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Memories & reflections : the life, work and observations of an agricultural and environmental scientist

Author: Daniel Hillel
Publisher: London : Imperial College Press, [2015] ©2015
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a series of personal recollections concerning the life and work of a leading American-Israeli environmental and agricultural scientist, whose wide-ranging personal and professional experiences span eight decades and some 40 countries around the world. It recalls a family's journey in 1932 from California to Palestine, and the events that led to his taking part in the establishment of the first modern  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hillel, Daniel.
Memories & reflections.
London : Imperial College Press, [2015]
(OCoLC)890757043
Named Person: Daniel Hillel
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Hillel
ISBN: 9781783265732 1783265736
OCLC Number: 894893307
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Preface; Acknowledgments; About the Author; Contents; Chapter One A Family Odyssey; Chapter Two Childhood in Turmoil; Tel Aviv; First exposure to books and to science; First agricultural experience; Back to the city; Youth movement; A teacher's crucial influence; Two Dannys; Class reunion; Chapter Three My Grandpa; Grandpa's legacy; Seeking grandpa's grave; Chapter Four Agricultural High School; Givat HaShlosha; A fatal clash; Chapter Five Education in the U.S.; Charleston, SC; Porter Military Academy; A memorable fist fight; Another incident and an unforgettable lesson. Graduation and vindicationAn aside: Revisiting Charleston; On to college; Flashback: How my paternal family came to settle in the South; Flashback: The marriage of my parents; Flashback: The fate of my father; Growing up in the shadow of tragedy; A silent presence revealed; A soulful encounter; Flashback: My Uncle Albert; Graduate studies in the earth sciences; Chapter Six Back in Israel; Reintegration; Mapping the country's soils; A surreptitious excursion to the desert; Chapter Seven Establishing a Settlement in the Negev Highlands; Meeting the group; Fantasy shattered by cruel reality. A second tragedyThe lesson of a Bedouin mu'alem; Awaiting the life-giving flood; Arrival of the first flash flood; Disappointment and a lesson learned; The miracle of spring in the desert; A fatal adventure; Chapter Eight Ecological Research in the Desert; Environmental domains; Studies of loessial crusts; Early zoological research; Research in the desert; Seeking water; The puzzling gravel mounds; Hiking in the desert; Chapter Nine David Ben-Gurion Visits and Joins Sdeh Boqer; Ben-Gurion's surprise visit; Ben-Gurion joins Sdeh Boqer; A legend in his own time; Discourses with Ben-Gurion. Arguing with Ben-GurionThe eventual effect on the region; Flashback: Characters at Sdeh Boqer; Chapter Ten Doctoral Research and Assignment in Southeast Asia; Studies at the Hebrew University; A short war; A new assignment; Destination Burma; A tour of upper Burma; An upland experiment station in Burma; Close encounters; Liming the soil; A clash of cultures; Touring Southeast Asia; Touring the Australian outback; Chapter Eleven Postdoctoral Research in the U.S.; Back in Israel; Postdoctoral study in the U.S.; A chance meeting on the road; Research at Riverside. Illness and prolonged stay in CaliforniaChapter Twelve From California to Israel and the Six-Day War; Building a home; Soil technology research; Return to Australia; The issue of irrigation frequency and quantity; The development of drip irrigation in Israel; The Six-Day War and its aftermath; Visit to Germany; Chapter Thirteen Changes in Israel; Changing the environment; Drainage of Lake Huleh; Impacts of Israel's National Water Carrier; Shrinking of the Dead Sea; Another unforeseen problem of development; Chapter Fourteen First Working Assignment in Japan.
Other Titles: Memories and reflections
Responsibility: Daniel Hillel.

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