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By michael (author) ; remmert, hermann evenari

ISBN-10: 3540507949

ISBN-13: 9783540507949

ISBN-10: 3642744605

ISBN-13: 9783642744600

Michael Evenari's biography unfolds his interesting, manifold lifestyles: his love for botany, the disagreement with political occasions as a young person and his exciting adventure of aiding within the improvement of Israel. Evenari takes us on his intriguing expeditions within the corporation of his cherished spouse. He tells us of his conferences with many personalities and approximately his farm within the Negev. the invention of lengthy forgotten floodwater irrigated farm platforms from the days of King Salomon and their reconstruction turned a winning scan which lead him to coach this strategy of runoff agriculture in lots of components of the realm, initializing growth within the improvement of varied arid components. As a tribute to his profitable medical existence, Evenari was once provided the Balzan Prize in 1988. In April 1989, Michael Evenari died on the age of 84.

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I immediately started packing everything I wanted to take with me to Palestine, including a torsion balance for assessing transpiration and Huber's apparatus for measuring photosynthesis in the field.

This was part of a military road he built on the banks of the Danube in order to protect Moesia, one of the distant Roman provinces (today Rumania and Bulgaria) against constant attacks by the Barbarian tribes. The road had to go through the Iron Gates which were unnavigatable at the time due to the torrential rapids. Trajan overcame this obstacle by having large square holes made in the rock, into which thick beams, which were then covered by wooden planks, were driven. This road hanging in mid-air over the turbulent rapids of the Danube was a true masterpiece of Roman road-building.

I was accepted as a Zionist, who wished to emigrate to Palestine, and we talked freely about Judaism, Zionism, and Nazism during the many nights we spent together at youth hostels while on botanical excursions. Sometimes, the discussions, particularly concerning their attraction to Nazism, which I considered to be the incarnation of evil, were very heated. Since I had read Hitler's book Mein Kampf (16), I considered in 1931 Hitler's becoming leader of Germany to be a strong possibility. However, most people who were aware of Hitler's rise did not read this "Bible of Nazism," and had they done so, would have considered it to be gibberish.

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