Pollution in a Promised Land

"This book is likely to become the future point of reference for scholarship on environmental issues in Israel.

Pollution in a Promised Land

"This book is likely to become the future point of reference for scholarship on environmental issues in Israel. Tal combines his extensive inside knowledge with broad and thorough research to take the reader clearly through a complex fabric of personalities, organizations, and issues."—Stuart Schoenfeld, York University "This is truly an excellent book. It is the first treatment of the whole array of environmental issues in Israel, and in its historical context – an absolute necessity. Extremely well-written and in fact hard to put down, this book is useful on many levels, for United Nations Agencies and development officials, Israeli and Palestinian government officials, and environmentalists and teachers around the world."—Brock Evans, Executive Director, The Endangered Species Coalition and author of many articles and books on the politics of the environment "Pollution in a Promised Land is an innovative book, and an important one, by perhaps the most prominent environmental activist in Israel. Tal's approach is to take an "eagle's eye view" of his vast subject, now gliding far above, providing overview, now swooping down very close and, through interviews or anecdotes, describing his subject with great immediacy and in memorable detail."—Noah J. Efron, Bar Ilan University "Anyone who cares about the land of Israel should read Pollution in a Promised Land. It is critical to understanding the social, political, and scientific dimensions of the country's environmental challenges as well as the country's remarkable ecological achievements. Alon Tal is uniquely qualified to present this fascinating and dramatic environmental history."—Tzachi Hanegbi, Minister of the Environment, Israel

Farewell Promised Land

sion of freedom that those who wield energy promise to the dreamers in the
parking lots . Both varieties of pollution contribute , too , to the decline in the
health of the state . about Los Angeles shortly before the 1992 riots . His City of
Quartz ...

Farewell  Promised Land

"Don't mistake the message of this sad and powerful book. After 150 years of pillage and pollution, it is time to fight like hell for California."--Mike Davis, author of City of Quartz "A heart rendingly splendid book for all who love California. It combines stunning photographic documentation of the trashing of the state with an eloquent, melancholy text that still offers guarded hopes for a green future."--Ernest Callenbach, author of Ecotopia

Polluted Promises

U.S. intervention in the Philippines began with the little-known 1899 Philippine-American War.

Polluted Promises

U.S. intervention in the Philippines began with the little-known 1899 Philippine-American War. Using the war as its departure point in analyzing U.S.—Philippine relations, Vestiges of War retrieves this willfully forgotten event and places it where it properly belongs—as the catalyst that led to increasing U.S. interventionism and expansionism in the Asia Pacific region. This seminal, multidisciplinary anthology examines the official American nationalist story of "benevolent assimilation" and fraternal tutelage in its half century of colonial occupation of the Philippines. Integrating critical and visual art essays, archival and contemporary photographs, dramatic plays, and poetry to address the complex Philippine and U.S. perspectives and experiences, the essayists compellingly recount the consequences of American colonialism in the Philippines. Vestiges of War will force readers to reshape their views on what has been a deliberately obscure but significant phase in the histories of both countries, one which continues to haunt the present. Contributors: Genara Banzon, Santiago Bose, Ben Cabrera, Renato Constantino, Doreen Fernandez, Eric Gamalinda, Guillermo Gomez-Pena, Jessica Hagedorn, Reynaldo Ileto, Yong Soon Min, Manuel Ocampo, Paul Pfeiffer, Christina Quisumbing, Vicente Rafael, Daniel Boone Schirmer, Kidlat Tahimik, Mark Twain, and Jim Zwick.

Promised Land

He also said that the people of the village had been promised titles to the land (
although, as with almost everywhere else in the rural north of Brazil, the titles
were yet to be ... My friend then told me that the pollution in the area had
diminished.

Promised Land

Examines the relationship between grassroots Catholic Church groups (base Christian communities) and the mobilization of peasant farmers in the fight for control of Amazon lands.

The Age of Ecology

273 Cassels, Uncertain Promise of Law, p. 259; Bryant and Hockman, 'Brief
Comparison', ... 280 Bei Alon Tal, Pollution in a Promised Land: An
Environmental History of Israel, Berkeley 2002, pp. 332–6 ('The Elusive Concept
of Environmental ...

