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Hillel, Daniel

Works: 104 works in 594 publications in 8 languages and 18,103 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Encyclopedias  Anecdotes  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree
Classifications: S592.3, 631.4
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Most widely held works about Daniel Hillel
Most widely held works by Daniel Hillel
The natural history of the Bible : an environmental exploration of the Hebrew scriptures by Daniel Hillel( )

10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 2,085 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
Introduction to environmental soil physics by Daniel Hillel( )

24 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,937 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
Environmental soil physics by Daniel Hillel( )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,648 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
Handbook of climate change and agroecosystems : global and regional aspects and implications by Daniel Hillel( )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,447 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
Climate variability and the global harvest : impacts of El Niño and other oscillations on agroecosystems by Cynthia Rosenzweig( )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of climate change and agroecosystems : impacts, adaptation, and mitigation by Daniel Hillel( )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 1,223 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 evolving risks, including actions to mitigate the emissions of greenhouse gases and to adapt to those climate changes that cannot be avoided. This handbook presents an exposition of current research on the impacts, adaptation, and mitigation of climate change in relation to agroecosystems. It is offered as the first volume in what is intended to be an ongoing series dedicated to elucidating the interactions of climate change with a broad range of sectors and systems, and to developing and spurring effective responses to this global challenge. As the collective scientific and practical knowledge of the processes and responses involved continues to grow, future volumes in the series will address important aspects of the topic periodically over the coming years
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 972 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 )

39 editions published between 1971 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adsorption; Soil; Water; Physical; Drainage; Groundwater; Erosion; Evapotranspiration; Humus; Irrigation; Organic; Matter; Salinity;Chemistry; Radiation; Stomata; Storage; Surface
Soil in the environment : crucible of terrestrial life by Daniel Hillel( Book )

31 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and Polish and held by 543 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
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 540 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 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description: If the predictions of many atmospheric scientists on global warming are realized, the mean change in temperature of the earth's surface will rise by several degrees--a warming that is likely to trigger a series of changes affecting the hydrologic regimes of entire regions. These predictions have serious implications for the future of food production and global food security, which depend on the predictability of the climate and on the ability of farmers to adapt to changing conditions. Climate Change and the Global Harvest provides a comprehensive coverage of the interactions between global warming and agriculture, including the physiological effects of carbon dioxide enrichment on crops and the implications of increased temperature and demand for water. This book explains what is known, and points out where uncertainties yet lie, in regard to the science of the greenhouse effect, the models used to predict global warming, and the significance of these forecasts for future agriculture. The authors take an interdisciplinary approach, drawing on fields including climatology, agronomy, and economics, to elucidate the interplay of biophysical and socioeconomic factors in the ramifications of global warming. Agriculture everywhere is involved in the issue of climate change, and its impact on world food security brings international responsibility into play, affecting government policies as well as individual decisions. Climate Change and the Global Harvest informs students and professionals on how the climatic factors affecting agriculture may be modified in the future and what practical adaptations might be undertaken to prevent or overcome any adverse impacts on world agriculture
Applications of soil physics by Daniel Hillel( Book )

20 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and held by 503 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
Fundamentals of soil physics by Daniel Hillel( Book )

19 editions published between 1980 and 1996 in English and Italian and held by 494 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
Encyclopedia of soils in the environment by Daniel Hillel( Book )

25 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a wide range of scientific knowledge on all aspects of soil science, as well as the links of soils and soil science to environmental management, food production, biodiversity, climate change, and many other areas of significant concern
Introduction to soil physics by Daniel Hillel( Book )

25 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 471 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
Salinity management for sustainable irrigation : integrating science, environment, and economics by Daniel Hillel( )

14 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation Irrigation has long played a key role in feeding expanding populations and is expected to play a still greater role in the future. However, is it sustainable? Can it remain in existence and function continuously and indefinitely? Some pessimists doubt that it is. This volume presents a more positive approach with carefully conditional optimism. It takes the diffuse, voluminous and disparate facts and combines them in a unified exposition. It merges physico-chemical, agronomic, environmental and economic principles into practical recommendations to help ensure the long-term viability and productivity of irrigated agriculture in arid and semiarid regions
Optimizing the soil physical environments toward greater crop yields by Daniel Hillel( Book )

23 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Criteria for determining the aims and directions of research in soil physics and technology; Efficiente management of water in agriculture; Soil temperature and crop growth; Improving the water properties of sand soil; Improvement of soil structure by chemical means; Rooot development in relation to soil physical conditions; The field water balance and water use efficiency; Control of soil salinity; Programming irrigation for greater efficiency; Water utilization by dryland rowcrop; The control of the radiation climate of plant communities; Nutrient supply and uptake in relation to soil physical conditions; Analysis of growth parameters and their fluctuations in searching for increased yields
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 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of climate change and agroecosystems : the agricultural model intercomparison and improvement project integrated crop and economic assessments by Daniel Hillel( )

12 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Top agricultural scientists from around the world have taken up the challenge of sustainable agriculture, with the specific focus on integrating agronomic, climatological, biophysical and socio-economic perspectives and processes. Every chapter (of the Handbook) contributes to addressing the growing food-security challenges facing the world."Foreword by Jeffrey Sachs, Director of the Earth Institute at Columbia UniversityClimate effects on agriculture are of increasing concern in both the scientific and policy communities because of the growing population and the greater uncertainty in the weather during growing seasons. Changes in production are directly linked to variations in temperature and precipitation during the growing season and often to the offseason changes in weather because of soil water storage to replenish the soil profile. This is not an isolated problem but one of worldwide interest because each country has concerns about their food security. The Agricultural Model Intercomparison and Improvement Project (AgMIP) was developed to evaluate agricultural models and intercompare their ability to predict climate impacts. In sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, South America and East Asia, AgMIP regional research teams (RRTs) are conducting integrated assessments to improve understanding of agricultural impacts of climate change (including biophysical and economic impacts) at national and regional scales. Other AgMIP initiatives include global gridded modeling, data and information technology (IT) tool development, simulation of crop pests and diseases, site-based crop-climate sensitivity studies, and aggregation and scaling
Soil and water science : key to understanding our global environment( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The natural history of the Bible : an environmental exploration of the Hebrew scriptures
Introduction to environmental soil physicsEnvironmental soil physicsClimate variability and the global harvest : impacts of El Niño and other oscillations on agroecosystemsHandbook of climate change and agroecosystems : impacts, adaptation, and mitigationOut of the earth : civilization and the life of the soilSoil in the environment : crucible of terrestrial lifeRivers 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 agriculture
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