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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 grandest of these aimed to describe both animate and inanimate nature, while others coupled natural history with treatment of the antiquities of a region.
The earliest writers on American animals were explorers and conquistadors with little training in natural history. Faced with the need to use familiar words to describe the strange, they created "jigsaw puzzle" descriptions--of the opossum, for instance, whose forequarters resemble a fox and the hindquarters an ape.
(1990) Gems & Crystals from the American Museum of Natural History. Simon and Schuster, New York, 208 p.
The Natural History Museum has something for everyone.
Although the American Museum of Natural History in New York--where parts of the movie were shot--has very realistic-looking diorama figures, there's no fear that they will spring out of their setting.
And this metal has other unique properties that help it keep its shine, as I learned on a recent trip to the new gold exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
A COLESHILL natural history group will not be a thing of the past after an injection of new life has saved it from closure.
In this collection of more than 40 essays taken from Natural History magazine, Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, shares his affection for the oddities of our universe.
Paula Kahumbu could be featured in any elementary-level natural history collection, teachers and educators shouldn't miss the opportunity to use it as an example of unusual friendships either.
Enhanced with the inclusion of 14 color photographs, 2 color maps, 36 black/white photographs, and 13 line drawn illustrations, "Skin: A Natural History" by Nina G.
The issue is clinically relevant because if there is a difference in their natural history, then there might be a difference in the way each is treated.
It's home to Ocean Edge, a rambling resort hotel that employs Hilmer to teach visitors about the natural history of the region.

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