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"The study of natural history"

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The Moonstone, Wilkie Collins, 1868

(Wilkie Collins, a novelist and playwright, was friends with Charles Dickens and had many of his concerns about English society. The Moonstone is considered by many the first English “detective” or suspense novel.)

Collins, Wilkie. The Moonstone. London: Tinsley Brothers, 1868. Gutenberg.org. John Hamm and David Widger, 12 Jan. 2006. Web. 21 Apr. 2016.

What does the term "natural history" (line 16) mean in the context of the passage?

A

Biology.

B

Historical research.

C

The history of nature.

D

Archaeology.

E

Botany.