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Kelli Hoover - professor of entomology, Penn State University Park

Book Title: Cannery Row

Author: John Steinbeck

Book Description:

When I was a child growing up in California, we had an acre of apricot trees on our property. I used to spend hours sitting up in one of the trees reading a book and eating apricots. When I was about thirteen, I read Cannery Row by John Steinbeck and I was inspired by Dr. Rickets and his passion for the natural world. I've since read this book a few more times, and it continues to remind me why I love what I do as a biologist.

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