The Log from the Sea of Cortez (Penguin Classics)

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The Log from the Sea of Cortez (Penguin Classics) Author John Steinbeck
ISBN-10 0140187448
ISBN-13 9780140187441
Year 1995-11-01
Pages 320
Language English
Publisher Penguin Classics
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In the two years after the 1939 publication of Steinbecks 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 Rows 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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