Author(s): Alon Tal
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 the Israel's trials and errors, and his exploration of both the environmental history and the current policy dilemmas involved in their efforts, will provide valuable lessons for other parts of the world seeing to re-establish timberlands for years to come.
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"Alon Tal provides an excellent review of Israel's experience with one hundred years of experimentation in afforestation and reforestation and lessons learned. This is a compelling read in land use and environmental services in the Mediterranean region."--Abigail R. Kimbell, United States Forest Service Chief [retired]--Abigail R. Kimbell (06/27/2013)
Alon Tal is professor of environmental policy at Ben Gurion University and founder of the Israel Union for Environmental Defense and the Arava Institute for Environmental Studies. He lives in Macabim, Israel.