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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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The statistics are devastating, but none of the promyshlenniki, governors, or even natural historians was aware of the environmental problems this level of activity caused.
As a result of his studies and acquaintances Plumier was part of a tradition and a network of natural historians. If there was such a thing as a European scientific elite in the late 17th century, Plumier was part of it.
A third era, between 1560 or so and the 1590s, witnessed the rise of networks of communication among natural historians, the assembly of herbarium collections, and the fabrication of detailed woodcuts.
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.
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.
In ancient Rome, Pliny the Elder, one of the world's first natural historians, observed that mint's aroma "reanimates the spirit." He probably was referring to Mentha spicata, wild spearmint.
This is the case even though the subject and speculations on evolutionary life by English and European natural historians were at least as pertinent and significant to the culture of romantic Britain and, though diffuse, far more varied and various, than they were to Victorian Britain.
``They were brought back from overseas by natural historians and having them here enabled the public to see them.

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