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Hillel, Daniel

Overview
Works: 115 works in 557 publications in 5 languages and 17,627 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Encyclopedias  Anecdotes  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other
Classifications: S592.3, 631.4
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Most widely held works about Daniel Hillel
 
Most widely held works by Daniel Hillel
Out of the earth : civilization and the life of the soil by Daniel Hillel( Book )

16 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines whether the loss of soil fertility can so affect a civilization that it ceases to exist. The author begins by exploring ancient cultures to show that destructive farming practices and deforestation are not new problems. Examples are provided from a wide geographical and historical range including Sumeria, Australia, China, and America
Soil and water; physical principles and processes by Daniel Hillel( Book )

36 editions published between 1971 and 1986 in English and Japanese and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physical principles; The field water cycle. Soil; Texture; Textil; Structure; Water; Adsorption; Infiltration; Drainage; Drenagem; Erosion; Irrigation; Stomatal; Salinity; Chemistry
The natural history of the Bible : an environmental exploration of the Hebrew scriptures by Daniel Hillel( Book )

13 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combining his scientific work as an ecologist with a life-long study of the Bible, Daniel Hillel offers fresh perspectives on biblical views of the environment and the origin of ethical monotheism
Rivers of Eden : the struggle for water and the quest for peace in the Middle East by Daniel Hillel( Book )

7 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After decades of strife, the Middle East now seems to be moving toward peace. But prospects for a settlement stand on shakier ground than many observers realize, says scientist Daniel Hillel. What they tend to overlook is that the severely wounded environment of the region threatens the future stability of any political accord. Widespread destruction of vegetation and natural habitats, erosion of uplands, desertification of semiarid areas, waterlogging and salinization of valleys, and, most of all, depletion and pollution of precious water resources - no diplomatic formula will ensure lasting peace in the Middle East, argues Hillel, unless it redresses these ills. In Rivers of Eden, Hillel examines this environmental crisis and explores its crucial role in the political and economic future of this particularly sensitive and troubled region. He shows how ecological degradation, exacerbated by an uncontrolled explosion of population and a potential warming and drying of climate, is itself a cause of instability in the area, dislocating and disorienting countless people and fomenting despair and extremism. And yet, he adds, since no country in the region can solve its water problem alone, the very cause of conflict is also an inducement for promoting peace. This hope illuminates Rivers of Eden as it traces the vital issue of water in the Middle East, ranging from its first appearance in antiquity and its manifestations in folklore and religion to the present. As Hillel convincingly shows, the history of civilization in the Fertile Crescent is fundamentally the story of how societies in this semiarid environment managed or mismanaged their land and water resources. Here we see how this history plays out from intertribal rivalry (for instance, the legendary "War of Basoos," begun over the errant trespass of a thirsty camel) to the inexorable, salt-poisoned death of Mesopotamia, and finally to the choking of the Nile at Aswan. From the historical and ecological circumstances, Hillel turns to the rivalries brewing even now over the large and small rivers and groundwater aquifers of the region. Indeed, the Middle East is now poised on a fateful watershed divide between a dangerous casus belli and a promising casus pacis. The future welfare of the Middle East, as of many economies in the arid and semiarid regions of the world, depends on timely action to resolve these issues. Rivers of Eden offers hope for such a resolution and points the way toward its accomplishment through peace and regional cooperation. Only thus can the Middle East be restored to the Eden and center of culture that it once was and can become again
Climate change and the global harvest : potential impacts of the greenhouse effect on agriculture by Cynthia Rosenzweig( Book )

9 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prologue Climate Change: Portent and Challenge The Greenhouse Effect and Global Warming Agricultural Emissions of Greenhouse Gases Carbon Dioxide, Climate Change, and Crop Yields Effects on Weeds, Insects, and Diseases The Role of Soil Resources Water Resources and Sea-Level Rise Analysis ofClimate Change Impacts Regions at Risk Global Assessments and Future Food Security Adaptation, Economics, and Policy Epilogue The Global Harvest: A Summation
Environmental soil physics by Daniel Hillel( Book )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Environmental Soil Physics defines and describes the dynamic cycles of energy, water, solids, solutes, mineral, gases, and living organisms in the soil. It is self-contained and self-explanatory, with numerous illustrations and sample problems, up-to-date references, and relevance to real-world conditions." "Key Features: explores the wide range of interactions among the phases in the soil and the dynamic interconnections of the soil with the subterranean and atmospheric domains; draws attention to historical and contemporary issues concerning the human management of soil and water resources; directs readers toward solution of practical problems in terrestrial ecology, field-scale hydrology, agronomy, and civil engineering; and incorporates contributions by leading scientists in the areas of spatial variability, soil remediation, and the inclusion of land-surface processes in global climate models."--Jacket
Fundamentals of soil physics by Daniel Hillel( Book )

16 editions published between 1980 and 1996 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is not, in any case, in total defiance of the Wise Old Man's admonition, for it is not an entirely new book. Rather, it is an outgrowth of a previous treatise, written a decade ago, entitled "Soil and Water: Physical Principles and Processes." Though that book was well enough received at the time, the passage of the years has inevitably made it necessary to either revise and update the same book, or to supplant it with a fresh approach in the form of a new book which might incorporate still-pertient aspects of its predecessor without necessarily being limited to the older book's format or point of view
Soil in the environment : crucible of terrestrial life by Daniel Hillel( Book )

