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natural history

1. the study of animals and plants in the wild state
2. the study of all natural phenomena
3. the sum of these phenomena in a given place or at a given time
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Eckhout painted alongside the better known and more prolific landscape artist Frans Postas part of a team that included cartographers and natural historians, brought to Brazil by Johan Maurits, governor general of the short-lived Dutch colony in Recife.
As, for example, when the natural historian William Smellie in the Encyclopedia Britannica of 1804 described the metaphors of Linnaean botany as more indelicate than those of Monk Lewis and the "most obscene" romance writers of the period; or when the most reverend Richard Polwhele, in his The Unsex'd Females (1798), described Erasmus Darwin's The Loves of Plants (1789) as an audacious Jacobin tract that fostered dangerous and immodest desires in young ladies.
The present study concentrates less on the swashbuckler and more on Dampier' s activities as botanist and natural historian.
The other's a tennis player and mathematician and kind of a natural historian.
As a natural historian concerned with all of Texas' biota, this reviewer was prepared to find many of his vertebrates of interest labeled "nongame" or "furbearer".
Hemingway's father was a natural historian by avocation, and his 1895 "Letter to the Oak Park Boys" details the botany, zoology, and geology of the Isle of Man, revealing the type of instruction that led to his son's understanding of the natural world.
Vivid color plates from early natural histories are exquisitely reproduced, reminding us that science and art are not strangers to one another in the hands of a natural historian.
The lecture will include Mike's experiences on a 45-mile walk across the Durham uplands in the footsteps of renowned natural historian George Temperley.
So, natural historian and archaeologist Charles Zidar of Missouri Botanical Garden in St Louis, US, and botanist Wayne Elisens of the University of Oklahoma, Norman, US, decided to find out.
THE legendary natural historian gave birth to the theory of evolution, but was also just as scientific when it came to choosing a wife - he married his first cousin so that he would have fewer relatives to visit.

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