NANFA-- aquatic collecting adventure book

Jay DeLong (
Sat, 23 Feb 2002 09:38:33 -0800

> If anyone's interested, I saw a galley proof of this book available on
> Advanced Book Exchange for a mere $10,000. That's US, by the
> way, not that cheap Japanese stuff.
> Bill Allen

I got mine on ebay for $5,000, then I found I could have checked it out of
the library for free. I'm such an idiot...

The book is a great journal of adventure, discovery, humor, philosophizing
(and collecting!).
In case you're unfamiliar with it, the entire book written by Steinbeck and
Ed Ricketts is "Sea of Cortez", and includes a lot more collecting
information, taxonomy, photos, etc. "Log from the Sea of Cortez" is
Steinbeck's text from the book (and MUCH smaller). There's a review at but I imagine you could find tons
of stuff about it with little trouble.

Does anyone else recommend any books on natural history and aquatic
adventures in North American waters?

Jay DeLong
Olympia, WA

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