Enduring Technological Optimism: Zionism's Environmental Ethic and its Influence on Israel's Environmental History

By Alon Tal

American Society for Environmental History, Forest History Society, April 2008

More than a century has passed since Theodore Herzl took an amorphous but powerful historic impulse, deeply rooted across a dispersed Jewish Diaspora that sought to return to its geographic home, and launched what in retrospect is one of the more successful twentieth-century campaigns for national independence. But Zionism not only succeeded in changing the destiny of the Jewish people. It also physically transformed its "promised" land.

Topic: History, Agriculture, Environment, Statehood, Farming, Zionism

Name of Publication: Environmental History

Volume/Issue: 13

Page Number(s): 275-305

Genre: Article

Coverage: Israel

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Author

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Bibliographic Information:
Tal, Alon. Enduring Technological Optimism: Zionism's Environmental Ethic and its Influence on Israel's Environmental History. Environmental History. American Society for Environmental History,Forest History Society. April 2008: 275-305. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=13372


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