Relevant Employment and Appointments
Awards, and Fellowships
1. Tal, Alon Pollution in a Promised Land – An Environmental History of Israel, Berkeley, California, University of California Press, 2002. (546 pages).
2. Tal, Alon Speaking of Earth: Environmental Speeches that Moved the World, New Brunswick, NJ, Rutgers University Press, 2006. (255 pages)
3. Tal, Alon The Environment in Israel: Natural Resources, Crises, Campaigns and Policy from the Advent of Zionism until Twenty-first Century, (in Hebrew) B'nei Brak, HaKibbutz HaMeuhad Press,2006. (620 pages)
4. Bar-Ilan, Yael, Pearlmutter, David, Tal, Alon, Building Green: Policy Mechanisms for Promoting Energy Efficiency in Buildings in Israel, The Technion, Center for Urban and Regional Studies Press, 2010. (187 pages)
5. Tal, Alon, All the Trees of the Forest, Israel’s Woodlands from the Bible to the Present, New Haven, Connecticut, Yale University Press, 2013 (328 pages).
Hebrew edition: B’nei Brak, Hotzaat HaKibbutz Hameuchad, 2014.
6.Tal, Alon, The Land is Full: Addressing Overpopulation in Israel, accepted for publication, New
Haven, Yale University Press, 2016.
Hebrew Edition - Hotzaat HaKibbutz Hameuchad, December, 2017.
Selected Reviews for The Environment in Israel:
Dov Hanin, HaAretz – Literature Supplement, January 17, 2007.
Shmuel Hayn, “The Environmental Chronicles” Ynet
Selected Reviews for Pollution in a Promised Land:
Gerstenfeld, Manfred. Pollution in a Promised Land: An Environmental History of Israel (review) Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies - Volume 24, Number 2, Winter 2006, pp. 198-200.
Morton I. Teicher, “Israel’s Environmental Wrongs”, Jerusalem Post, October 2, 2002, reprinted in National Jewish Post and other syndicated American Jewish newspapers.
Jonathan Drew, “Israeli Environmentalist Returns for Triangle Talks” Durham Morning Herald, August, 8, 2002.
Zafrir Rinat, HaAretz “The Environmental Price of Zionism Threatens Zionism Itself” Haaretz, Newspaper, Sfarim (Hebrew and English feature) May 6, 2003, p. 7.
Richard C. Foltz “Book Review, Pollution in a Promised Land”, Environmental History, vol. 8 no. 3
Paul Kay, “Making the Desert Bloom” Alternatives Journal, Spring, 2003, Vol. 9 No. 2
Noga Morag-Levine, “Book Review, Alon Tal: Pollution in a Promised Land” Ariel, The Israel Review of Arts and Literature, vol. 115, 2003, p. 81.
Stephen S. Anderson Pollution in a Promised Land: An Environmental History of Israel - Books of Note. Environment, July-August, 2003
Selected Reviews for All the Trees of the Forest:
B. D. Orr, "All the Trees of the Forest," Choice Reviews of the American Library
Association, April, 2014.
Sharon Udasin, "An Extraordinary Story," The Jerusalem Post, Books Section, January 16,
Sue Fishkoff, "He Can See Israel's Forest for the Trees – and the planet," The J, January 9,
Michael Cohen, "Telling the Story of Israel's Trees," The Forward, February 4, 2014.
Zafrir Rinat, “Not Withstanding the Hostilities, How to Bring Israeli Arabs Closer to Israeli Forests?” Haaretz, February 2, 2015.
Selected Reviews for The Land is Full
Daniel Orenstein, “Is the Land of Israel Really Full? Read and Decide, Times of Israel, September 19, 2016.