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Published: 20 September 2007

336 Pages | 20 halftones & 40 line illus


ISBN: 9780195170511

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Sacred Sea

A Journey to Lake Baikal

Peter Thomson

  • Blends personal narrative, natural history, environmental science, and cultural studies to show Lake Baikal's impact on Russian people, and vice versa.
  • Contains vivid descriptions of current environmental issues in Russia and by extension Eastern Europe, Japan, and Alaska.
  • Though Lake Baikal is the largest and deepest body of fresh water in the world and one of natures most magnificent and singular creations — it holds one-fifth of the worlds liquid fresh water in a basin more than a mile deep—it is nearly unknown outside of Russia. Blue Crescent ,the first in-depth journalistic examination of Baikal from a major English-language publisher, introduces Baikal to a new audience.

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