Let there be water also tells unknown stories of how cooperation on water systems can forge diplomatic ties and promote unity. Thomas Dunne Books. Every town, every country, and every reader can benefit from learning what Israel did to overcome daunting challenges and transform itself from a parched land into a water superpower.
New york times and los angeles times bestseller!As every day brings urgent reports of growing water shortages around the world, there is no time to lose in the search for solutions. The U. S. Government predicts that forty of our fifty states-and 60 percent of the earth's land surface-will soon face alarming gaps between available water and the growing demand for it.
Let There Be Water: Israel's Solution for a Water-Starved World - Despite scant natural water resources, and often hostile neighbors, Israel has consistently jumped ahead of the water innovation-curve to assure a dynamic, a rapidly growing population and economy, vital future for itself. Remarkably, now-hostile iran relied on israel to manage its water systems, not long ago, and access to Israel's water know-how helped to warm China's frosty relations with Israel.
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Thou Shalt Innovate: How Israeli Ingenuity Repairs the WorldGefen Publishing House - Dan senor and saul singer, co-authors, start-up nation Want to understand the Israel of today, the nation that leads the world in problem solving? Thou shalt read Thou Shalt Innovate! Seth M. Following start-up nation's account of israel's incredibly prolific start-up scene, Thou Shalt Innovate tells the story of how Israeli innovation is making the whole world a better place.
What people are saying about thou shalt innovate: Thou Shalt Innovate is full of inspiring stories revealing the ancient roots of Israel s innovative spirit, and how that drive to improve the world continues to play out on a global stage. Yaakov katz, perhaps above all, jerusalem post; co-author, and, determination, Editor in Chief, The Weapon Wizards The secret of Israel's innovation is about leadership, about seeing opportunity when others predict failure.
Israel is playing a disproportionate role in helping solve some of the world s biggest challenges by tapping into the nation's soul: the spirit of tikkun olam the Jewish concept of repairing the world. Thou shalt innovate gives readers a valuable insight into Israeli innovation and entrepreneurship, together with some inspiring lessons in leadership.
Thou Shalt Innovate: How Israeli Ingenuity Repairs the World - Meir brand, ceo, Google Israel. In a rich and exhilarating narrative, Avi Jorisch outlines the roadmap for how Israelis innovate while making the world a better place, and how other countries and people can follow suit. Siegel, author, new york times best seller Let There Be Water Thou Shalt Innovate is a book the world needs to pay attention to.
In a part of the world that has more than its share of darkness, these stories are rays of light.
Start-up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic MiracleTwelve - Start-up nation addresses the trillion dollar question: How is it that Israel-- a country of 7. 1 million, with no natural resources-- produces more start-up companies than large, senor and singer examine the lessons of the country's adversity-driven culture, only 60 years old, surrounded by enemies, in a constant state of war since its founding, peaceful, Canada and the UK?With the savvy of foreign policy insiders, China, Korea, and stable nations like Japan, India, which flattens hierarchy and elevates informality-- all backed up by government policies focused on innovation.
As america reboots its own economy and can-do spirit, there's never been a better time to look at this remarkable and resilient nation for some impressive, surprising clues. Twelve. In a world where economies as diverse as Ireland, Singapore and Dubai have tried to re-create the "Israel effect", there are entrepreneurial lessons well worth noting.
The Weapon Wizards: How Israel Became a High-Tech Military SuperpowerSt. Martin's Press - Israel is, in effect, a laboratory for the rest of the world. St martin s Press. Twelve. While other countries begin to prepare for these challenges, they are looking to Israel―and specifically its weapons―for guidance. Drawing on a vast amount of research, and unparalleled access to the Israeli defense establishment, this book is a report directly from the front lines.
The weapon wizards shows how this tiny nation of 8 million learned to adapt to the changes in warfare and in the defense industry and become the new prototype of a 21st century superpower, not in size, but rather in innovation and efficiency―and as a result of its long war experience. Sitting on the front lines of how wars are fought in the 21st century, Israel has developed in its arms trade new weapons and retrofitted old ones so they remain effective, relevant, and deadly on a constantly-changing battlefield.
