Natural history

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Natural History refers to the scientific study of biological organisms.

The phrase rose in the 18th century to refer to the collection of information about plants and animals, which expanded with the discovery of new ecosystems and extensive fossil deposits. It now encompasses diverse fields, including biology, zoology, paleontology, botany, etc. It is typically observational and descriptive, rather than experimental, forming a blurry line between natural history and natural philosophy.

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