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In January 2010, the Gemini was moored in the Swinomish Slough on a Native American reservation near Anacortes, Washington. Unbeknownst to almost everyone, the rusted and dilapidated boat was in fact the most famous fishing vessel ever to have sailed: the original Western Flyer, immortalized in John Steinbeckandrsquo;s nonfiction classic The Log from the Sea of Cortez.

In this book, Kevin M. Bailey resurrects this forgotten witness to the changing tides of Pacific fisheries. He draws on the Steinbeck archives, interviews with family members of crew, and more than three decades of working in Pacific Northwest fisheries to trace the depletion of marine life through the voyages of a single ship. After Steinbeck and his friend Ed Rickettsandmdash;a pioneer in the study of the West Coastandrsquo;s diverse sea life and the inspiration behind andldquo;Docandrdquo; in Cannery Rowandmdash;chartered the boat for their now-famous 1940 expedition, the Western Flyer returned to its life as a sardine seiner in California. But when the sardine fishery in Monterey collapsed, the boat moved on: fishing for Pacific ocean perch off Washington, king crab in the Bering Sea off Alaska, and finally wild Pacific salmonandmdash;all industries that would also face collapse.

As the Western Flyer herself faces an uncertain futureandmdash;a businessman has bought her, intending to bring the boat to Salinas, California, and turn it into a restaurant feature just blocks from Steinbeckandrsquo;s graveandmdash;debates about the status of the California sardine, and of West Coast fisheries generally, have resurfaced. A compelling and timely tale of a boat and the people it carried, of fisheries exploited, and of fortunes won and lost, The Western Flyer is environmental history at its best: a journey through time and across the sea, charting the ebb and flow of the cobalt waters of the Pacific coast.

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One of the classic works of marine biology, a favorite for generations, has now been completely revised and expanded. The book describes the habits and habitats of the animals that live in one of the most prolific life zones of the world--the rocky shores and tide pools of the Pacific Coast of the United States.

Synopsis:

One of the classic works of marine biology, a favorite for generations, has now been completely revised and expanded. Between Pacific Tides

is a book for all who find the shore a place of excitement, wonder, and beauty, and an unsurpassed introductory text for both students and professionals.

This book describes the habits and habitats of the animals that live in one of the most prolific life zones of the world—the rocky shores and tide pools of the Pacific Coast of the United States. The intricate and fascinating life processes of these creatures are described with affectionate care. The animals are grouped according to their most characteristic habitat, whether rocky shore, sandy beach, mud flat, or wharf piling, and the authors discuss their life history, physiology, and community relations, and the influence of wave shock and shifting tide level.

Though the basic purpose and structure—and much of the text—of the book remain the same, content has been increased by about 20 percent; a multitude of changes and additios has been made in the text; the Annotated Systematic Index and General Bibliography have been updated and greatly expanded (now almost 2,300 entries); more than 200 new photographs and drawings have been incorporated; and an entirely new chapter has been added—a topical presentation of the several factors influencing distribution of organisms along the shore. This edition also includes John Steinbeck’s Foreword to the 1948 edition.

Synopsis:

“John Steinbeck himself wrote the Foreword to the revised edition for Ricketts and his co-author Jack Calvin.”—Palo Alto Times

“Ritchie Lovejoys exquisite line drawings, 100 pages of them form a treasure trove both for the scientist and the lover of nature who is not scientifically trained. The general reader may take refuge here on hot days. To the scientist the book is a must.”—The Book Shelf

About the Author

Kevin M. Bailey is the founding director of the Man and Sea Institute and affiliate professor at the University of Washington. He formerly was a senior scientist at the Alaska Fisheries Science Center and is the author of Billion-Dollar Fish: The Untold Story of Alaska Pollock, also published by the University of Chicago Press.

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Robert Ewing, November 15, 2006 (view all comments by Robert Ewing)
This edition has been completely revised and losses a great deal of Ed Ricketts philosophy and heart. It does have the John Steinbeck?s forward to the third edition. But if you want to observe littoral life through Ed Ricketts? eyes at physical and metaphysical levels you need to read the third edition or earlier.

I still read Steinbeck?s introduction before I take a grandchild to the tide pools for the first time. ?Every new eye applied to the peep hole which looks out at the world may fish in some new beauty and some new pattern, and the world of the human mind must be enriched by such fishing.?

And from Ed Ricketts, ?In connection with Thais, a mild dissertation on birth control, prenatal care, and race suicide seems to be almost mandatory . . .? page 190, 3rd edition. Observations like this let you see the character behind Doc in "Cannery Row."
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780804720687
With:
Hedgpeth, Joel W.
Adapted:
Phillips, David W.
With:
Hedgpeth, Joel W.
Author:
Hedgpeth, Joel W.
Author:
Ricketts, Edward
Author:
Calvin, Jack
Author:
Bailey, Kevin M.
Author:
Phillips, David W.
Author:
Ricketts, Edward F.
Adapted by:
Phillips, David W.
Adapted:
Phillips, David W.
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Subject:
Biology
Subject:
Zoology
Subject:
Marine Biology
Subject:
Life Sciences - Zoology - General
Subject:
Biology-Zoology
Subject:
Oceans & Seas
Edition Number:
5
Edition Description:
5
Publication Date:
19920131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
31 halftones
Pages:
184
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in

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"Synopsis" by , One of the classic works of marine biology, a favorite for generations, has now been completely revised and expanded. The book describes the habits and habitats of the animals that live in one of the most prolific life zones of the world--the rocky shores and tide pools of the Pacific Coast of the United States.
"Synopsis" by ,
One of the classic works of marine biology, a favorite for generations, has now been completely revised and expanded. Between Pacific Tides

is a book for all who find the shore a place of excitement, wonder, and beauty, and an unsurpassed introductory text for both students and professionals.

This book describes the habits and habitats of the animals that live in one of the most prolific life zones of the world—the rocky shores and tide pools of the Pacific Coast of the United States. The intricate and fascinating life processes of these creatures are described with affectionate care. The animals are grouped according to their most characteristic habitat, whether rocky shore, sandy beach, mud flat, or wharf piling, and the authors discuss their life history, physiology, and community relations, and the influence of wave shock and shifting tide level.

Though the basic purpose and structure—and much of the text—of the book remain the same, content has been increased by about 20 percent; a multitude of changes and additios has been made in the text; the Annotated Systematic Index and General Bibliography have been updated and greatly expanded (now almost 2,300 entries); more than 200 new photographs and drawings have been incorporated; and an entirely new chapter has been added—a topical presentation of the several factors influencing distribution of organisms along the shore. This edition also includes John Steinbeck’s Foreword to the 1948 edition.

"Synopsis" by ,
“John Steinbeck himself wrote the Foreword to the revised edition for Ricketts and his co-author Jack Calvin.”—Palo Alto Times

“Ritchie Lovejoys exquisite line drawings, 100 pages of them form a treasure trove both for the scientist and the lover of nature who is not scientifically trained. The general reader may take refuge here on hot days. To the scientist the book is a must.”—The Book Shelf

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