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Breaking Through
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 369

Breaking Through

Trailblazing marine biologist, visionary conservationist, deep ecology philosopher, Edward F. Ricketts (1897–1948) has reached legendary status in the California mythos. A true polymath and a thinker ahead of his time, Ricketts was a scientist who worked in passionate collaboration with many of his friends—artists, writers, and influential intellectual figures—including, perhaps most famously, John Steinbeck, who once said that Ricketts's mind "had no horizons." This unprecedented collection, featuring previously unpublished pieces as well as others available for the first time in their original form, reflects the wide scope of Ricketts’s scientific, philosophical, and literary inter...

Breaking Through
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 348

Breaking Through

Annotation A collection of 20 essays by Edward Ricketts, the marine biologist, would-be philosopher and famous friend, collaborator, and muse of John Steinbeck.

Renaissance Man of Cannery Row
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 283

Renaissance Man of Cannery Row

"Editor Katharine A. Rodger has enriched the correspondence with an introduction, a biographical essay, and a list of works cited. The book will be important for students of John Steinbeck and the development of 20th-century American fiction, as well as for those interested in the history of science, especially in the fields of marine biology and ecology."--BOOK JACKET.

Edward F. Ricketts
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 48

Edward F. Ricketts

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Edward F. Ricketts and Jack Calvin
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 159

Edward F. Ricketts and Jack Calvin

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  • Published: 2015
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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John Steinbeck and Edward F. Ricketts
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 284

John Steinbeck and Edward F. Ricketts

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2002-01-01
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  • Publisher: Unknown

Edward F. Ricketts, a marine biologist who lived on the Monterey waterfront in California, was a close friend of John Steinbeck, the novelist. As Professor Astro makes clear, no analysis of Steinbeck?s writing can proceed without a careful study of the life, work, and ideas of Ricketts, who was Steinbeck?s closest personal and intellectual companion for nearly two decades.Ricketts went to California from Chicago in 1923, and from that time until his death in 1948 he operated a biological supply house at Pacific Grove. Steinbeck and Ricketts met in 1930 and struck an immediate friendship. Together they planned a handbook on the marine invertebrates of the San Francisco Bay region. Although th...

The Log from the Sea of Cortez
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 320

The Log from the Sea of Cortez

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2001-01-18
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  • Publisher: Penguin UK

In 1940 Steinbeck sailed in a sardine boat with his great friend the marine biologist, Ed Ricketts, to collect marine invertebrates from the beaches of the Gulf of California. The expedition was described by the two men in SEA OF CORTEZ, published in 1941. The day-to-day story of the trip is told here in the Log, which combines science, philosophy and high-spirited adventure. An exhilarating and highly entertaining read.

Learning From the Octopus
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 320

Learning From the Octopus

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2012-03-27
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  • Publisher: Hachette UK

Despite the billions of dollars we’ve poured into foreign wars, homeland security, and disaster response, we are fundamentally no better prepared for the next terrorist attack or unprecedented flood than we were in 2001. Our response to catastrophe remains unchanged: add another step to airport security, another meter to the levee wall. This approach has proved totally ineffective: reacting to past threats and trying to predict future risks will only waste resources in our increasingly unpredictable world. In Learning from the Octopus, ecologist and security expert Rafe Sagarin rethinks the seemingly intractable problem of security by drawing inspiration from a surprising source: nature. B...

Observation and Ecology
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 240

Observation and Ecology

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2012-07-16
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  • Publisher: Island Press

The need to understand and address large-scale environmental problems that are difficult to study in controlled environments—issues ranging from climate change to overfishing to invasive species—is driving the field of ecology in new and important directions. Observation and Ecology documents that transformation, exploring how scientists and researchers are expanding their methodological toolbox to incorporate an array of new and reexamined observational approaches—from traditional ecological knowledge to animal-borne sensors to genomic and remote-sensing technologies—to track, study, and understand current environmental problems and their implications. The authors paint a clear pict...

Sweet Thursday
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 288

Sweet Thursday

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2008-07-29
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  • Publisher: Penguin

In Monterey, on the California coast, Sweet Thursday is what they call the day after Lousy Wednesday, which is one of those days that are just naturally bad. Returning to the scene of Cannery Row—the weedy lots and junk heaps and flophouses of Monterey, John Steinbeck once more brings to life the denizens of a netherworld of laughter and tears—from Doc, based on Steinbeck’s lifelong friend Ed Ricketts, to Fauna, new headmistress of the local brothel, to Hazel, a bum whose mother must have wanted a daughter. This Penguin Classics edition features an introduction and notes by Robert DeMott. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.