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The Log from the Sea of Cortez - John Steinbeck
The Log from the Sea of Cortez
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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... show more
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. This book is an exhilarating and highly entertaining read.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780141186078 (0141186070)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it
1.0 The Log from the Sea of Cortez
Late, late in the night we recalled that Horace says fried shrimps and African snails will cure a hangover. Neither was available. I called a stop to this @ 63%. I skim read to the end to see if the log ever changes into something that has a structure - or a point. It may be that I am not in the ...
M Sarki
M Sarki rated it
4.0 The Log from the Sea of Cortez
I was especially taken with the last section found in the appendix that honored the life and death of Steinbeck's great friend Ed Ricketts. What a wonderful tribute to a person who meant so much to so many in that part of the country. The entire book was certainly an enjoyable and satisfying read. ...
Chris Blocker
Chris Blocker rated it
4.0 The Log from the Sea of Cortez (Penguin Modern Classics)
Each and every summer, I have a tradition of reading a work from my favorite author, John Steinbeck. (In recent years, I've actually been sneaking in two or three works a year; otherwise, it will be another eighteen years before I complete his catalogue of written works.) For this year's read, I set...
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