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

Alon Tal


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, rangelands, and ecosystems. The book's description of Israel's trials and errors, and its exploration of both the environmental history and the current policy dilemmas surrounding that country'ss forests, hope to provide valuable lessons in the years to come for other parts of the world seeking to reestablish timberlands.

Keywords: Israeli forests, drylands, soils, parks, rangelands, ecosystems, policy dilemmas

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780300189506
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300189506.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alon Tal, author