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Beyond the Outer Shores: The Untold Odyssey of Ed Ricketts, the Pioneering Ecologist Who Inspired John Steinbeck and Joseph Campbell

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In the 1930s, while the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression sent most of America into the doldrums, a lively intellectual and artistic community formed in the West, revolving around three legendary friends: Ed Ricketts, John Steinbeck, and Joseph Campbell. Steinbeck immortalized Monterey's bohemian spirit in Cannery Row, but the area's true lifeblood was his best friend and mentor, Ed Ricketts. Today Ed Ricketts is usually remembered as "Doc"—the beer-drinking philosopher-scientist who presided over Monterey's population of "whores, pimps, gamblers, and sons of bitches" in Cannery Row—but Ricketts was actually a trailblazing ecologist who did seminal work in the emerging field on the Pacific Coast. His ideas were decades before their time, and his two books, Between Pacific Tides and Sea of Cortez (coauthored with Steinbeck), are still considered classics. Now, some sixty years after his untimely death, Ricketts' ecological approach and ethic seem more relevant than ever.

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John Steinbeck immortalized Monterey's bohemian spirit in "Cannery Row," but the area's true lifeblood was his best friend and mentor, Ed Ricketts, the subject of this thoughtful and revealing portrait.

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Witter, September 6, 2011 (view all comments by Witter)
I stumbled on this book and thoroughly enjoyed it. I read the Log of the Sea of Cortez many moons ago and still consider it one of my favorites. Mr. Ricketts deserves his due and I'm very grateful that Eric Tamm has taken the time to cronicle his contributions. I gained a better understanding of the time he lived, the challenges he faced, the work he completed and the grace that he carried. His first book was with my family on vacations to western Vancouver Island, and I didn't even know that he had spent time collecting at that very spot. I knew about Cannery Row, mostly from a visit and from Steinbeck, but it's role an an incubator for ecological thought somehow escaped me before this book. Great read!
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ISBN:
9781560256892
Author:
Tamm, Eric Enno
Publisher:
Thunder's Mouth Press
Author:
Tamm, Eric
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Educators
Subject:
Life Sciences - Ecology
Subject:
Life Sciences - Biology - Marine Biology
Subject:
Scientists - General
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography-Educators
Subject:
Biography-Scientists
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Edition Number:
Second Edition
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Publication Date:
20050731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
60 illustrations
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 16 oz

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