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Sacred sea : a journey to Lake Baikal

Author: Peter Thomson
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
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"Sacred Sea follows veteran environmental journalist Peter Thomson as he sets off from Boston with his younger brother for one of nature's most remarkable creations: Lake Baikal. A gargantuan crack in the Siberian plateau, Lake Baikal is the world's largest body of fresh water, its deepest and oldest lake, and a cauldron of evolution, home to hundreds of unique creatures, including the world's only freshwater seal.
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Named Person: Peter Thomson; Peter Thomson
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Thomson
ISBN: 9780195170511 0195170512
OCLC Number: 76864141
Description: xi, 320 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The Sacred Sea. A Flash of Blue Light --
Songs and Whispers --
The Earth Splits, Water Rushes In --
Into the Lake-Shallow --
Into the Lake-Deep --
Buryatia, in Black & White and Color --
On the Trail with Pod Boy and Monkey Mind --
Bad Roads are Good for Baikal --
Traveling and Staying Home --
pt. 2. 180°. The Long Way Home --
The Great Circle --
Zigzag to Russia --
Power in the East --
Across the Sleeping Land --
Angels and Ghosts in Irkutsk --
pt. 3. Baikal, Too, Must Work. One of the Best Enterprises in Russia --
Righteousness, Uncertainty and the Point of No Return --
Connecting the Dots --
Dr. Hope and Dr. Despair --
Blind Love is a Dangerous Thing --
360° --
Epilogue: The Great Baikal Chain.
Responsibility: Peter Thomson.
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