Pollution in a Promised Land

An Environmental History of Israel
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ISBN-13:
9780520936492
Einband:
Ebook
Seiten:
564
Autor:
Alon Tal
eBook Typ:
PDF
Kopierschutz:
Adobe DRM [Hard-DRM]
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

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.The modern Zionist vision began as a quest to redeem a land that bore the cumulative effects of two thousand years of foreign domination and neglect. Since then, Israel has suffered from its success. A tenfold increase in population and standard of living has polluted the air. The deserts have bloomed but groundwater has become contaminated. Urban sprawl threatens to pave over much of the country's breathtaking landscape. Yet there is hope. Tal's account considers the ecological and tactical lessons that emerge from dozens of cases of environmental mishaps, from habitat loss to river reclamation. Pollution in a Promised Land argues that the priorities and strategies of Israeli environmental advocates must address issues beyond traditional green agendas.
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.The modern Zionist vision began as a quest to redeem a land that bore the cumulative effects of two thousand years of foreign domination and neglect. Since then, Israel has suffered from its success. A tenfold increase in population and standard of living has polluted the air. The deserts have bloomed but groundwater has become contaminated. Urban sprawl threatens to pave over much of the country's breathtaking landscape. Yet there is hope. Tal's account considers the ecological and tactical lessons that emerge from dozens of cases of environmental mishaps, from habitat loss to river reclamation. Pollution in a Promised Land argues that the priorities and strategies of Israeli environmental advocates must address issues beyond traditional green agendas.
PrefaceList of Illustrations1. The Pathology of a Polluted River: An Introduction to Israel's Environmental Crisis2. Reclaiming a Homeland: Zionism's Mixed Ecological Message3. Palestine's Environment, 1900-1949: Prelude to Disaster or Benign Half-Century?4. The Forest's Many Shades of Green5. The Emergence of an Israeli Environmental Movement6. A General Launches a War for Wildlife7. The Quantity and Quality of Israel's Water Resources8. Israel's Urban Environment, 1948-1988: The Politics of Neglect9. A Ministry of Environment Comes of Age10. Israel, Arabs, and the Environment11. Environmental Activism Hits Its Stride12. Toward a Sustainable FutureIndex

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