Monday, July 5, 2010

Natural history

Natural history is the scientific research on plants and animals, more toward the learning methods rather than experimental observations, and include more study published in the magazine than an academic journal, so this term is considered ancient among the scientific community due to the scientific revolution. A person who is an expert in the field of natural history called a naturalist.

The roots of natural history can be tracked from the time of Aristotle and other classical philosophers who analyze the diversity of the natural world. When Europe entered the Middle Ages, natural history developed in the Islamic world by scientists such as al-Jahizh, ad-Dinawari, Ibn al-Baithar, etc.. In the Renaissance, began to note the number of organisms that began to pave the way for the taxonomy, culminating in a system developed by Carolus Linnaeus of Sweden.