The Log from the Sea of Cortez

The Log from the Sea of Cortez Today nearly forty years after his death Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck remains one of America s greatest writers and cultural figures Over the next year his many works published as black spine

  • Title: The Log from the Sea of Cortez
  • Author: John Steinbeck
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  • Page: 243
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Today, nearly forty years after his death, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck remains one of America s greatest writers and cultural figures Over the next year, his many works published as black spine Penguin Classics for the first time and will feature eye catching, newly commissioned art Penguin Classics is proud to present these seminal works to a new generation of reToday, nearly forty years after his death, Nobel Prize winner John Steinbeck remains one of America s greatest writers and cultural figures Over the next year, his many works published as black spine Penguin Classics for the first time and will feature eye catching, newly commissioned art Penguin Classics is proud to present these seminal works to a new generation of readers and to the many who revisit them again and again.
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    1. On March 11, 1940, John Steinbeck and his good friend, the marine biologist Ed Ricketts who served as Steinbeck s inspiration for the character of Doc in Cannery Row and Sweet Thursday cast off from Monterey Bay with a chartered crew of four aboard a 75 foot purse seiner christened the Western Flyer Their makeshift expedition made way for the Gulf of California Or, as the narration goes, Once it was called the Sea of Cortez, and that is a better sounding and a exciting name We stopped in many l [...]

    2. Do you ever catch yourself smiling like an idiot when you re reading something pleasurable Well, my smile muscles hurt The log begins with an introduction Steinbeck wrote, About Ed Ricketts, after his travel companion from the journey chronicled here died It s gorgeous What an fascinating man he was I had just read Cannery Row, and Ricketts inspired the character of Doc, so I was happy to learn about him, or at least what could be related to me in 50 pages or so Steinbeck mentions that after his [...]

    3. I m not sure I ve ever read another book that was so full of life, in every sense of the word Steinbeck and Ricketts portray an existence and a philosophy that seem impossibly engaged, impossibly full, and it isn t long before you re there on the boat beside them, a can of beer in one hand and a dip net in the other, peering into blue shallows in search of strange and beautiful creatures.It s bohemian two guys charter a boat to go tidepooling around the Gulf of California, mostly for the hell of [...]

    4. 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 right mood for this book, but from everything I have read, I get the impression that to be in the right frame of mind to read this book I would have to be on that boat, with a beer not the first of the day , and [...]

    5. I love Steinbeck Pure and simple He seems incapable of lapses in writing and has an uncanny ability to captivate his readers Okay, he taps into an innate geographical bias California born and bred, I relish visiting those locales around Monterey and the San Joaquin Valley that Steinbeck describes in his novels Plus he attended Stanford a decade or so after my grandparents and sixty years before moi , although he did not finish For years I have devoured whatever I could find from Steinbeck whose [...]

    6. 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 It was good to hear this voice again.

    7. In 1940 John Steinbeck sailed in a sardine boat, Western Flyer, with his great friend the biologist Edward F Ricketts to collect marine invertebrates from the beaches of the Gulf of California This expedition was described by the two men in The Sea of Cortez, published in 1941 The day to day story of the trip is given in the Log, which combines science, philosophy, and high spirited adventure This edition includes Steinbeck s profile of his collaborator, About Ed Ricketts The best of Steinbeck i [...]

    8. A well written book on a terribly boring subject Why Steinbeck thought this was a good use of his skills is beyond me The prologue About Ed Ricketts is at least somewhat amusing, though hardly compelling If Ed were a friend of mine, it would have been fascinating But Ed is was not a friend mine, nor are the lobsters and starfish which Steinbeck describes with inexplicable fascination The book contains some philosophy, which might be interesting and challenging for someone whose intellectual deve [...]

    9. Not to be confused with the edition called The Log From the Sea of Cortez, this book is a synthesis of Steinbeck s observations while traveling the Sea of Cortez, philosophical musings, and explorations into the biological life of the ocean It integrates the specimen notes of Ed Ricketts marine biologist with Steinbeck s own journal I read most of it in anticipation of my week in San Carlos, which is featured in Steinbeck s travels Despite bogging down a few times the thing is lengthy the biolog [...]

    10. Yes, it meanders some, and yes, I felt as if I was ODing on testosterone from time to time he edited his wife out of the text, though she was supposedly actually there on the trip , but there is so much gorgeous writing, I didn t care.We felt rather as God would feel when, after all the preparation of Paradise, all the plannings for eternities of joy, all the making and tuning of harps, the street paving with gold, and the writing of hosannas, at last He let in the bleacher customers and they lo [...]

    11. Anyone with even a minor interest in marine biology, or the likely interest in Ed Ricketts see Cannery Row and Sweet Thursday ,or a personal weakness for tooling around in boats with friends see The Wind In the Willows Kenneth Grahame Ratty to Mole Believe me, my friend, there is nothing absolutely nothing half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats will like this book It s not Grapes of Wrath mind you, it s soaking wet and as different as you can get It s like The Kon Tiki Exped [...]

    12. I am quickly becoming just as in love with Steinbeck as a creative nonfiction writer as I am with him as a fiction writer The Sea of Cortez initially sounds like a boring book After all, it consists mainly of Steinbeck and a small crew including Ed Ricketts the basis for Doc from Cannery Row wading through tide pools and collecting and documenting animal specimens But that s not Steinbeck s style He infuses the narrative with heart, humor, and philosophy, so much that I found the tide pools just [...]

