is the solid surface of Earth that is not permanently submerged in water.

Most but not all is situated at elevations above  level (variable over geologic time frames) and consists mainly of crustal components such as rock, sand, soil, and sometimes ice.

The vast majority of activity throughout has occurred in areas that support agriculturehabitat, and various  resources.

Some life forms, including terrestrial  and terrestrial , have developed from predecessor that originated in bodies of .

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