Baikal. Sacred Sea of Siberia
San Francisco, Sierra Club, (1992). Text by Matthiessen, who, at the invitation of musician Paul Winter, visited Lake Baikal in hopes of stirring a response that would help save the lake, which contains one-fifth of all the fresh water on earth and which has been threatened in recent years by acid rain and industrial pollution. Stunning photographs by Boyd Norton; introduction by the poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko. This is Matthiessen's own copy, in which he has written, "PM Work Copy/ Please Return." No other markings in text, but laid in are Matthiessen's annotated map of the lake and its coastline, as well as a 1995 International Herald Tribune news clipping about American preservation efforts at Baikal. Marginal dampstaining throughout text; very good in a near fine dust jacket. Together with: Baikal: The Blue Pearl of Siberia. Motion Picture Project Summary. [NY: Winged Victory Films, 2000.] A 14-page ringbound proposal for an IMAX film on Baikal; Matthiessen is listed as an advisor for the project. Unmarked, but from the library of Peter Matthiessen. Small stains to cover; near fine. As far as we can tell, the film was never produced. [#032343] $1,000
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