Natural History

Natural history is the study of organisms including plants or animals in their environment, leaning more towards observational rather than experimental methods of study. It encompasses scientific research but is not limited to it, with articles more often published in magazines than in academic journals. Grouped among the natural sciences, natural history is the systematic study of any category of natural objects or organisms. That is a very broad designation in a world filled with many narrowly focused disciplines. So while modern natural history dates historically from studies in the ancient Greco-Roman world and the medieval Arabic world through to the scattered European Renaissance scientists working in near isolation, today's field is more of a cross discipline umbrella of many specialty sciences. For example, geobiology has a strong multi-disciplinary nature combining scientists and scientific knowledge of many specialty sciences.

A person who studies natural history is known as a naturalist or "natural historian".

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Natural History - Societies
... The term "natural history" alone, or sometimes together with archeology, forms the name of many national, regional and local natural history societies that maintain records for birds (ornithol ... Examples of these societies in Britain include the Natural History Society of Northumbria founded in 1829, British Entomological and Natural History Society founded in 1872 ... The growth of natural history societies was also spurred due to the growth of British colonies in tropical regions with numerous new species to be ...
Philip James De Vries - Selected Publications
... (1987) The Butterflies of Costa Rica and their Natural History ... (1997) The Butterflies of Costa Rica and their Natural History ... implications for classification and natural history ...
Guy Dollman - Works
... A History of British Mammals Gerald Edwin Hamilton Barrett-Hamilton, Guy Dollman, Martin Alister Campbell Hinton, and Edward Adrian Wilson (1910 ... Genus Crocidura The Annals and Magazine of Natural History, 8th series (1915 1916) ... Catalogue of the Selous Collection of Big Game in the British Museum (Natural History) Longmans, Green and Co ...
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... Japan) at the Department of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C ... Hiroshima at the Baltimore Museum of Art in Baltimore Miss Hokkaido at the Putnam Museum of History and Natural Science in Davenport, Iowa Miss Hyogo at the St ... Alabama Miss Kagawa at the North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh, North Carolina Miss Kagoshima at the Phoenix Museum of History in Phoenix ...
Albert S. Bickmore - Education
... His love of natural history was noted by the Dartmouth faculty, who gave him a letter of introduction to study under the well-known Harvard professor Louis Agassiz ... that Bickmore began to visualize founding a Museum of Natural History in New York City, as the European museums of natural history were in political and monetary capitals, and ...

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