Natural History


Natural History

Natural history or (in Latin) Naturalis Historia is the scientific study of plants or animals.

Natural History may also refer to:

In science and medicine:
* "Natural History" (Pliny) , "Naturalis Historia", a 1st-century work by Pliny the Elder
* "Natural History" (Lonitzer), a 16th-century work by Adam Lonitzer
* "Naturalis Historia Scotiae", a 1684 work by Robert Sibbald
*"The Natural History of Iceland", a 1752 work by Niels Horrebow
* "Natural History" (magazine), an American magazine
* "Natural History Review", a 19th-century UK quarterly journal
* Natural History Publications (Borneo), a publishing house based in Borneo
* Natural history of disease, the uninterrupted progression of a medical condition in an individual
** Natural history group, subjects in a drug trial that receive no treatment of any kind, whose illness is left to run its course

In music:
* "Natural History" (I Am Kloot album), a 2001 album by I Am Kloot
* "", a 1990 album by Talk Talk
* The Natural History (band), an American rock band
** "The Natural History", the band's 2002 debut EP

In literature:
* A 1992 novel by American writer Maureen Howard
* A 2003 novel by British writer Justina Robson

Companies:
* Natural History New Zealand, a film production company specialising in wildlife documentaries

ee also

* Natural theology
* Nature (disambiguation)


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  • Natural history — Natural Nat u*ral (?; 135), a. [OE. naturel, F. naturel, fr. L. naturalis, fr. natura. See {Nature}.] 1. Fixed or determined by nature; pertaining to the constitution of a thing; belonging to native character; according to nature; essential;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • natural history — Natural Nat u*ral (?; 135), a. [OE. naturel, F. naturel, fr. L. naturalis, fr. natura. See {Nature}.] 1. Fixed or determined by nature; pertaining to the constitution of a thing; belonging to native character; according to nature; essential;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Natural History — Beschreibung Fachzeitschrift Fachgebiet Naturwissenschaften Sprache Englisch …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Natural history — History His to*ry, n.; pl. {Histories}. [L. historia, Gr. istori a history, information, inquiry, fr. istwr, istwr, knowing, learned, from the root of ? to know; akin to E. wit. See {Wit}, and cf. {Story}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A learning or knowing …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • natural history — n [U] the study of plants, animals, and minerals ▪ the Natural History Museum …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • natural history — n the natural development of something (as an organism or disease) over a period of time <increasing knowledge of the natural histories of tumors (H. S. N. Greene)> …   Medical dictionary

  • natural history — noun uncount the study of living things and their natural environments …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • natural history — ► NOUN ▪ the scientific study of animals or plants, especially as concerned with observation rather than experiment …   English terms dictionary

  • natural history — n. the study of zoology, botany, mineralogy, geology, and other subjects dealing with the physical world, esp. in a popular, nontechnical manner …   English World dictionary

  • Natural history — For other uses, see Natural history (disambiguation). Naturalist redirects here. For other uses, see Naturalist (disambiguation). Tables of natural history, from the 1728 Cyclopaedia Natural history is the scientific research of p …   Wikipedia


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