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

Edward Ricketts

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247048
eISBN:
9780520932661
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247048.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

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 ... More


Introduction

Katharine A. Rodger

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

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247048
eISBN:
9780520932661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247048.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Edward F. Ricketts's passion for zoology began when he was a child in urban Chicago during the first years of the twentieth century, well before he was a fledgling collector on the shores of Monterey ... More


Leopold's Shack and Ricketts's Lab: The Emergence of Environmentalism

Michael Lannoo

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520264786
eISBN:
9780520946064
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520264786.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Aldo Leopold and Edward F. Ricketts are giants in the history of environmental awareness. They were born ten years and only about 200 miles apart and died within weeks of each other in 1948. Yet they ... More


Epilogue

Katharine A. Rodger

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

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247048
eISBN:
9780520932661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247048.003.0012
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Edward F. Ricketts's career ended prematurely, at a time of considerable environmental and economic peril for the Monterey Bay. In his final essay, Ricketts struggled to come to grips with a crisis ... More


Daily Lives and Professional Expectations

Michael J Lannoo

in Leopold's Shack and Ricketts's Lab: The Emergence of Environmentalism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520264786
eISBN:
9780520946064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520264786.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

If Aldo Leopold and Edward F. Ricketts had ever shared the same shack (in fact, they never met and were probably unaware of each other's existence), there would have been every chance that at any ... More


Where Their Spirit Lives On

Michael J Lannoo

in Leopold's Shack and Ricketts's Lab: The Emergence of Environmentalism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520264786
eISBN:
9780520946064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520264786.003.0018
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The spirit of Aldo Leopold and Edward F. Ricketts persists, and there is some welcome evidence that it may be growing. Professionally, the spirit of Leopold and Ricketts is found in the facts of ... More


Foreword to the 1925 Pacific Biological Laboratories Catalog

Katharine A. Rodger

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

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247048
eISBN:
9780520932661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247048.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The 1925 Pacific Biological Laboratories catalog that Edward F. Ricketts produced was his first major scientific publication. A twenty-five-page, letter-size volume, it is bound in a dark-brown paper ... More


Sea of Cortez

Michael J Lannoo

in Leopold's Shack and Ricketts's Lab: The Emergence of Environmentalism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520264786
eISBN:
9780520946064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520264786.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In the spring of 1939, Edward F. Ricketts's Between Pacific Tides and John Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath were published. Steinbeck was getting a lot of unwanted publicity, especially from conservative ... More


Ricketts's Approach

Michael J Lannoo

in Leopold's Shack and Ricketts's Lab: The Emergence of Environmentalism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520264786
eISBN:
9780520946064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520264786.003.0014
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

While Aldo Leopold's worldview was ecological and utilitarian (what J. B. Callicott has called a transformative vision), Edward F. Ricketts's worldview was ecological and holistic (what Callicott ... More


Ethic and Engagement

Michael J Lannoo

in Leopold's Shack and Ricketts's Lab: The Emergence of Environmentalism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520264786
eISBN:
9780520946064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520264786.003.0017
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Aldo Leopold formalized the mature view of his land ethic sixty years ago, and as a philosophy it garnered wide appreciation forty years ago. But appreciation is not acceptance. The future of ... More


Out of the Midwest

Michael J Lannoo

in Leopold's Shack and Ricketts's Lab: The Emergence of Environmentalism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520264786
eISBN:
9780520946064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520264786.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Aldo Leopold and Edward F. Ricketts shared a midwestern upbringing. Rand Aldo Leopold was born on January 11, 1887, in Burlington, Iowa, to first cousins Carl and Clara Leopold. Aldo was the eldest ... More


“Zoological Introduction” to Between Pacific Tides

Katharine A. Rodger

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

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247048
eISBN:
9780520932661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247048.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Edward F. Ricketts revised the original draft of Between Pacific Tides throughout the early 1930s, appending his four-page “Zoological Introduction,” in which he defended the book's ecological ... More


Shared and Complementary Perspectives

Michael J Lannoo

in Leopold's Shack and Ricketts's Lab: The Emergence of Environmentalism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520264786
eISBN:
9780520946064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520264786.003.0015
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

It is curious that although Aldo Leopold and Edward F. Ricketts were superb field biologists and took similar, highly detailed notes, their views of science could not have been more different. ... More


From Businessman to Sage

Michael J Lannoo

in Leopold's Shack and Ricketts's Lab: The Emergence of Environmentalism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520264786
eISBN:
9780520946064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520264786.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Edward F. Ricketts sought to parlay his midwestern work ethic and his University of Chicago experiences into a career built on nature. After he left Chicago in 1923, Ricketts and his new family ... More


Between Pacific Tides

Michael J Lannoo

in Leopold's Shack and Ricketts's Lab: The Emergence of Environmentalism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520264786
eISBN:
9780520946064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520264786.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Edward F. Ricketts worked on a book about tide pools entitled Between Pacific Tides. Jack Calvin assisted in collecting, proofreading, editing, and providing photographs, while local artist Ritchie ... More


The Lab

Michael J Lannoo

in Leopold's Shack and Ricketts's Lab: The Emergence of Environmentalism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520264786
eISBN:
9780520946064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520264786.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

When Edward F. Ricketts arrived, the Monterey Peninsula was “still a quiet part of the world, a pleasant end of the road along one of the loveliest of seashores.” In an airplane “it looks like a ... More


Transcendence

Michael J Lannoo

in Leopold's Shack and Ricketts's Lab: The Emergence of Environmentalism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520264786
eISBN:
9780520946064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520264786.003.0016
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

On Thursday, April 22, 1948, Dan Thompson, one of Aldo Leopold's students, and his research assistant were driving south along U.S. Highway 51 in northern Wisconsin when the news of Leopold's death ... More


“Transcript of Summer 1945 and 1946 Notes Based on Trips to the Outer Shores, West Coast of Vancouver Island, Queen Charlotte Islands, and So On”

Katharine A. Rodger

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

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247048
eISBN:
9780520932661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247048.003.0010
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

By 1945, Edward F. Ricketts had begun what he expected to be the third volume in his North American Pacific trilogy, a study of the outer shores of British Columbia that would complete an ecological ... More


Introduction

Michael J Lannoo

in Leopold's Shack and Ricketts's Lab: The Emergence of Environmentalism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520264786
eISBN:
9780520946064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520264786.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Aldo Leopold and Edward F. Ricketts worked at a time when ecology was a word so new to the world of ideas that they themselves rarely used it. The overarching interest they shared was in the ... More


“Verbatim Transcription of Notes of Gulf of California Trip, March–April 1940”

Katharine A. Rodger

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

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520247048
eISBN:
9780520932661
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520247048.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

“Verbatim Transcription of Notes of Gulf of California Trip, March–April 1940” is a collection of notes consisting of forty-six, single-spaced typed pages documenting the Sea of Cortez expedition, as ... More


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