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The Awakening Desert

The Autobiography of an Israeli Scientist

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Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XIV
  2. Youth

    • Michael Evenari
    Pages 1-16
  3. Student Years: The Young Botanist

    • Michael Evenari
    Pages 17-45
  4. Palestine

    • Michael Evenari
    Pages 46-56
  5. With the Jewish Brigade in Italy

    • Michael Evenari
    Pages 69-79
  6. From Palestine to Israel

    • Michael Evenari
    Pages 80-93
  7. South America

    • Michael Evenari
    Pages 94-105
  8. California and Return to Israel

    • Michael Evenari
    Pages 106-116
  9. Vice-President of the Hebrew University

    • Michael Evenari
    Pages 126-136
  10. The Negev

    • Michael Evenari
    Pages 137-147
  11. An Orchard Grows from Ancient Seeds

    • Michael Evenari
    Pages 148-160
  12. The Six-Day War and its Aftermath

    • Michael Evenari
    Pages 161-174
  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.

Keywords

  • agriculture
  • botanics
  • desert
  • development

Authors and Affiliations

  • Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

    Michael Evenari

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: The Awakening Desert

  • Book Subtitle: The Autobiography of an Israeli Scientist

  • Authors: Michael Evenari

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-74460-0

  • Publisher: Springer Berlin, Heidelberg

  • eBook Packages: Springer Book Archive

  • Copyright Information: Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-540-50794-9

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-642-74460-0

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIV, 204

  • Number of Illustrations: 15 b/w illustrations

  • Additional Information: Original German edition published by Bleicher Verlag 1987

  • Topics: Ecology, Agriculture, Forestry, Plant Science, Environmental Economics

Buying options

eBook USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-642-74460-0
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 139.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)