The Age of Ecology

This book is the first major study of the history of environmentalism, from its origins in romanticism and the nature cults of the late 18th century to the global environmental movements of today. Radkau shows that this is not a single story of the steady ascent of environmentalism but rather a multiplicity of stories, each with its own dramatic tension: between single-issue movements and the challenges posed by the interconnection of environmental issues, between charismatic leaders and bureaucratic organizations, and between grassroot movements and global players. While the history can be traced back several centuries, environmentalism has flourished since the ‘environmental revolution’ of 1970, spurred on by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986 and the growing concern about global warming. While environmentalists often opposed the scientific mainstream, they were also often led by scientific knowledge. Environmentalism is the true Enlightenment of our time Ð so much so that we can call our era ‘the age of ecology’. This timely and comprehensive global history of environmentalism will be essential reading for anyone concerned with the most pressing global issues of our time.

Nature and History in Modern Italy

... Pollution in a Promised Land: An Environmental History of Israel (Berkeley:
University of California Press, 2002); Madhav Gadgil and Ramachandra Guha,
This Fissured Land: An Ecological History of India (Delhi: Oxford University Press
, ...

Nature and History in Modern Italy

Is Italy il bel paese—the beautiful country—where tourists spend their vacations looking for art, history, and scenery? Or is it a land whose beauty has been cursed by humanity’s greed and nature’s cruelty? The answer is largely a matter of narrative and the narrator’s vision of Italy. The fifteen essays in Nature and History in Modern Italy investigate that nation’s long experience in managing domesticated rather than wild natures and offer insight into these conflicting visions. Italians shaped their land in the most literal sense, producing the landscape, sculpting its heritage, embedding memory in nature, and rendering the two different visions inseparable. The interplay of Italy’s rich human history and its dramatic natural diversity is a subject with broad appeal to a wide range of readers.

Beyond the Promised Land

... challenges tonewtechnology, and popular resistance to nuclear power,
petrochemical pollution, supersonic transport, and ... Inthe wake of this concerted
campaignthe mythologyofthe promised land and the timeworn slogans about
historical ...

Beyond the Promised Land

Iconoclast David F. Noble traces the evolution and eclipse of the biblical mythology of the Promised Land, the foundational story of Western Culture. Part impassioned manifesto, part masterful survey of opposed philosophical and economic schools, Beyond the Promised Land brings into focus the twisted template of the Western imagination and its faith-based market economy. From the first recorded versions of ‘the promise’ saga in ancient Babylon, to the Zapatistas’ rejection of promises never kept, Noble explores the connections between Judeo-Christian belief and corporate globalization. Inspiration for activists and students alike.

A Journey to the Promised Land

... the army is termed His army , His pilgrims or the army of the Holy Cross , 150
on its way to liberate the Promised Land ( pp . ... 151 Prophecies of the Old
Testament are regarded as fulfilled ( among others Psalm 78 , on the pagan
pollution of ...

A Journey to the Promised Land

Towards the end of the 1190s a Norwegian canon - his name is unknown - composed a dramatic account of the Danish-Norwegian expedition which, as part of the so-called Third Crusade, had left for Jerusalem some years earlier. Since 1187 the city had been in Muslim hands, and the Danish and Norwegian travellers set out to join in the liberation of the city. They came too late to fight, however, since a peace arrangement had been agreed upon by the Christian and Muslim leaders. In spite of this the canon makes the most of the heroic nature of the enterprise, drawing upon a series of literary and theological themes used in connection with crusading in the twelfth century.

From Paradise to the Promised Land

For example, the purification offering cleanses the tabernacle of pollution caused
by sin. Of all the sacrifices offered throughout the year, those presented on the
Day of Atonement are the most important. Annually the high priest enters the Holy
 ...

From Paradise to the Promised Land

This text has been a popular introduction to the Pentateuch for over fifteen years, offering a unique alternative to the critical approaches that focus on the composition of these books rather than the actual content. With this new edition, T. Desmond Alexander keeps the book fresh and relevant for contemporary students by updating the references and adding material that reflects recent pentateuchal research as well as the author's maturing judgments. The result is a revision that will prove valuable for many years to come.

Gateway to the Promised Land

In a few years, pollution had ensued and by the early nineteenth century such
was the stench from the tanneries that the decision was taken to drain the pond.
In 1805, a 20-foot-wide canal connecting it to the Hudson was dug, the drainage
 ...

Gateway to the Promised Land

This essential reference book is must reading for mental health professionals who assess and treat children and adolescents. Comprehensive, detailed, clearly written, and innovative, it presents the approaches of the leading clinicians in their fields.

