First British Edition (first printing). A moving account of the beautiful Lake Baikal -- the deepest known liquid fresh water lake in the world. With 50 colour plates and a map. Photographs by Boyd Norton, forward by Yevgeny Yevtushenko, afterward by David Brower. Fine/Fine. Signed by Matthiessen on the title page. N° de réf. du libraire
Synopsis : 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.
From the Back Cover: "During a long night spent thinly clad on rocks on a steep mountainside, I have time to consider why I find myself in such hard circumstances after scarcely a fortnight in the Soviet Union. The reason lies below, in great Baikal, which has drawn me since the day, long years ago, that I first learned of a primordial deep lake of diamantine clarity that lay off to the north of the Gobi Desert. Even today, despite serious damage, Baikal remains the cleanest large lake in the world, not because care has been taken but because its enormous depth and volume have absorbed -- so far -- man's efforts to despoil it. Only recently has it been known how swiftly the lake's ancient ecology could unravel, and how close man has come to losing it forever."
-- From The Text By Peter Matthiessen
Titre : Baikal: Sacred Sea of Siberia
Éditeur : Thames and Hudson
Date d'édition : 1992
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat du livre : Fine
Edition : 1st Edition, NOAMZ.
Description du livre Thames and Hudson, 1992. État : Good. 1st Edition. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. N° de réf. du libraire GRP95780301
Description du livre Thames and Hudson Ltd, 1992. Hardcover. État : Used; Very Good. N° de réf. du libraire 2398254
Description du livre Thames and Hudson, 1992. État : Good. 1st Edition. Ships from the UK. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. N° de réf. du libraire GRP95972591
Description du livre Thames and Hudson. Hardcover. État : Fair. N° de réf. du libraire G050024135XI5N00
Description du livre Paperback. État : Good. N° de réf. du libraire PL00466123B
Description du livre État : Good. May have some shelf-wear due to normal use. N° de réf. du libraire 0KVBHV002E2Y
Description du livre État : Acceptable. Cover has some rubbing and edge wear. N° de réf. du libraire 2Y68LJ0030TM
Description du livre Thames and Hudson. Hardcover. État : Very Good. 050024135X Excellent products Shipped same day from NJ state, We offer good customer service and your orders must be in the USPS truck before 4:00 PM. N° de réf. du libraire B-6927
Description du livre Thames & Hudson, 1992. Hardcover. État : Collectible; Good. Etat de la jaquette : Good +. 1st Edition. First Thames & Hudson edition. Scuffing to board edges. Jacket is rubbed. N° de réf. du libraire 097769
Description du livre Thames & Hudson, 1992 9780500241356, 1992. VG hardback in slightly bumped but bright VG d/w. 89 pages. Colour photographs by Boyd Norton. Foreword by Yevgeny Yevtushenko. Afterword by David Brower. From the blurb: "The celebrated travel writer Peter Matthiessen visited Baikal in the summer of 1990, and recorded his impressions in a journal which forms the core of this tribute to the lake.Boyd Norton's awe-inspiring photographs illustrate its grandeur - from dawn light on the rugged peaks above the Brown Bear Coast to seals basking on Tonkii Island.A moving account of one of the loveliest places on earth, Baikal is also a manifesto for the preservation of this wonderland, a rallying cry for the defence of an endangered national treasure.". N° de réf. du libraire 1216