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Pollution in a promised land : an environmental history of Israel

Author: Alon Tal
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, ©2002.
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Provides a history of environmentalism in Israel, interviewing hundreds of experts and activists who have made it their mission to keep the country's remarkable development sustainable amid a century  Read more...

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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alon Tal
ISBN: 0520224426 9780520224421 0520234286 9780520234284
OCLC Number: 47791039
Description: xviii, 546 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Contents: The pathology of a polluted river: an introduction to Israel's environmental crises --
Reclaiming a homeland: Zionism's mixed ecological message --
Palestine's environment, 1900-1949: prelude to disaster or benign half-century? --
The forest's many shades of green --
The emergence of an Israeli environmental movement --
A general launches a war for wildlife --
The quantity and quality of Israel's water resources --
Israel's urban environment, 1948-1988: the politics of neglect --
A ministry of the environment comes of age --
Israel, Arabs, and the environment --
Environmental activism hits its stride --
Toward a sustainable future?
Responsibility: Alon Tal.
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