    13. This book was so boring I was not going to sit and read how they collected sea specimens along the coast of baja, so i skipped over those parts, which were boring anyway Also Ed s life at the beginning of the book was boring, but I also didn t like his collecting cats to kill About all I got out of it was enjoying his speaking with the natives when on shore, but those tales were not enough to keep me interested I wanted a sea adventure like Paddle to the , which I could not put down And yet the [...]

    14. Ugh, having a hard time rating this Was just reading some of the 2 star reviews Someone said, a well written book on a terribly boring subject There were paragraphs in there that warranted 5 stars But there were also moments where if it wasn t Steinbeck I would have thrown 1 star at it Let s put this in a nutshell or maybe I should say seashell ha ha In all fairness, the forward in this 1995 addition says that the book really was a combination of ideas and daily records from both Steinbeck and h [...]

    15. I loved Cannery Row, and wanted to read this book for a long time, and finally was motivated to do so when I read that the Western Flyer, the charter boat for this expedition, was this year in dry dock in Port Townsend, WA I went to see the barnacle covered boat, and picked up a copy of the book.A few things surprised me about this Steinbeck makes almost no reference at all to himself, his wife, or the biologist Ricketts, in the log The characters in the story are the crew, Tiny, Sparky, and all [...]

    16. There is a strange duality in the human which makes for an ethical paradox We have definitions of good qualities and of bad not changing things, but generally considered good and bad throughout the ages and throughout the species Of the good, we think always of wisdom, tolerance, kindliness, generosity, humility and the qualities of cruelty, greed, self interest, graspingness, and rapacity are universally considered undesirable And yet in our structure of society, the so called and considered go [...]

    17. i would say i didn t like it if i could remember anything besides a possible sea and maybe a log of some sort what i do remember is writing a horrible paper about it for my one and only biology class and using the made up phrase evolutionary continuum in said paper, which my brother rightly pointed out, is the most ridiculous and redundant pairing of two words to ever be put down on paper however, i did get a B in the class and i think those people who have enough of a scientific background to a [...]

    18. I thank the streets of Brooklyn for my discarded copy of The Log of the Sea of Cortez which enthralled me with John Steinbeck s homespun wisdom, his deep love of humanity, and his trust in the balance of things, even as he sees so much of what s wrong with the world Not quite memoir, not quite scientific journal, Steinbeck s recounting of an expedition to collect samples of sea life in Mexico is rich with philosophy while the appendix must be one of the most bromantic eulogies in American letter [...]

    19. Had to read this for an ecology course on the Sea of Cortez In the class we talked a lot about observational science and used Rickett s and Steinbeck s descriptions of the marine life they encountered on this trip as examples Now a days scientists often quaff at the idea of including observational data in their research, but I feel that these descriptions help the reader get a good sense of how things appeared to the writer at the time Science shouldn t be just all data and numbers Plus it makes [...]

    20. Appendix about Ricketts is an essential bonus of the book I m unsure who between Steinbeck and Ricketts contribute to this book I m with them both without reservation I enjoy the lengthy details well, I was a marine biologist student to tackle my memory and loosely narrated mystic tales to feed my imagination But enlightening the mind without losing humor is what I treasure the most that make this book unique.

    21. I dont know why, but this book captivates me Maybe because I long to be on a vessel wandering the coast the past, right before the huge explosion that has so populated and devastated the western seaboard Seeing Monteray before the big hotels went up must of been a real hoot tooEspecially after reafding Cannery RowSteinbeck just nails it.

    22. I m beginning to think that Steinbeck s nonfiction is his enjoyable to me much in the same way that Goya s sketches feel authentic than his highly regarded paintings He has a way of going back and forth between descriptions of the natural world and the corresponding lessons for mankind while alluding to a common substance in between.

    23. An effortless read if you have any interest in marine biology Steinbeck s nimble prose weaves between social commentary, biological observations, and rollicking adventure If you enjoy this book, try Durrell s My Family and Other Animals.

    24. The true philosophy of Steinbeck You love Steinbeck You want to know him Read The Log from the Sea of Cortez Unforgettable.

    25. An introspective look at man and how it connects us to the ocean.My resolution for the year was to travel , so I thought this book would kickstart my motivation But from the very beginning, Steinbeck states this is not a book about adventure It was meant as a scientific study and was in no way supposed to be exciting What I found instead turned out to be much valuable Steinbeck and marine science I felt like this book was made just for me As Steinbeck chronicles his discoveries, he makes compar [...]

    26. This book is full of science about aquatic life It is filled with information that only sailors might understand, and it is of a journal than a book It doesn t feel polished And yet it is wonderful And I think it is wonderful because it is told with so much love and respect For the reader it feels like a journey that John is thrilled to be on and equally happy to share It feels a bit like a love letter to his friend Ed Ricketts Cannery Row just moved higher up my TBR list I have become a huge f [...]

    27. I ve spent the last hour and a half speed reading this book to its end I m unable to say much good about this book Outside of a few insightful moments and the creative parallels between nature and man, which Steinbeck draws in each of his books, the book was to me average Further, it demands extensive knowledge of marine biology that I, and anyone who isn t fervently interested in the topic, lack Because I lacked this knowledge I will not give this book a review in stars In the same way that an [...]

    28. Head back to 1940 and join John Steinbeck and Ed Ricketts The two are on a journey to the beaches of the Gulf of California The trip can be found in the book Sea of Cortez This is the log that tells the whole journey.

    29. Somehow this one got under my Steinbeck radar but I am glad I discovered it Another worthy read by the master.

    30. I love Steinbeck, but didn t enjoy a whole book about killing animals Ironically, page after page of excruciatingly detailed descriptions of anemones and sea cucumbers very nearly killed my love of reading.

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