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Class Notes Week 1 - Word - Natural History Some Notes for...

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Natural History – Some Notes for Week 1 Natural History : An observational science that involves looking at all living things. Natural history knowledge is essential for assessments of ecosystems or habitats. It is also one of the most enjoyable pursuits in the world. Naturalist : One who studies Natural History. Clothes must be worn and are not optional. Animals : A Kingdom that includes Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians, Fish, Mammals, Insects, Spiders, Clams, and lots of other organisms. Natural Selection : the driving force behind evolution. It consists of all the selective pressures placed on plants and animals by the environment (such as wind or cold or drought) or by animals (such as predators or even members of the same species). Those poorly adapted do not survive to pass on their genes and those that are better adapted tend to survive and pass on their genes allowing the adaptation to persist into the future and possibly become more refined. Natural Selection was first recognized by Charles Darwin. Adaptation
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This note was uploaded on 03/07/2011 for the course BIOL 1902 taught by Professor Runtz during the Winter '08 term at Carleton CA.

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