Pollution in a Promised Land Book

Pollution in a Promised Land


  • Author : Alon Tal
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 2002-08
  • Genre: Nature
  • Pages : 546
  • ISBN 10 : 9780520234284

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Pollution in a Promised Land Book Description :

"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

Once in a Promised Land Book

Once in a Promised Land


  • Author : Laila Halaby
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN 10 : 0807083917

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Once in a Promised Land Book Description :

Jassim Haddad, a Jordanian, has come to Arizona to pursue his career as an hydrologist, but after the events of September 11th, he and his wife are investigated by the FBI as their marriage unravels.

A Promised Land Book

A Promised Land


  • Author : Khadija Mastur
  • Publisher : Penguin Random House India Private Limited
  • Release Date : 2019-07-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 9789353055868

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A Promised Land Book Description :

In the wake of the Partition, a new country is born. As millions of refugees pour into Pakistan, swept up in a welter of chaos and deprivation, Sajidah and her father find their way to the Walton refugee camp, uncertain of their future in what is to become their new home. Sajidah longs to be reunited with her beloved Salahuddin, but her journey out of the camp takes an altogether unforeseen route. Drawn into the lives of another family-refugees like herself-she is wary of its men, particularly Nazim, the eldest son whose gaze lingers over her. But it is the women of the household whose lives and choices will transform her the most: the passionately beseeching Saleema, her domineering mother Khala Bi, the kind but forlorn Amma Bi, and the feisty young housemaid Taji. With subtlety and insight, Khadija Mastur conjures a dynamic portrait of spirited women whose lives are wrought by tragedy and trial even as they cling defiantly to the promise of a better future.

Promised Land  Crusader State Book
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Promised Land Crusader State


  • Author : Walter A. McDougall
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 286
  • ISBN 10 : 0395901324

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Promised Land Crusader State Book Description :

A look at America's foreign policy over the past two hundred years posits the theory that America is struggling with two visions of itself as reflected in its foreign policy

In a Promised Land Book

In a Promised Land


  • Author : M. A. Bengough
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1893
  • Genre:
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  • ISBN 10 : UCAL:$B254666

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To See A Promised Land


  • Author : Lester I. Vogel
  • Publisher : Penn State Press
  • Release Date : 2010-11-01
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0271040947

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Barren in the Promised Land Book
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Barren in the Promised Land


  • Author : Elaine Tyler May
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN 10 : 0674061829

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Barren in the Promised Land Book Description :

Chronicling astonishing shifts in public attitudes toward reproduction, May reveals the intersection between public life and the most private part of our lives--sexuality, procreation, and family.

Peasants in the Promised Land Book

Peasants in the Promised Land


  • Author : Jaroslav Petryshyn
  • Publisher : James Lorimer & Company
  • Release Date : 1985
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 265
  • ISBN 10 : 0888629257

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Peasants in the Promised Land Book Description :

For many years following Confederation, Canada remained an absurd country: with its vast West still free of agricultural settlers, John A. Macdonald's vision of a great nation bound together by a transcontinental railway and a nationalist economic policy remained an unfulfilled dream. On the other side of the Atlantic, the present-day Ukraine was vastly overpopulated with "redundant" peasants. Their increasingly precarious existence triggered emigration: more than 170 000 of them sailed for Canada. Life in the promised land was hard. Many Canadians seemed to think that the only good immigrants were British; some went so far as to suggest that the Ukrainian newcomers were less than human. But on the harsh and remote prairies, the Ukrainians triumphed over the toil and isolation of homesteading, putting down roots and prospering. Peasants in the Promised Land is the first book to focus on the formative period of Ukrainian settlement in Canada. Drawing on his exhaustive research, including Ukrainian-language archival sources, Jaroslav Petryshyn brings history to life with extracts from memoirs, letters and newspapers of the period. His text is illustrated with maps and historical photographs.

Restless in the Promised Land Book

Restless in the Promised Land


  • Author : Jim Cullen
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 165
  • ISBN 10 : 1580510930

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Restless in the Promised Land Book Description :

From early settlers to urbanites, indigenous peoples to immigrants, citizens to consumers, and politicians to popular culture icons, the American Dream means many things to many people. Inherent in its story is the complex tale of the rise of Catholicism in this country and its relationship to the American Dream.

Struggles in the Promised Land Book

Struggles in the Promised Land


  • Author : Jack Salzman
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 1997-03-20
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9780198024927

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Struggles in the Promised Land Book Description :

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 Hollyw