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Steinbeck and the environment : interdisciplinary approaches

Author: Susan F Beegel; Susan Shillinglaw; Wesley N Tiffney
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©1997.
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John Steinbeck, intellectual soulmate of pioneering ecologist Edward F. Ricketts, developed a literary vision unique for its biological holism. From his exploration of the environmental disaster in the Dust Bowl region described in The Grapes of Wrath to his voyage of scientific and spiritual discovery among near-pristine marine ecosystems recounted in Log from the Sea of Cortez, Steinbeck's entire canon probes the  Read more...
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Steinbeck and the environment.
Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, c1997
(OCoLC)679040162
Named Person: John Steinbeck; John Steinbeck; John Steinbeck; John Steinbeck; John Steinbeck
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan F Beegel; Susan Shillinglaw; Wesley N Tiffney
ISBN: 0817308466 9780817308469 9780817354879 0817354875
OCLC Number: 35292761
Notes: Essays originally presented at a conference held in Nantucket, Mass., in May 1992.
Description: xvi, 363 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: John Steinbeck and Ed Ricketts : understanding life in the great tide pool / James C. Kelley --
Steinbeck on man and nature : a philosophical reflection / Richard E. Hart --
Turning wine into water : water as privileged signifier in The grapes of wrath / David N. Cassuto --
The "great mother" in The grapes of wrath / Lorelei Cederstrom --
Steinbeck's ecological polemic : human sympathy and visual documentary in the intercalary chapters of The grapes of wrath / Peter Valenti --
Natural wisdom : Steinbeck's men of nature as prophets and peacemakers / Marilyn Chandler McEntyre --Searching for "what is" : Charles Darwin and John Steinbeck / Brian Railsback --
"The poetry of scientific thinking" : Steinbeck's Log from the Sea of Cortez and scientific travel narrative / Stanley Brodwin --
Revisiting the Sea of Cortez with a "green" perspective / Clifford Eric Gladstein and Mimi Reisel Gladstein --
Education of environmental scientists : should we listen to Steinbeck and Ricketts's comments? / Peter A.J. Englert --
The Pearl in the Sea of Cortez : Steinbeck's use of environment / Kiyoshi Nakayama --
"Working at the impossible" : Moby-Dick's presence in East of Eden / Robert DeMott --
At sea in the tide pool : the whaling town and America in Steinbeck's The winter of our discontent and Travels with Charley / Nathaniel Philbrick --
"The scars of our grasping stupidity" and the "Sucked orange" : John Steinbeck and the ecological legacy of John Burroughs / H.R. Stoneback --
Steinbeck under the sea at the earth's core / Robert E. Morsberger --
How green was John Steinbeck? / Warren French --
John Steinbeck : late-blooming environmentalist / Joel W. Hedgpeth --
Steinbeck's environmental ethic : humanity in harmony with the land / John H. Timmerman --
A world to be cherished : Steinbeck as conservationist and ecological prophet / Roy Simmonds.
Responsibility: edited by Susan F. Beegel, Susan Shillinglaw, Wesley N. Tiffney, Jr. ; with a foreword by Elaine Steinbeck.

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