Books  Sustainable Development  Environmental Management 

Pollution in a Promised Land

By: Alon Tal

University of California Press

Paperback | Jul 2002 | #134458 | ISBN: 0520234286
Availability: Usually dispatched within 5 days Details
NHBS Price: £30.95 $38/€35 approx

About this book

Discusses the history of environmentalism in Israel and the efforts that have been carried out to keep development sustainable amid a century of political and cultural turmoil.

This book is likely to become THE future point of reference for scholarship on environmental issues in Israel. Tal combines his extensive inside knowledge with broad and thorough research to take the reader clearly through a complex fabric of personalities, organizations, and issues. - Stuart Schoenfeld, York University


The pathology of a polluted river - an introduction to Israel's environmental crisis; 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 environment comes of age; Israel, Arabs and the environment; environmental activism hits its stride; toward a sustainable future.

Write a review

There are currently no reviews for this product. Be the first to review this product!


Alon Tal is founder of the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies and chairman of Life and Environment, an umbrella group for Israel's eighty environmental organizations. He has a law degree from Hebrew University and a doctorate from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Bestsellers in this subject

Behaviour and Management of European Ungulates

NHBS Price: £44.99 $55/€51 approx

Our Once and Future Planet

NHBS Price: £17.50 $21/€20 approx

Environmental Science for Environmental Management

NHBS Price: £42.99 $53/€48 approx

Conservation and Environmental Management in Madagascar

NHBS Price: £34.99 $43/€39 approx