The Log From the Sea of Cortez

The Log From the Sea of Cortez

The Narrative Portion of the Book, Sea of Cortez (1941), by John Steinbeck and E.F. Ricketts

Book - 1995
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This exciting day-by-day account of Steinbeck's trip to the Gulf of California with biologist Ed Ricketts, drawn from the longer Sea of Cortez, is a wonderful combination of science, philosophy, and high-spirited adventure. Annotation. In 1940, Steinbeck and his friend, biologist Ed Ricketts, ventured into the Gulf of California to search for marine invertebrates along the beaches. This exciting, day-by-day account of their trip, drawn from the longer work, Sea of Cortez, is a wonderful combination of science, philosophy, and high-speed adventure that provides a fascinating portrait of Steinbeck and Ricketts.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 1995
ISBN: 9780140187441
Branch Call Number: 508.31641 St347L 1995
Characteristics: xxvii, 288 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm


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TSCPL_ChrisB Jun 02, 2016

Steinbeck catalogs sea life and the people of Mexico. And somehow, he makes this scientific voyage interesting.

Mar 02, 2016

A beautiful book // I want to recreate this trip around Baja

Sep 02, 2015

This book was so crazy good, I want to immediately re-read it. I wrongly thought it would be dry and maybe a little too detail oriented, but it was full of life and joy and saddness, too. The audiobook was great too. Beautifully written without being flowery. The descriptions and reflections are amazing. A book to put on my "read again and again" list.

Jul 07, 2015

I avoided reading this for years, and I'm thrilled I finally gave it a chance. Straight-forward, crisp, clean prose with many laugh-out-loud moments. A gem.


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