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The Land Is Full: Addressing Overpopulation in Israel

Alon Tal


During the past sixty-eight years, Israel's population has increased from one to eight million people. Such exponential growth has produced acute environmental and social crises in this tiny country. This book, written by one of Israel's foremost environmentalists, considers the ramifications of the extraordinary demographic shift, from burgeoning pollution and dwindling natural resources to overburdened infrastructure and overcrowding. The book aims to answer the question: What should Israel's demographic objectives be, and what public policies are needed to attain them? It argues that while ... More

Keywords: Israel, social, crises, environmental crises, environmentalist, demographic shift, pollution, natural resources, overcrowding, infrastructure

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780300216882
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2017 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300216882.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alon Tal, author
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev