The Log from the Sea of Cortez

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.

Author: John Steinbeck

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141190778

Category: Literary Collections

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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 told here in the Log, which combines science, philosophy and high-spirited adventure. An exhilarating and highly entertaining read.

Sea of Cortez

A troubled detective falls in love with the daughter-in-law of a rich client.

Author: George Barkin

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469124343

Category: Fiction

Page: 264

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A troubled detective falls in love with the daughter-in-law of a rich client.

The Girl of the Sea of Cortez

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 ...

Author: Peter Benchley

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780345544155

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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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

WITH STEINBECK in the SEA of CORTEZ

This book captures the essence of a rollicking six-week tour of the scenic Sea of Cortez.

Author: Audry Lynch

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462816033

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 73

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This book captures the essence of a rollicking six-week tour of the scenic Sea of Cortez. For Steinbeck and his friend, “Doe” Rickettes, it was designed to be a marine biology expedition with some philosophical observations thrown in. It resulted in a book by Steinbeck, The Log to the Sea of Cortez, and some marine biology discoveries by Rickettes. For Sparky and his friend, Tiny, it turned out to be a six-week party. While John and Doe collected specimens, Sparky and Tiny focused on booze and broads. They also observed Steinbeck and his friends and provided us with an “inside” look at the relationships, work habits, and the leisure pursuits of a great author. Sparky’s stories and observations add a new and rare dimension to Steinbeck’s stories.

Sea of Cortez Marine Animals

This color field guide describes 189 species of fish and 65 species of invertebrates that are commonly observed by divers and snorkelers in this region.

Author: Daniel Gotshall

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822025996349

Category: Science

Page: 110

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This color field guide describes 189 species of fish and 65 species of invertebrates that are commonly observed by divers and snorkelers in this region. Each species is illustrated with a color photo. The narrative includes identification, maximum size, habitat, geographic range, and, in most cases, natural history notes.

Sea of Cortez

Sea of Cortez is one of those rare books that are all things to all readers.

Author: John Steinbeck

Publisher: Penguin Group USA

ISBN: 0143117211

Category: Science

Page: 598

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The collaboration of two friends-one a novelist, one a novelist, one a marine biologist-produced a volume in which fascinating popular science is woven into a narrative of man's dreams, his ideals, and his accomplishments through the centuries. Sea of Cortez is one of those rare books that are all things to all readers. Actually the record of a brief collecting expedition in the lonely GUlf of California, it will be science to the scientist, philosophy to the philosopher, and to the average man an adventure in living and thinking. Sea of Cortez is a book to be read and remembered on two levels. It is a journey through a remote and beautiful corner of the world, a diary filled with the daily excitements and triumphs of skillful and energetic men. It is also an invitation to see the world anew from a fresh vantage point and perhaps with a broader and more understanding spirit.

Sea of Cortez

Advance copy, unrevised proofs, of the 1941 Viking Press edition of Sea of Cortez.

Author: John Steinbeck

Publisher: New York : The Viking Press

ISBN: UCSC:32106000682010

Category: California, Gulf of

Page: 598

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Advance copy, unrevised proofs, of the 1941 Viking Press edition of Sea of Cortez. This proof contains Part I only, meaning the log of the trip written (mostly) by Steinbeck, but not Part II with the scientific appendix by Ricketts and its color plates.

The Sea of Cortez

“My name is Fernando Cortes. I summon the spirits of old to renounce and repudiate the bloody conquest of Mexico by my ancestor, Hernando Cortés de Monroy y Pizarro. The bloody dreams of Cortez shall no longer flow like a sea from the ...

Author: David Arnett

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 9781643503424

Category: Fiction

Page: 262

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What if armed, hooded men tried in broad daylight to pull you from a sidewalk in Tucson into a black van and failed? What if a second attempt designed to load you into an ambulance after being shot with a tranquilizer dart intended for large animals also failed? What if you learned that both attempts had been ordered by the most vicious drug lord in Colombia, although you had never heard of him before? Young Mike Morales subsequently learns from an antinarcotics task force in Tucson that drug l

Reef Fishes of the Sea of Cortez

In the process a new sea was created—the Sea of Cortez, or Gulf of California. The official name of the Sea of Cortez is El Golfo de California (the Gulf of California). On some seventeenth century maps it appears as Mer de Californie ...

Author: Donald A. Thomson

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292786912

Category: Nature

Page: 407

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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.

Sea of Cortez

Sea of Cortez is one of those rare books that are all things to all readers.

Author: John Steinbeck

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101148501

Category: Travel

Page: 656

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The collaboration of two friends—one a novelist, one a marine biologist—produced a volume in which fascinating popular science is woven into a narrative of man’s dreams, his ideals, and his accomplishments through the centuries. Sea of Cortez is one of those rare books that are all things to all readers. Actually the record of a brief collecting expedition in the lonely Gulf of California, it will be science to the scientist, philosophy to the philosopher, and to the average man an adventure in living and thinking. The teeming and wildly competitive world of the sand flats is seen in terms of history, politics, ethics, and sociology; a starfish is important, not only because it is a new variety, but because it is essential to the delicate balance of the whole region in which it is found. Steinbeck and Ricketts are the opposite of “pure” scientists: it is not only their work that fascinates them, but the complicated and enormously exciting implications of that work. Sea of Cortez is a book to be read and remembered on two levels. It is a journey through a remote and beautiful corner of the world, a diary filled with the daily excitements and triumphs of skillful and energetic men. It is also an invitation to see the world anew from a fresh vantage point and perhaps with a broader and more understanding spirit.

Diving and Snorkeling the Sea of Cortez

I have written this book for everyone who used drugs or is using drugs, and is in prison or treatment. I have written this book for your kids and family who had to go through pain and trials and were strong enough to make it through.

