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Working Days

Author : John Steinbeck
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 244 pages
File Size : 51,8 Mb
Release : 1990-12-01
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN : 0140144579

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John Steinbeck wrote The Grapes of Wrath during an astonishing burst of activity between June and October of 1938. Throughout the time he was creating his greatest work, Steinbeck faithfully kept a journal revealing his arduous journey toward its completion. The journal, like the novel it chronicles, tells a tale of dramatic proportions—of dogged determination and inspiration, yet also of paranoia, self-doubt, and obstacles. It records in intimate detail the conception and genesis of The Grapes of Wrath and its huge though controversial success. It is a unique and penetrating portrait of an emblematic American writer creating an essential American masterpiece.

The Log from the Sea of Cortez

Author : John Steinbeck
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 321 pages
File Size : 51,6 Mb
Release : 1995-11-01
Category : Travel
ISBN : 9781440674044

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A Penguin Classic In the two years after the 1939 publication of Steinbeck’s masterful The Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck and his novel increasingly became the center of intense controversy and censorship. In search of a respite from the national stage, Steinbeck and his close friend, biologist Ed Ricketts, embarked on a month long marine specimen-collecting expedition in the Gulf of California, which resulted in their collaboration on the Sea of Cortez. In 1951, after Ricketts’ death, Steinbeck reissued his narrative portion of the work in memory of his friend and the inspiration for Cannery Row’s “Doc”. This exciting day-by-day account of their journey together is a rare blend of science, philosophy, and high-spirited adventure. This edition features an introduction by Richard Astro. 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.

Sea of Cortez

Author : John Steinbeck,Edward Flanders Ricketts
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 45,8 Mb
Release : 2022
Category : California, Gulf of (Mexico)
ISBN : OCLC:1375475363

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Sea of Cortez by John Steinbeck,Edward Flanders Ricketts Pdf

Artists’ book. Original volume has had cover enhanced with etching and gouache on front and back covers, and monoprints of sea life on end papers.

Telling Our Way to the Sea

Author : Aaron Hirsh
Publisher : Macmillan + ORM
Page : 401 pages
File Size : 43,6 Mb
Release : 2013-08-06
Category : Nature
ISBN : 9781429947930

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A luminous and revelatory journey into the science of life and the depths of the human experience By turns epic and intimate, Telling Our Way to the Sea is both a staggering revelation of unraveling ecosystems and a profound meditation on our changing relationships with nature—and with one another. When the biologists Aaron Hirsh and Veronica Volny, along with their friend Graham Burnett, a historian of science, lead twelve college students to a remote fishing village on the Sea of Cortez, they come upon a bay of dazzling beauty and richness. But as the group pursues various threads of investigation—ecological and evolutionary studies of the sea, the desert, and their various species of animals and plants; the stories of local villagers; the journals of conquistadors and explorers—they recognize that the bay, spectacular and pristine though it seems, is but a ghost of what it once was. Life in the Sea of Cortez, they realize, has been reshaped by complex human ideas and decisions—the laws and economics of fishing, property, and water; the dreams of developers and the fantasies of tourists seeking the wild; even efforts to retrieve species from the brink of extinction—all of which have caused dramatic upheavals in the ecosystem. It is a painful realization, but the students discover a way forward. After weathering a hurricane and encountering a rare whale in its wake, they come to see that the bay's best chance of recovery may in fact reside in our own human stories, which can weave a compelling memory of the place. Glimpsing the intricate and ever-shifting web of human connections with the Sea of Cortez, the students comprehend anew their own place in the natural world—suspended between past and future, teetering between abundance and loss. The redemption in their difficult realization is that as they find their places in a profoundly altered environment, they also recognize their roles in the path ahead, and ultimately come to see one another, and themselves, in a new light. In Telling Our Way to the Sea, Hirsh's voice resounds with compassionate humanity, capturing the complex beauty of both the marine world he explores and the people he explores it with. Vibrantly alive with sensitivity and nuance, Telling Our Way to the Sea transcends its genre to become literature.

