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, in One Volume
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In 1960, the Aral Sea was the size of Lake Michigan: a huge body of water in the deserts of Central Asia. By 1996, when Tom Bissell arrived in Uzbekistan as a naïve Peace Corps volunteer, disastrous Soviet irrigation policies had shrunk the sea to a third its size. Bissell lasted only a few months before complications…

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