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Sacred Sea: A Journey to Lake Baikal

Peter Thomson

Abstract

Absoliutno blagopoluchnoe ozero Baikal! the Russian scientist looking out over the great lake says. "Lake Baikal is Perfect!" And humans can never harm it. For a man cut loose from his life in the U.S., Lake Baikal-Siberia's sacred inland sea-becomes a place of pilgrimage, the focal point of a 25,000-mile journey by land and sea in search of connection, permanence, restoration and hope. Following a difficult divorce, veteran environmental journalist Peter Thomson sets off from Boston with his younger brother for one of nature's most remarkable creations, in one of the farthest corners of the ... More

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780195170511
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780195170511.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter Thomson, author