Tag: Ed Ricketts

‘Becoming Myself’ the story of a turbulent youth in the shadow of Steinbeck

Sitkan Nancy Ricketts recounts the first 50 years of her life in her memoir "Becoming Myself." One of three children of Ed "Doc" Ricketts, the marine biologist immortalized by John Steinbeck in "Cannery Row," Ricketts reflects on a sometimes-turbulent childhood in the 1930s, the unraveling of her family, and her first visit to pre-war Sitka as a high school student in 1940. Read More

Scholar examines Ricketts, Calvin connection

Dr. Katie Rodger is a lecturer at UC Davis, and a student of the life of marine biologist Ed Ricketts, who is known to the literary world as "Doc" in John Steinbeck's "Cannery Row." It was Ricketts' collaboration with Sitka writer Jack Calvin, however, that produced one of the most seminal texts on marine ecology ever written, "Between Pacific Tides." Rodger will speak tonight (Fri Mar 30) at UAS Sitka. Read More
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