All the trees of the forest: Israel's woodlands from the bible to the present

Alon Tal*

*Corresponding author for this work

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In this insightful and provocative book, Alon Tal 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, rangelands, and ecosystems. Tal's description of Israel's trials and errors, and his exploration of both the environmental history and the current policy dilemmas surrounding that country's forests, will provide valuable lessons in the years to come for other parts of the world seeking to reestablish timberlands.

Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew Haven Conn
PublisherYale University Press
Number of pages348
ISBN (Electronic)0300189508, 0300190700, 9780300189506, 9780300190700
ISBN (Print)9780300189506
StatePublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameYale agrarian studies series
PublisherYale University Press

ULI Keywords

  • uli
  • Afforestation -- Israel -- History
  • Forests and forestry -- Israel -- History


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