The New Encyclopaedia Britannica
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 1974 - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 934 pages
 Propaedia: outline of knowledge and guide to the Britannica.--- Micropaedia: ready reference and index.--- Macropaedia: knowledge in depth.
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(C.G.S.) Baikal, Lake Lake Baikal (Baykalskoye Ozero in Russian, Bajkalskoje
Ozero in the transliteration system of the Soviet Akademiya Nauk) is located in
the southern part of eastern Siberia within the Buryat Autonomous Soviet
The eastern third of the basin is separated to some extent by the Tihany
Peninsula, which projects from the northern shore, narrowing the lake at this
point to about 1 mile (1.5 kilometres). The Zala River, entering the lake from the
In drought-afflicted periods, however (as at the end of the 19th century and in the
1930s and 1940s), the area of the lake decreases to 6,000 to 6,300 square miles.
Such changes in area are accompanied by changes in the water level of about ...
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