Author: Susan Speck

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781425932022

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 92

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I have written this book for everyone who used drugs or is using drugs, and is in prison or treatment. I have written this book for your kids and family who had to go through pain and trials and were strong enough to make it through. I want to say to all the parents out there who are using, please read my book, see and feel my pain, my hurt, my loss, and understand that your children are hurting. Every time you want to get high think about what I went through; think about how you don't want your children hurt. Never say never you never know what's happening to your kids when you are leading a life in drugs and crime. Let my book awake you out of your coma and break those generational curses that have been passed down to you, and save your kids from heartache and pain. Let life come back into your mind, body, and soul because you can't stay lost forever. Let this book rock the very foundation you stand on because it's all true. You have to love yourself so you can love your kids. Trust in God no matter what your beliefs are; trust in God, he will carry you, he will be your first husband, your father, and your mother, even your best friend. If you're using, please wake up; even if you don't have any kids you are worth it, you are loved, you are human. Learn to forgive, and forgive yourself. Speak life into yourself, not death; no matter how hard life is get up and keep on keeping on. And for all the kids who are going through this, stay strong and faithful in God the man above, and never, never do drugs no matter how sad or depressed you get. Remember if you never take your first hit you will never have to quit! Stay clean and drug-free for all your days on earth. Look at me, I am drug-free despite what I've been through, so have faith and stay strong. Lots of love, Marlisha

Island Biogeography in the Sea of Cort z

Reef fishes of the Sea of Cortez . New York : Wiley - Interscience . 302 pp . VALENTINE , J. W. , and E. M. MOOREs . 1974. Plate tectonics and the history of life in the oceans . Sci . Amer . 230 ( 4 ) : 80-89 . WALKER , B. W. 1960.

Author: Ted J. Case

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520047990

Category: Science

Page: 508

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The Western Flyer

By many accounts, the Western Flyer is the world's most famous fishing vessel.

Author: Kevin M. Bailey

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226116761

Category: Nature

Page: 146

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By many accounts, the Western Flyer is the world's most famous fishing vessel. It acquired its literary and scientific reputation in 1940 when John Steinbeck and Ed Ricketts chartered the vessel for a six-week expedition to Mexico s Gulf of California, also known as the Sea of Cortez. Ricketts a pioneer in the study of diverse sea life of the West Coast Steinbeck and the crew spent those weeks collecting specimens along the margins of the sea. The Western Flyer hadn't been their first choice, but the local fisherman that dominated the sardine fisheries in Monterey at the time considered Steinbeck an activist in the labor movement who wanted to unionize their boat crews. The boat itself has been resurrected of recent, caught in a battle between its current owner, a developer who wants to turn it into a restaurant in Salinas, and the Western Flyer Project, a nonprofit group that wants the Flyer restored to its original working condition and used for educational voyages on Monterey Bay and elsewhere. After the Flyer s brief brush with celebrity, it worked for decades as a sardine seiner, a tuna boat, a crab boat in Alaska and a scientific research vessel along the West Coast. The author, who grew up in Salinas, uses the boat as a device to trace the depletion of marine life, from shrimp in the Sea of Cortez to sardines, to salmon and king crab. The boat is just one character, but so too are those who have owned it, fished from it, and also who now battle over rights to establish its final resting place. The author has used Steinbeck archives, interviewed family members, and drawn upon his 32 years in Pacific Northwest Fisheries, casting a wide net around this vessel and the ecology of waters in which it has traveled."

Cruising the Sea of Cortez

ERNANDO CORTEZ conquered the Aztec nation at the site of modern - day Mexico City on the 13th of August , 1521. ... months of struggle the battered ships returned and the crews told of having been wildly cast about by treacherous seas .

Author: Spence Murray

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822043015205

Category: Baja California (Mexico : Peninsula)

Page: 240

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San Felipe

Many North Americans snowbird there and some make San Felipe their home. This is a short book about San Felipe, from the perspective of someone who lives there. It also includes photos by the Author.

Author: Victor Besancon

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798533461887

Category:

Page: 26

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San Felipe is a town on the bay of San Felipe in the Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez) in the Mexican state of Baja California, 190 km south of the United States border and within the municipality of Mexicali. The population of San Felipe was 17,708 at the 2015 census and can increase by up to 5,000 due to the presence of Canadian and U.S. part-time residents, who travel to the town from the United States during the American holiday's Spring Break and Memorial Day. It also serves as a borough seat of its surrounding area. On the East Coast of Baja, right on the Sea of Cortez is a small fishing village. Many North Americans snowbird there and some make San Felipe their home. This is a short book about San Felipe, from the perspective of someone who lives there. It also includes photos by the Author.

Sea Kayaking Safety and Rescue

Let's take the Sea of Cortez in Baja, Mexico, as an example. This is a very popular sea-kayaking destination, but not all paddlers who go there understand the risks involved (I know I didn't on my first trip there).

Author: John Lull

Publisher: Wilderness Press

ISBN: 9780899975474

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 284

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The most comprehensive manual on how to kayak safely in a wide variety of sea environments--from inland waterways to ocean rock gardens, tide rips, surf zones, and the open ocean. Aimed at beginners through experienced kayakers, this book describes how to deal with hazards, not just avoid them, using real-life, extensively tested techniques proven to work. You'll learn fundamental skills for recovery and rescue, and master safe paddling techniques in ocean conditions. Numerous photos accompany step-by-step descriptions of the Eskimo roll, towing methods, self- and partner-rescues, backup strategies, and group dynamics. The second edition has a fresh chapter on fine-tuning your strokes, which will significantly increase kayaking fun and safety.