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Lake Baikal in Siberia remains one of the most isolated and wild places on earth. It is earth’s deepest and largest body of fresh water, and has it’s own unique and complex ecosystem which includes numerous endemics the planets only freshwater seals. Inquiry’s guest tonight, PETER THOMSON, was the founding Editor and Producer of NPR’s “Living On Earth” and current Environment Editor of PRI’s “The World”. With his brother, Peter made a unique pilgrimage to Baikal to see this legendary body of water. Peter found that many people who live along Baikal’s shores believe its waters are magical, purifying the numerous pollutants that empty into it every day. Can there be any truth to this fantastic belief or is it only wishful thinking? Tune into Inquiry tonight and find out about the amazing world of Lake Baikal. Peter Thomson’s book is titled SACRED SEA: A JOURNEY TO LAKE BAIKAL.