. At their conjunction is the biosphere.
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the solid part of planet Earth, the main divisions being the crust, mantle, and liquid core. The lithosphere is the part of the geosphere that consists of the crust and upper mantle.
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1) Layer 2) Lithosphere
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