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Books: Disaster looms for Cambodia's Tonle Sap Lake

Once bountiful, 'world's largest inland fishery' nears ecological collapse

Homes and stores line a main thoroughfare in one of the Tonle Sap's largest floating villages. (Photo by Brian Eyler)

In her new book "Troubling the Water: A Dying Lake and a Vanishing World in Cambodia," journalist Abby Seiff explores the perils facing the world's largest inland fishery -- Tonle Sap Lake in Cambodia. The lake, which awed ancient Chinese emissaries and European explorers with its vast size and bottomless fish population, is now at risk of ecological failure.

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