'DOC'
EDWARD FLANDERS RICKETTS
ANTHOLOGY
compiled by
Robert 'Roy' J. van de Hoek
December 21, 2000
Malibu, California

Doc Edward Ricketts in Tidepools = Doc Edward Ricketts in beard = Doc Edward Ricketts in tie

Three Views of Edward Flanders Ricketts: at tidepools, in a beard, in a tie




The following web pages on Edward Flanders Ricketts reflect upon marine biology and 'Doc' Ed Ricketts' life. There is always a lineage of naturalists that spins off from former naturalists, either directly through personal involvement or through a naturalists writings. It is not related by the amount of education at a University, but rather by the love of nature. In the case of Ed Ricketts, it is a love, fascination, and curiosity about the seashore, natural history, and teaching about nature. Ed Ricketts did not obtain any degrees, he left the University of Chicago after two years of study there. In essence, Ed Ricketts learned about California Wild Nature by simply going into the field but also by reading books and articles about science, poetry, history, and literature.

These web pages were created and compiled to guide the curious individual into the realm of "knowledge is power" and "breaking through." "In the elders there is wisdom" is another phrase that could have been added, and now it is added, I suppose. There is something to be said for just plain pure education, knowledge, and curiosity to know about natural landscapes from the perspective of WILD NATURE. It is also hoped that these web pages will educate us all about the inter-relationships of the land and the sea, through the eyes of a gifted marine naturalist and historian of marine biology. The web pages were conceived around the unique lunar cycles of the winter solstice of December 21, 2000, between Pacific tides which were very dramatic, and ranged from 7.2' (4.2'feet above mean sea level) and -1.8' (3.2' feet below sea level). The tidal range on that day was about 9.0 feet.


SELECTED WRITINGS GATHERED AROUND EDWARD RICKETTS

1951: About Ed Ricketts by John Steinbeck
1976: Edward Ricketts Biography by Richard Astro
1995: Log of the Sea of Cortez, with new introduction by Richard Astro
2001: Edward Ricketts at Newport Bay by Robert 'Roy' J. van de Hoek
1951:Sweet Thursday
1948: Joel Hedgpeth on Ed Ricketts

1976: Ed Ricketts Biography by Richard Astro

'Doc' Ed Ricketts, No PhD!


SELECTED WRITINGS OF EDWARD RICKETTS BETWEEN 1925 - 1948

Ed Ricketts:Sea Otters
1925:Marine Catalogue
1925:Vagabonding Dixie
1932:Sitka-Alaska
1932:Wave Shock
1934:Tide-Zones
1936:Zoology Intro
1939:Poetry Essay
1939:Wharf-Pier-Piling
1939:Between ... Tides
1939: Newport Bay
1939: Eelgrass Quote
1940:Sea of Cortez
1940:Breaking Through
1940:Mexico Script
1940:San Francisco
1941:Nonteleology
1941:Cortez Eelgrass
1942:Waterfront Story
1945:Vancouver Island
1946:Queen Charlottes
1947:Sardine News 1
1948: Chitons Photos
1948: Marine Plankton
1948:Participation Essay
1948:Nostalgia Essay
1948:Sardine News 2



SELECTED WRITINGS by and about JOHN STEINBECK


1. Steinbeck: Sweet Thursday
2.Steinbeck: Sea of Cortez
3. Steinbeck: American Osprey Wars
4. Osprey: Channel Islands & Malibu
5. Steinbeck: Cannery Row



Miscellaneous Marine Biology That Relates to Ed Ricketts
John Stilgoe: SEA-GREEN

Sea Lions

Seals in the wilds

Salmon passing-Goodbye River

Hedgpeth Anthology

MacGinitie Anthology

'Doc' Ricketts Anthology

Brusca Anthology

Wheeler North Anthology

MacGinitie: Mugu Lagoon

Ed Ricketts:Marine Biologist
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