The Girl of the Sea of Cortez

Author : Peter Benchley
Publisher : Ballantine Books
Page : 258 pages
File Size : 52,6 Mb
Release : 2013-08-20
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780345544155

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The Girl of the Sea of Cortez by Peter Benchley Pdf

Peter Benchley’s fascination with the sea and its magnificent inhabitants inspired such classic novels as Jaws and The Deep, making him the preeminent author of ocean adventure and suspense. The Girl of the Sea of Cortez was his most heartfelt, cherished story of the relationship between man and the sea, both those that live in it and those who love it. On an island in the Gulf of California, an intrepid young woman named Paloma carries a special legacy from her father—a deep understanding of the sea and a sixth sense about the need to protect it. Every day, Paloma paddles her tiny boat into the ocean and anchors over a seamount—a submerged volcanic peak sixty feet underwater that is clustered with spectacular sea animals and a wondrous web of marine life. It is there that an astonishing event takes place, when on one of her dives Paloma is shadowed by a manta ray—an animal so large it blocks the sun. She develops an extraordinary relationship with this luminous, gentle creature, but instinctively knows its existence is a secret she must fiercely protect. Benchley’s novel paints a poignant picture of humanity’s precarious relationship with the ocean, which unfolds alongside a heartrending story of familial bonds, often revealing that the ignorance of man is far more dangerous than the sea. Full of beauty, danger, and adventure, The Girl of the Sea of Cortez is triumphant—a novel to fall in love with. Praise for The Girl of the Sea of Cortez “It’s hard not to compare Benchley’s tale . . . with Hemingway’s classic The Old Man and the Sea.”—The Christian Science Monitor “Charming.”—The New York Times Book Review “For a hot summer’s day, The Girl of the Sea of Cortez is the next best thing to looking through a clear face mask into blue water swimming with fish.”—United Press International

John Steinbeck: The Grapes of Wrath & Other Writings 1936-1941 (LOA #86)

Author : John Steinbeck
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 1096 pages
File Size : 51,7 Mb
Release : 1996
Category : Fiction
ISBN : UOM:39015036032368

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John Steinbeck: The Grapes of Wrath & Other Writings 1936-1941 (LOA #86) by John Steinbeck Pdf

The Long Valley, The Grapes of Wrath, The Log from the Sea of Cortez, The Harvest Gypsies .

Reef Fishes of the Sea of Cortez

Author : Donald A. Thomson,Lloyd T. Findley,Alex N. Kerstitch
Publisher : University of Texas Press
Page : 407 pages
File Size : 50,8 Mb
Release : 2010-07-05
Category : Nature
ISBN : 9780292786912

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Reef Fishes of the Sea of Cortez by Donald A. Thomson,Lloyd T. Findley,Alex N. Kerstitch Pdf

First published in 1979, this guide has become the standard resource for scientists, divers, and spearfishers interested in the fishes of the tropical Pacific Coast. The authors have revised and updated this edition to include the most current taxonomic information, additional species descriptions, and new illustrations.

The Log from the Sea of Cortez

Author : John Steinbeck
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 321 pages
File Size : 46,7 Mb
Release : 1995-11-01
Category : Travel
ISBN : 9780140187441

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The Log from the Sea of Cortez by John Steinbeck Pdf

A Penguin Classic In the two years after the 1939 publication of Steinbeck’s masterful The Grapes of Wrath, Steinbeck and his novel increasingly became the center of intense controversy and censorship. In search of a respite from the national stage, Steinbeck and his close friend, biologist Ed Ricketts, embarked on a month long marine specimen-collecting expedition in the Gulf of California, which resulted in their collaboration on the Sea of Cortez. In 1951, after Ricketts’ death, Steinbeck reissued his narrative portion of the work in memory of his friend and the inspiration for Cannery Row’s “Doc”. This exciting day-by-day account of their journey together is a rare blend of science, philosophy, and high-spirited adventure. This edition features an introduction by Richard Astro. 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.

Steinbeck Country

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Graphic Arts Books
Page : 196 pages
File Size : 40,6 Mb
Release : 1988-12
Category : Photography
ISBN : 0932575994

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Breaking Through

Author : Edward Flanders Ricketts
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Page : 369 pages
File Size : 46,6 Mb
Release : 2006
Category : History
ISBN : 9780520247048

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Breaking Through by Edward Flanders Ricketts Pdf

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 interests during the years he lived and worked on Cannery Row in Monterey, California. These writings, which together illuminate the evolution of Ricketts's unique, holistic approach to science, include ?Verbatim transcription of notes on the Gulf of California trip,” the basic manuscript for Steinbeck's and Ricketts's Log from the Sea of Cortez; the essays ?The Philosophy of Breaking Through” and ?A Spiritual Morphology of Poetry;” several shorter pieces on topics including collecting invertebrates and the impact of modernization on Mexican village life; and more. An engaging critical biography and a number of rare photographs offer a new and richly detailed view of Ricketts's life.

