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All the Trees of the Forest: Israel's Woodlands from the Bible to the Present

Alon Tal

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780300189506
eISBN:
9780300190700
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300189506.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This book provides a detailed account of Israeli forests, tracing their history from the Bible to the present, and outlines the effort to transform drylands and degraded soils into prosperous parks, ... More


Dryland Forests and Their Natural Enemies

Alon Tal

in All the Trees of the Forest: Israel's Woodlands from the Bible to the Present

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780300189506
eISBN:
9780300190700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300189506.003.0006
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This chapter notes that it is interesting that a geologist spearheaded the remarkable afforestation ventures in the semi-arid Negev regions of Israel. Yitzschak “Itzik” Moshe didn't engineer changes ... More


Introduction

David Ward

in The Biology of Deserts

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198732754
eISBN:
9780191796982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198732754.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Deserts are defined by their arid conditions. What makes a desert is not a particular temperature but rather a lack of precipitation. A consequence of this aridity is that most of the area occupied ... More


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