Translation of natural history in Spanish:

natural history

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1.1 (field of study) historia (feminine) natural
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    • The natural history of animal inebriation has been documented anecdotally, but has received no scientific attention.
    • Scientists are shifting their attention from natural history studies to questions about how best to conserve isolated and declining populations.
    • This field blends laboratory physiology, with its emphasis on controlled experimental designs, and natural history.
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    • I came to the profession of letters via the study of natural history, palaeontology, and medicine.
    • He was a true scholar, with interests in mineralogy, physics, natural history, chemistry, mathematics, and languages.
    • Several of the drawers under the bookcases and in the medal cabinet in the Library are still packed with minerals and natural history specimens, including large pieces of coral, crystals, fossils and animal bones.
    1.2 (animals, plants) flora (feminine) y fauna (feminine)
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    • Christine said: ‘He cares passionately about wildlife and natural history and has always been interested in bats.’
    • And during July there will be nature trails - view the flora, fauna and natural history and geology walks - how the landscape was shaped.
    • There are tours of the back country looking at history, natural history and geology

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.