In December 1966, the New York Times reported, "An experimental farm in the middle of Israel's arid southern desert proved its success in an unusual way this year. It had a surplus problem." This happy surplus was the outcome of two decades of scientific study of ancient desert agriculture, which had been motivated initially by the realization that the state of Israel would always be confronted with the challenge of living in a desert environment.
In this lively, richly illustrated book, three of the experimenters describe the challenges of the Negev desert to man, plant, and animal, past and present. They explain hew botanists joined forces with geologists, archaeologists, agronomists, engineers, photogrammetrists, soil scientists, and historians to answer these challenges by reconstructing an ancient farming system. Making full use if the low annual rainfall, they were able to produce excellent crops in both fields and orchards.
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The Negev, first published over a decade ago, told the story of some twenty years of study of southern Israel's desert. It synthesized the findings of botanists, geologists, soil scientists, agronomists, archaeologists, historians, and engineers and told how the applications of their work produced an agricultural surplus in this forbiddingly dry, hot region.About the Author:
Michael Evenari is Professor of Botany, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Leslie Shanan was Consultant Engineer (Water Projects), Tel Aviv.
Naphtali Tadmor was Senior Lecturer in Botany, Hebrew University.
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Book Description Harvard University Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0674606701 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0255943
Book Description Harvard University Press, 1971. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110674606701