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THE LOG FROM THE SEA OF CORTEZ.

Steinbeck, John.

ISBN 10: 0670436054 / ISBN 13: 9780670436057
Published by VIKING., NY, 1951
Hardcover
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Fine in a very good dj. (Slender 1"-inch chip at head of rear panel of dj. Several interior clear tape mends & one exterior clear tape mend next to spine at head of front panel, covering a 2"-inch tear. 1/8"-inch chipping at crest of spine on dj. Short edge tears & one 1"-inch tear on rear panel. Usual discoloration at spine, though still perfectly readable. Small bookseller's sticker at head of rear endpaper) Features Steinbeck's prefatory section "About Ed Ricketts.". Bookseller Inventory # 311997

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Title: THE LOG FROM THE SEA OF CORTEZ.

Publisher: VIKING., NY

Publication Date: 1951

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First Edition.

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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.

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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.

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