Jewish Book World

sewage - brown - Pollution in a Promised Land procrises — and Tal does not
spare any details as he The trouble with the book is that it is misti vides a much -
needed wake up call . trawls through sewers , garbage dumps , and tled . It is
really ...

Jewish Book World


Struggles in the Promised Land

DAVID B RIO N DAVIS o blame Jews for participating in the Atlantic slave trade is
a bit like blam- □ ing Native Americans for contributing to the oil industry that
now threat- 11 ens the earth with atmospheric pollution and global warming.

Struggles in the Promised Land

Recent flashpoints in Black-Jewish relations--Louis Farrakhan's Million Man March, the violence in Crown Heights, Leonard Jeffries' polemical speeches, the O.J. Simpson verdict, and the contentious responses to these events--suggest just how wide the gap has become in the fragile coalition that was formed during the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. Instead of critical dialogue and respectful exchange, we have witnessed battles that too often consist of vulgar name-calling and self-righteous finger-pointing. Absent from these exchanges are two vitally important and potentially healing elements: Comprehension of the actual history between Blacks and Jews, and level-headed discussion of the many issues that currently divide the two groups. In Struggles in the Promised Land, editors Jack Salzman and Cornel West bring together twenty-one illuminating essays that fill precisely this absence. As Salzman makes clear in his introduction, the purpose of this collection is not to offer quick fixes to the present crisis but to provide a clarifying historical framework from which lasting solutions may emerge. Where historical knowledge is lacking, rhetoric comes rushing in, and Salzman asserts that the true history of Black-Jewish relations remains largely untold. To communicate that history, the essays gathered here move from the common demonization of Blacks and Jews in the Middle Ages; to an accurate assessment of Jewish involvement of the slave trade; to the confluence of Black migration from the South and Jewish immigration from Europe into Northern cities between 1880 and 1935; to the meaningful alliance forged during the Civil Rights movement and the conflicts over Black Power and the struggle in the Middle East that effectively ended that alliance. The essays also provide reasoned discussion of such volatile issues as affirmative action, Zionism, Blacks and Jews in the American Left, educational relations between the two groups, and the real and perceived roles Hollywood has play in the current tensions. The book concludes with personal pieces by Patricia Williams, Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Michael Walzer, and Cornel West, who argues that the need to promote Black-Jewish alliances is, above all, a "moral endeavor that exemplifies ways in which the most hated group in European history and the most hated group in U.S. history can coalesce in the name of precious democratic ideals." At a time when accusations come more readily than careful consideration, Struggles in the Promised Land offers a much-needed voice of reason and historical understanding. Distinguished by the caliber of its contributors, the inclusiveness of its focus, and the thoughtfulness of its writing, Salzman and West's book lays the groundwork for future discussions and will be essential reading for anyone interested in contemporary American culture and race relations.

To the Promised Land

8 The issue of pollution in the Willamette had been around since the 1920s . The
city of Portland conducted research ... By 1938 , the Willamette's polluted state
produced a serious health hazard . Scientists found E. coli bacteria . Scientists ...

To the Promised Land

The first comprehensive political history of Oregon, To the Promised Land also examines the social and economic changes the state has pioneered during its almost two hundred years. Highlighting major political figures, campaigns, ballot measures, and the history of legislative sessions, Tom Marsh traces the evolution of Oregon from incorporated territory to a state at the forefront of national environmental and social movements. From Jason Lee's first letter urging Congress to take possession of the Oregon Country to John Kitzhaber's precedent-setting third term as governor, from the land frauds of the early 20th century to the state's land-use planning goals, from the Beach Bill to the Bottle Bill, this book tells Oregon's story. Featuring interesting trivia, historical photographs, and biographical sketches of key politicians, To the Promised Land is an essential volume for readers interested in Oregon's history.

The MacArthur Bible Commentary

This is so because she was “defiled” with such a defilement that is an
abomination to the Lord and a sinful pollution of the Promised Land. What
constitutes that defilement? Only one thing is possible—she was defiled in the
remarriage ...

The MacArthur Bible Commentary

The MacArthur Bible Commentary treats every passage of the OT and NT phrase by phrase, with hundreds of word studies as sidebars throughout.

Promised Land

By the mid - 1980s the depression in oil threw these Cajuns back to the bayous ,
only to discover their old fishing and trapping grounds dredged , polluted , or off
limits . The prospect from the Atlantic coast was equally disturbing . There , the ...

