Journals Higher Education



Published: 02 July 2009

336 Pages | 60 halftone illus.

6 1/8 X 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195387339

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Sacred Sea

A Journey to Lake Baikal

Peter Thomson

In Sacred Sea--the first major journalistic examination of Baikal in English--veteran environmental writer Peter Thomson and his younger brother undertake a pilgrimage, journeying 25,000 miles by land and sea to reach this extraordinary lake. At Baikal they find a place of sublime beauty, deep history, and immense natural power. But they also find ominous signs that this perfect eco-system--containing one-fifth of earth's fresh water--could yet succumb to the powerful forces of human hubris, carelessness, and ignorance.

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