October 13, 2005
NEWS FEATURE: Of Myths and Men: Environmental Doc: (left) Ed Ricketts, pictured here in 1936,
accomplished more as a scientist than all but a few realize. Draining the Bay: (right) Ricketts is just getting his due for his pioneering work in ecological conservation—much of which centered around the disappearance of the sardines. (left) Fred Strong (1936); (both) Courtesy Pat Hathaway Collection
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He is the Jerry Garcia of American science—a bearded guru who ignored the social and scientific orthodoxies of his time; a progenitor of the counter-culture; an enigmatic ecologist whose pioneering work was initially rejected by ...