History of
  Turbellarian Research
      compiled by Steve Schilling

Edward Flanders Robb Ricketts

full name: Edward Flanders Robb Ricketts
name as it appears in literature list: Ricketts EF
foreign spelling in taxonomic list:
year of birth: 1897
year of death: 1948
research specialty: Biologist, ran Pacific Biological Laboratories, Inc.
notes/comments:
-Steinbeck's friend and inspiration for 'Doc' in the novel Cannery Row. Steinbeck and Ricketts authored the "Sea of Cortez: A Leisurely Journal of Travel and Research in 1941.

-Joseph Campbell accompanied Ricketts on a collecting trip from British Columbia to Alaska in the early 1930's.

-Collected and sent turbellaria specimens to Libbie H. Hyman.
last update:2012-05-28 15:36:50

List publications of Ricketts E (whose author list includes string "Ricketts E").

List turbellarian taxa described by Ricketts (whose authority includes string "Ricketts").

List collecting sites ascribed to Ricketts (whose authority includes string "Ricketts").


  date author title description link rank
details Jan 1, 2014 Wikipedia Ed Ricketts Biographical information (Wikipedia) Web site[stable]
details 1995 Richard Astro Introduction to the Log from the Sea of Cortez. Information on Steinbeck and Ricketts friendship.    
details 1973 Richard Astro John Steinbeck and Edward F. Ricketts: The Shaping of a Novelist.      
details 1976 Richard Astro Edward F. Ricketts. Biographical information.    
details 1951 John Steinbeck Appendix to the Log from the Sea of Cortez. "About Ed Ricketts". Steinbeck writing "down things about Ed Ricketts"    
details 2002 Edward F. Ricketts and Katharine A. Rodger Renaissance Man of Cannery Row: The Life and Letters of Edward F. Ricketts biography    
details 2004 Eric Enno Tamm Beyond the Outer Shores. The Untold Odyssey of Ed Ricketts, the Pioneering Ecologist Who Inspired John Steinbeck and Joseph Campbell. Biography    
details 1941 Steinbeck J, Ricketts EF Sea of Cortez: A Leisurely Journal of Travel and Research. with a scientific appendix comprising materials from a source book on the marine animals of the Panamic faunal province.      
details 2004 Kenk VC "Is Ricketts Still Relevant?"      
details 1987 McCosker JE The view from the great tidepool.      
details 1986 Finson B, Taylor KE Steinbeck and Ricketts: fishing in the mind.      
details 1978 Hedgpeth JW The outer shores. Volumes 1 & 2. Part 1. Ed Ricketts and John Steinbeck.    
details 2005 Tamm EE Beyond the Outer Shores: The Untold Odyssey of Ed Ricketts, the Pioneering Ecologist Who Inspired John Steinbeck and Joseph Campbell      
details 2006 Ricketts EF, Rodger KA, Beegel SF Breaking Through: Essays, Journals, and Travelogues of Edward F. Ricketts      
details 2002 Ricketts EF, Rodger KA Renaissance Man of Cannery Row: The Life and Letters of Edward F. Ricketts (Alabama Fire Ant)