Promised Land


Speaking of Earth

This book is required reading for anyone who cares about the future of our planet--and especially for those who don't yet care enough.

Speaking of Earth

A compelling anthology of environmental speeches by prominent and articulate leaders from around the globe. This book is required reading for anyone who cares about the future of our planet--and especially for those who don't yet care enough.

Prosperity Poverty and Pollution

As the Jews learnt to their horror , the " promised land " could be lost and its
inhabitants scattered . During the Babylonian exile , at the latest , they learnt that
the boundaries of their fatherland were not the limits of the presence of their God .

Prosperity  Poverty and Pollution

This book stands out amid the many works critical of mainstream economics for its author's reader-friendly intention to make accessible the problem of how underdevelopment in the South is linked to overdevelopment in the North, what to do about social injustice and poverty both domestically and between the industrialized and developing countries, and the global environmental destruction that is proceeding apace.In addition to its many features deliberately aimed at helping college students, Professor Klaus Nurnberger has transcended the professional limitations of economics to present a holistic analysis of the human and environmental failings of our current market economy. He draws on recent thinking in a variety of disciplines. His arguments relate both to political economy and to people's worldviews. And he does not shrink from making clear the ethical considerations which must infuse both historical judgements as well as the policy choices for the future which he espouses.

Aerosol Science

Journal of the Air Pollution Control Association, 25, 622–626. Gryspeerdt, E. and
Stier, ... Hoff, R.M. and Christopher, S. (2009) Remote sensing of particulate
pollution from space: have we reached the promised land? Journal of the Air and
 ...

Aerosol Science

Aerosols influence many areas of our daily life. They are at the core of environmental problems such as global warming, photochemical smog and poor air quality. They can also have diverse effects on human health, where exposure occurs in both outdoor and indoor environments. However, aerosols can have beneficial effects too; the delivery of drugs to the lungs, the delivery of fuels for combustion and the production of nanomaterials all rely on aerosols. Advances in particle measurement technologies have made it possible to take advantage of rapid changes in both particle size and concentration. Likewise, aerosols can now be produced in a controlled fashion. Reviewing many technological applications together with the current scientific status of aerosol modelling and measurements, this book includes: • Satellite aerosol remote sensing • The effects of aerosols on climate change • Air pollution and health • Pharmaceutical aerosols and pulmonary drug delivery • Bioaerosols and hospital infections • Particle emissions from vehicles • The safety of emerging nanomaterials • Radioactive aerosols: tracers of atmospheric processes With the importance of this topic brought to the public’s attention after the eruption of the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull, this book provides a timely, concise and accessible overview of the many facets of aerosol science.

101 Questions and Answers on the Biblical Torah

In this sense the area belongs to the promised land, and of course, it remains part
of the northern kingdom until the ... of the land and the moral life of Israel is found
many times, especially among the prophets: "For the earth was polluted under ...

101 Questions and Answers on the Biblical Torah

Provides Christians with enlightening views about the basic document of the Hebrew Scriptures and of Judaism.

Limits to The Welfare State

It is a densely populated, homogeneous, highly industrialized area, which, when
viewed from its perimeter must resemble a jumble of smoke stacks and pollution
to the environmentalist and look like the promised land to the business executive
 ...

Limits to The Welfare State

In the wake of the publication of Forrester's World Dynamics and Meadow's The Limits to Growth-books which in The Netherlands may have received ex cessive attention from the public at large-the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO) established a commission under the chair manship of the late Professor R. Timman. The commission received the task of trying to find a sound philosophical basis for world modelling and to stimulate the building of models that incorporated those aspects of society which are usu ally left out of mathematical models because of technical difficulties. The study that is discussed in this text was started under the auspices of the TNO commis sion. Timman died early in 1975. The commission then came under the chair manship of Professor P. de Wolff. TNO generously provided the means to acquire the computer time necessary to continue our study. We also wish to express our gratitude to the Statistical Office of the European Communities (SOEC) for their willingness to put the necessary data at our dis posal in a form suitable for computer processing. Mr. H. Krijnse Locker's expert knowledge in the field of input-output statistics has especially been of great sup port to us. We are much indebted to Professor A. P. J. Abrahamse for his interest in our work and for all the valuable comments and corrections we received from him. v vi PREFACE We are grateful to Mr. P. van Batenburg, Mr. F.