The Short Novels of John Steinbeck

Author : John Steinbeck
Publisher : Penguin
Page : 508 pages
File Size : 53,9 Mb
Release : 2009-07-08
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781101138878

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A Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition of Steinbeck's brilliant short novels Collected here for the first time in a deluxe paperback volume are six of John Steinbeck's most widely read and beloved novels. From the tale of commitment, loneliness and hope in Of Mice and Men, to the tough yet charming portrait of people on the margins of society in Cannery Row, to The Pearl's examination of the fallacy of the American dream, Steinbeck stories of realism, that were imbued with energy and resilience. 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.

Vaquita

Author : Brooke Bessesen
Publisher : Island Press
Page : 318 pages
File Size : 51,9 Mb
Release : 2018-09-11
Category : Nature
ISBN : 9781610919319

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Vaquita by Brooke Bessesen Pdf

"Intrepid conservation detective story." --Nature "A lucid, informed, and gripping account...a must-read." --Science "Passionate...a heartfelt and alarming tale." --Publishers Weekly "Gripping...a well-told and moving tale of environmentalism and conservation." --Kirkus "Compelling." --Library Journal In 2006, vaquita, a diminutive porpoise making its home in the Upper Gulf of California, inherited the dubious title of world's most endangered marine mammal. Vaquita have been in decline for decades, dying in illegal gillnets intended for a giant fish, totoaba. Author Brooke Bessesen takes us to the Upper Gulf region in search of answers to a heart-wrenching dilemma. When diplomatic efforts to save the porpoise failed, Bessesen followed a scientific team in a binational effort to capture remaining vaquita and breed them in captivity--the only hope for their survival. In this fast-paced, soul-searing tale, she learned that there are no easy answers when extinction is profitable.

Between Pacific tides; an account of the habits and habitats of some five hundred of the common, conspicuous seashore invertebrates on the Pacific Coast Between Sitka, Alaska, and northern Mexico

Author : Edward Flanders Ricketts
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 542 pages
File Size : 47,9 Mb
Release : 1962
Category : Animal behavior
ISBN : RUTGERS:39030012515104

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Between Pacific tides; an account of the habits and habitats of some five hundred of the common, conspicuous seashore invertebrates on the Pacific Coast Between Sitka, Alaska, and northern Mexico by Edward Flanders Ricketts Pdf

Baja Legends

Author : Greg Niemann
Publisher : Sunbelt Publications, Inc.
Page : 276 pages
File Size : 55,5 Mb
Release : 2002
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN : 0932653472

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Baja Legends by Greg Niemann Pdf

The author of Baja Fever shares his extensive knowledge of the peninsula, its colorful past and booming present, in this fascinating reference book. History, lore, and amazing stories make it a "must-have" for Bajaphiles as well as armchair travelers.

The Desert Islands of Mexico's Sea of Cortez

Author : Stewart W. Aitchison
Publisher : University of Arizona Press
Page : 120 pages
File Size : 47,7 Mb
Release : 2010-11-15
Category : Nature
ISBN : 9780816527748

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The Desert Islands of Mexico's Sea of Cortez by Stewart W. Aitchison Pdf

The desert islands in the Sea of Cortez are little known except to a few intrepid tourists, sailors, and fishermen. Though at first glance these stark islands may appear barren, they are a refuge for an astounding variety of plants and animals. While many of the species are typical of the greater Sonoran Desert region, some are endemic or unique to one or two islands. For example, Isla Santa Catalina is home to the worldÕs only rattlesnake that has lost its ability to grow a rattle. Other islands host nesting birds, such as Isla Rasa, a tiny, flat flow of basalt lava that attracts nearly half a million elegant and royal terns and HeermannÕs gulls each spring. The Desert Islands of MexicoÕs Sea of Cortez is one of the few books devoted to the biogeography of this remarkable part of the world. The book explores the geologic origin of the gulf and its islands, presents some of the basics of island biogeography, details insular lifeÑincluding residents of the intertidal zone Ñand provides a brief outlook for preserving this area. More than a simple guidebook, AitchisonÕs writing will take both actual and armchair travelers through a gripping tale of natural history. Like the rest of our fragile planet, the Sea of Cortez and its islands are threatened by humans. Overfishing has eliminated or greatly diminished many fish stocks, and dams on rivers that once flowed into the gulf prevent certain nutrients from reaching the sea. The tenuousness of this area makes the bookÕs extraordinary photographs and the firsthand descriptions by a well-known teacher, writer, and photographer all the more compelling.