Ed Ricketts


Ed Ricketts


from Cannery Row to Sitka, Alaska
A compilation of essays edited by Janice M. Straley

Marine Biologist Ed Ricketts, immortalized for his adventures with John Steinbeck in the Sea of Cortez, traveled from Monterey, California to Southeast Alaska in 1932 on an ocean journey that inspired his visionary research on wave shock theory.

Ed Ricketts from Cannery Row to Sitka, Alaska presents Ricketts's wave shock theory for the first time, accompanied by family photos and recollections from his daughter, Nancy Ricketts.  Also featured are essays discussing facets of his life and groundbreaking research. This book captures him at his best - inquisitive, inventive, and having a deep respect for the ocean and all its creatures.

Contributors include:
Janice M. Straley          Colleen Mondor          Peter T. Raimondi
Katharine A. Rodger    C. Melissa Miner         John S. Pearse
Nancy Ricketts             David P. Lohse           John Straley

Science /Alaska
November 15, 2015
130 pp., 7 x 9, Trade Paperback
b/w illustrations, photos, and maps

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