News FocusENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATION From Samizdat to Celebrity--and Back Christopher Pala + See all authors and affiliations Science 18 Feb 2005:Vol. 307, Issue 5712, pp. 1033DOI: 10.1126/science.307.5712.1033 Christopher PalaFind this author on Google Scholar Find this author on PubMed Search for this author on this site Article Info & Metrics eLetters PDF You are currently viewing the summary. View Full Text Via AAAS ID This article is available to AAAS members. If you are a AAAS Member use your via AAAS ID and password to log in. Not a member? Click here to join. Join/Subscribe Purchase Article Activate Member Account Renew Subscription Recommend a subscription to your library Help for librarians Order a single issue Free with registration Science research is available free with registration one year after initial publication. To get your free access please visit our registration form. Summary Portly, pony-tailed, and richly opinionated, Russian zoologist Nikolai Aladin has been infatuated with the Aral Sea for nearly 3 decades.