Natural History (magazine)

Natural History
Categories science magazine
Frequency 10 times per year
Publisher Howard Richman
First issue  1900 (1900-month)
Company Natural History Magazine, Inc.
Country United States
Based in Research Triangle Park, NC
Language English
ISSN 0028-0712

Natural History is a natural history magazine published in the United States. The stated mission of the magazine is to promote public understanding and appreciation of nature and science.


Founded in 1900 by the American Museum of Natural History, Natural History was first titled The American Museum Journal. In 2002, the magazine was purchased from the Museum by a new company, headed at the time by Charles Harris.[1] As of 2013 the magazine is published in North Carolina by Howard Richman.[2] There are 10 issues published annually.

Since its founding, Natural History has chronicled the major expeditions and research findings by curators at the American Museum of Natural History and at other natural history museums and science centers. Stephen Jay Gould's column, "This View of Life," was a regular feature of the magazine from 1974 until he retired the column in 2001. Other regular columnists and contributing authors include Neil deGrasse Tyson, Jared Diamond, Richard Dawkins, Norman D. Newell, and Thomas Nicholson.


  1. Carr, David (August 12, 2002). "MediaTalk; Owner to Make Changes at Natural History". The New York Times. Retrieved 19 November 2013.
  2. No author. "Contact Page". Natural History Magazine, Inc. Retrieved 19 November 2013.

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