29 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Soil in the Environment provides fundamental knowledge regarding the role of the soil as a central link in the chain of domains and processes comprising the terrestrial environment, a topic that must be an essential component of every curriculum in the environmental sciences. In this book, Dr. Daniel Hillel reveals how the soil interacts dynamically with the atmosphere above and the lithosphere below, how it influences the planet's climate and hydrological cycle, how it serves as the primary habitat for a community of living organisms, and how it affects the fate of humanity." "This text offers an encompassing perspective regarding the soil's impact on the environment by organizing chapters among the three main sets of interacting processes: Physical, Chemical, and Biological. As a primary source for students and professors of soil science, ecology, forestry, hydrology, geophysics, geography and all environmental sciences, this is the definitive book for understanding the vast impact of soil."--Jacket
Introduction to soil physics by Daniel Hillel( Book )

19 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in English and Portuguese and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a unified, condensed, and simplified version of the recently issued twin volumes, Fundamentals of Soil Physics and Applications of Soil Physics. Nonessential topics and complexities have been deleted, and little prior knowledge of the subject is assumed. An effort has been made to provide an elementary, readable, and self-sustaining description of the soil's physical properties and of the manner in which these properties govern the processes taking place in the field. Consideration is given to the ways in which the soil's processes can be influenced, for better or for worse, by man. Sample problems are provided in an attempt to illustrate how the abstract principles embodied in mathematical equations can be applied in practice. The author hope that the present version will be more accessible to students than its precursors and that it might serve to arouse their interest in the vital science of soil physics
Applications of soil physics by Daniel Hillel( Book )

17 editions published between 1980 and 1994 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Infiltration and surface runoff. Internal drainage and redistribution following infiltration; Ground drainage; Evaporation from bare-surface soils; Uptake of soil moisture by plants; Water balance and energy balance in the fields; Irrigation and crop response; Tillage and soil structure management; The development and extension of penmans evaporation formula; Freezing phenomena in soils; Similitude and scaling of soil-water phenomena; Spatial variability of soil physical properties in the field; Solute transport during infiltration in to homogeneous soil
Negev, land, water, and life in a desert environment by Daniel Hillel( Book )

8 editions published in 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Climate variability and the global harvest : impacts of El Niño and other oscillations on agroecosystems by Cynthia Rosenzweig( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of soils in the environment by Daniel Hillel( Book )

24 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[Environnement ; génie civil ; sols ; phytologie et biologie végétale]
Optimizing the soil physical environments toward greater crop yields by Daniel Hillel( Book )

4 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to environmental soil physics by Daniel Hillel( Book )

21 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part 1: Basic relationships; Soil physics and soil physical characteristics; Water properties in relation to porous media. Part 2: The solid phase; Particle sizes, shapes, and specific surface; Clay, the colloidal component; Soil structure and aggregation. Part 3: The liquid phase; Water content and potential; Water flow in saturated soil. Part 4: The gaseous phase; Gas content and composition; Gas movement and exchange. Part 5: Composite phenomena; Soil temperature and heat flow; Stress, strain, and strength of soil bodies. Part 6: The field water cycle; Water entry into soil; Surface runoff and water erosion; Redistribution and retention of soil moisture; Groundwater drainage and pollution; Evaporation from bare soil and wind erosion. Part 7: Soil-plant-water relations; Plant uptake of soil moisture; Water balance and energy balance in the field; Irrigation and water-use efficiency
Handbook of climate change and agroecosystems : impacts, adaptation, and mitigation by Daniel Hillel( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The portending process of climate change, induced by the anthropogenic accumulations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, is likely to generate effects that will cascade through the biosphere, impacting all life on earth and bearing upon human endeavors. Of special concern is the potential effect on agriculture and global food security. Anticipating these effects demands that scientists widen their field of vision and cooperate across disciplines to encompass increasingly complex interactions. Trans-disciplinary cooperation should aim to generate effective responses to the portending changes
Salinity management for sustainable irrigation : integrating science, environment, and economics by Daniel Hillel( Book )

14 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Computer simulation of soil-water dynamics : a compendium of recent work by Daniel Hillel( Book )

12 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fundamental principles of modeling and simulation; Isothermal evaporation of soil water under fluctuating evaporativity, including the role of hysteresis; Non-isothermal evaporation of soil water, including the effect of surface reflectivity; Water dynamics and storage in fallow soils as affected by soil texture and profile layering; Hydrology of a sloping field, including surface runoff and groundwater flow; Moisture extraction by root systems, and the concurrent movement of water and salt in the soil profiles
Soil and water science : key to understanding our global environment( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of climate change and agroecosystems : global and regional aspects and implications by Daniel Hillel( Book )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and German and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second volume in the ICP Series on Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation, and Mitigation, Handbook of Climate Change and Agroecosystems: Global and Regional Aspects and Implications is published jointly by the American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, and Soil Science Society of America and Imperial College Press. The ongoing series is dedicated to elucidating the actual and potential impacts of climate change, and to formulating effective responses to this global challenge. It is designed to inform, spur, and integrate the work of leading researchers in the major regions of the world, and to further international cooperation in this crucial field. -- Book Jacket
 
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The natural history of the Bible : an environmental exploration of the Hebrew scriptures
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Bugeslov, Daniel

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Hilel, D. (Daniyel)

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Hillel, D. (Daniel)

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Hillel, Daniel I.

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Hillel, Daniel J. 1930-

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The natural history of the Bible : an environmental exploration of the Hebrew scripturesRivers of Eden : the struggle for water and the quest for peace in the Middle EastClimate change and the global harvest : potential impacts of the greenhouse effect on agricultureEnvironmental soil physicsFundamentals of soil physicsSoil in the environment : crucible of terrestrial lifeIntroduction to soil physicsClimate variability and the global harvest : impacts of El Niño and other oscillations on agroecosystems