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Breaking Through: Essays, Journals, and Travelogues of Edward F. Ricketts

Edward Ricketts


Trailblazing marine biologist, visionary conservationist, deep ecology philosopher, Edward F. Ricketts (1897–1948) has reached legendary status in the California mythos. A true polymath and a thinker ahead of his time, Ricketts was a scientist who worked in passionate collaboration with many of his friends—artists, writers, and influential intellectual figures—including, perhaps most famously, John Steinbeck, who once said that Ricketts's mind “had no horizons.” This collection, featuring previously unpublished pieces as well as others available for the first time in their original form, refle ... More

Keywords: Edward F. Ricketts, John Steinbeck, holistic approach, Gulf of California, Sea of Cortez, Breaking Through, Spiritual Morphology, invertebrates, modernization, Mexican village life

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780520247048
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520247048.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Edward Ricketts, author