Nature is the natural, physical and living world.

  • Nature in the broadest sense, is all of planet Earth, our solar system and the universe beyond.
  • In a more limited sense whilst everything around us is evidence of nature, from the global phenomena of oceans, continents and climate, nature is a carpet of interconnected life forms composed of individual plants, insects and animals.
  • Although humans are part of nature, human activity and the human world with its cities, agriculture and industries are sometimes understood as a separate category from other natural phenomena.
  • The study of nature is a large part of the histories of science and art.