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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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Virtually undeveloped one hundred years ago, Israel, the promised "land of milk and honey," is in ecological disarray. In this gripping book, Alon Tal provides--for the first time ever--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 of political and cultural turmoil.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Tal, Alon, 1960-
Pollution in a promised land.
Berkeley, Calif. : University of California Press, ©2002
(DLC) 2001040658
(OCoLC)47791039
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alon Tal
ISBN: 9780520936492 0520936493 0585466513 9780585466514 0520224426 9780520224421 0520234286 9780520234284 1597348198 9781597348195 9786612762710 6612762713 1282762710 9781282762718
OCLC Number: 52862210
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 546 pages) : illustrations, map
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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