The Awakening Desert

The Autobiography of an Israeli Scientist

  • Michael Evenari

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
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  13. Back Matter
    Pages 201-204

About this book


Michael Evenari's biography unfolds his exciting, manifold life: his love for botany, the confrontation with political events as a youngster and his thrilling experience of helping in the development of Israel. Evenari takes us on his exciting expeditions in the company of his beloved wife. He tells us of his meetings with many personalities and about his farm in the Negev. The discovery of long forgotten floodwater irrigated farm systems from the times of King Salomon and their reconstruction became a successful experiment which lead him to teach this approach of runoff agriculture in many parts of the world, initializing progress in the development of various arid areas. As a tribute to his successful scientific life, Evenari was awarded the Balzan Prize in 1988. In April 1989, Michael Evenari died at the age of 84.


agriculture botanics desert development

Authors and affiliations

  • Michael Evenari
    • 1
  1. 1.Hebrew University of JerusalemIsrael

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-50794-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-74460-0
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