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Michael Evenari, Leslie Shanan, and N Tadmor (1971)

The Negev: The Challenge of a Desert

Harvard University Press, Cambridge. (ISBN: 0674606701).

In the beginning – Desert challenges – Man in the Negev – The Negev, a desert – Landforms and landscapes – The geological history of the Negev / Yehoshua Itzhaki – Ancient runoff agriculture in the Negev – The Nitzana papyri – Stone mounds and the mechanics of runoff – Drinking water in the desert – Tapping underground water: the chain of wells – The reconstruction of the farms – Agricultural results: field crops, vegetables, medicinal and pasture plants – Agricultural results: fruit trees – Microcatchments (negarin) – Adaptation of plants to desert conditions I – Adaptation of plants to desert conditions II – Adaptation of animals to desert conditions / Amiram Shkolnik.

Agriculture – Israel – Negev., Arid regions agriculture – Israel – Negev., Desert ecology – Israel – Negev., Hydrology – Israel – Negev., Negev (Israel), Physical geography – Israel – Negev.