Baikal Sacred Sea of Siberia by Peter Matthiessen

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Baikal, the largest and deepest freshwater lake in the world, contains more than 1,200 rare species of plants and animals, including the world's only freshwater seals. Now it has become the centerpiece of the emerging Russian environmental movement, as nearby factories threaten its vitality. Here Matthiessen details its fate. A portion of the royalties to go to Baikal Watch to save the lake. 50 color photographs; 1 map.

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Nature writer and novelist Peter Matthiessen was born in New York City on May 22, 1927. He graduated from Yale University in 1950. He worked as a commercial fisherman and the captain of a charter fishing boat and made several scientific expeditions to Alaska, Peru and New Guinea. He and Harold L. Humes founded the Paris Review, and Matthiessen was its first fiction editor. Matthiessen's nature books include "Wildlife in America," "The Cloud Forest: A Chronicle of the South American Wilderness" and "Under the Mountain Wall." His fiction includes "At Play in the Fields of the Lord," which was made into a movie starring Tom Berenger and was nominated for the National Book Award. Matthiessen's other awards include the John Burroughs Medal and the African Wildlife Leadership Foundation Award. Boyd Norton is an internationally renowned outdoor photographer and writer. He has traveled extensively in documenting the world's wild places and environmental issues. His previous books include the best-selling The Art of Outdoor Photography" and Backroads of Colorado." His articles and photo essays have appeared in Time," National Geographic," Smithsonian," Audubon," Outside," Reader's Digest," and the New York Times." Norton lives in Evergreen, Colorado.
Published January 1, 1992 by Thames and Hudson. 89 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Travel, Science & Math, Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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