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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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From the evidence Jones presents in the book, few natural historians or members of the Russian or international elite expressed their responsibility to animals in the same normative terms.
In Scratchpads, the user-created workbenches mean that natural historians can gather, organise and share their data themselves, for example picking their own biological classification systems and incorporating data from other platforms such as Encyclopaedia of Life.
In fact, "the institutional masculine network of science" and natural historians depended on the knowledge female colonists provided.
In tracing this tradition, Caldwell draws examples from such diverse writers as Bacon, Milton, Donne, nineteenth-century natural historians, theologians, and transcendental anatomists.
But it was also used by natural historians, scientists and artists that used it as a resource to study live animals.
The storks of L Caridad are the natural historians and observers of the intrigues of the abbey.
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.
My experimentalists, therefore, will be perfectly impersonal, and my natural historians will remain free from the taint of colonialism, and my reader should remember that I am speaking more about ideas of science and natural history than I am about science and natural history themselves.
Koerner's research is useful in its implications here because British natural historians followed Linnaeus' example in exotic cultivation, and they specifically used his theory of gradual acclimatization in alien environments for their own experiments in adaptation.
They were brought back from overseas by natural historians and having them here enabled the public to see them.

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