CHASING THE SEA: Being a Narrative of a Journey Through Uzbekistan, Including Descriptions of Life Therein, Culminating With an Arrival at the Aral Sea, the World's Worst Man-made Ecological Catastrophe.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Pantheon, (2003.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - In 1960 the Aral Sea was the size of Lake Michigan, a huge body of water in the middle of the deserts of central Asia; by 1996 it had shrunk to 1/3 its former size and it continues to shrink. A fascinating look at the people and land of Uzekhistan, including the ancient silk road cities of Samarkand, Tashkent and Bukhara, but ultimately a sobering account of an incredible ecological disaster. SIGNED and dated on the title page. Glossary, bibliography, index. Map endpapers. 388 pp. ISBN: 0-375-421300.
Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket.