By Peter Thomson
Siberia's Lake Baikal is one in every of nature's most opulent creations, the most important and private physique of unpolluted water on the earth. And but it's approximately unknown open air of Russia. In Sacred Sea--the first significant journalistic exam of Baikal in English--veteran environmental author Peter Thomson and his more youthful brother adopt one of those pilgrimage, touring 25,000 miles via land and sea to arrive this amazing lake. At Baikal they discover a position of chic good looks, deep historical past, and substantial typical strength. yet in addition they locate ominous indicators that this excellent eco-system--containing one-fifth of earth's clean water and acknowledged to own a legendary skill to cleanse itself--could but succumb to the much more strong forces of human hubris, carelessness, and lack of understanding. eventually, they assist us see that regardless of its isolation, Baikal is attached to every little thing else in the world, and that it'll desire the affection and devotion of individuals worldwide to guard it.