The Weapon Wizards: How Israel Became a High-Tech Military Superpower - How did israel do it? and what are the military and geopolitical implications of these developments? These are some of the key questions Yaakov Katz and Amir Bohbot address. A lively account of Israel's evolving military prowess. If the weapon wizards were a novel, it would be one written by Horatio Alger; if it were a biblical allegory, it would be the story of David and Goliath.
The new york times book reviewfrom drones to satellites, missile defense systems to cyber warfare, Israel is leading the world when it comes to new technology being deployed on the modern battlefield.
Start-up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic MiracleTwelve - In a world where economies as diverse as Ireland, Singapore and Dubai have tried to re-create the "Israel effect", there are entrepreneurial lessons well worth noting. As america reboots its own economy and can-do spirit, there's never been a better time to look at this remarkable and resilient nation for some impressive, surprising clues.
. Twelve. Start-up nation addresses the trillion dollar question: How is it that Israel-- a country of 7. 1 million, korea, peaceful, with no natural resources-- produces more start-up companies than large, india, surrounded by enemies, in a constant state of war since its founding, only 60 years old, and stable nations like Japan, Canada and the UK?With the savvy of foreign policy insiders, Senor and Singer examine the lessons of the country's adversity-driven culture, China, which flattens hierarchy and elevates informality-- all backed up by government policies focused on innovation.
Start-up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle - St martin s Press. Twelve.
The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of WaterFree Press - The big thirst brilliantly explores our strange and complex relationship to water. In 2008, atlanta came within ninety days of running entirely out of clean water. Just as we’ve begun to reimagine our relationship to food, a change that is driving the growth of the organic and local food movements, we must also rethink how we approach and use water.
We have a huge advantage over the generations of people who have come before us, because we can understand water and we can use it smartly. The big thirst will forever change the way we think about water, about our essential relationship to it, and about the creativity we can bring to ensuring that we’ll always have plenty of it.
Rather than only three states of water—liquid, ice, and vapor—there is a fourth, “molecular water, ” fused into rock 400 miles deep in the Earth, and that’s where most of the planet’s water is found. Ultimately, the hardest part is changing our water consciousness. And in the last five years australia nearly ran out of water—and had to scramble to reinvent the country’s entire water system.
The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water - We love water—but at the moment, we don’t appreciate it or respect it. As charles fishman brings vibrantly to life in this surprising and mind-changing narrative, water runs our world in a host of awe-inspiring ways, yet we take it completely for granted. We delight in watching waves roll in from the ocean; we take great comfort from sliding into a hot bath; and we will pay a thousand times the price of tap water to drink our preferred brand of the bottled version.
Water is the most vital substance in our lives but also more amazing and mysterious than we appreciate.
Water 4.0: The Past, Present, and Future of the World's Most Vital ResourceYale University Press - Free Press. But these underappreciated marvels of engineering face an array of challenges that cannot be solved without a fundamental change to our relationship with water, David Sedlak explains in this enlightening book. He then details the development of drinking water and sewage treatment systems—the second and third revolutions in urban water.
He offers an insider’s look at current systems that rely on reservoirs, and storm sewers to provide water that is safe to drink, underground pipe networks, treatment plants, before addressing how these water systems will have to be reinvented. The little-known story of the systems that bring us our drinking water, the problems they are facing, and how they will be reinvented in the near future Turn on the faucet, how they were developed, and water pours out.
Water 4.0: The Past, Present, and Future of the World's Most Vital Resource - To make informed decisions about the future, we need to understand the three revolutions in urban water systems that have occurred over the past 2, 500 years and the technologies that will remake the system. The author starts by describing Water 1. 0, the early roman aqueducts, fountains, and sewers that made dense urban living feasible.
Pull out the drain plug, and the dirty water disappears. Twelve. St martin s Press. Most of us give little thought to the hidden systems that bring us water and take it away when we’re done with it.
Spies of No Country: Secret Lives at the Birth of IsraelAlgonquin Books - Compelling. Wondrous. Piercing. The new york times book review award-winning writer matti friedman’s tale of Israel’s first spies has all the tropes of an espionage novel, including duplicity, disguise, the bluff, betrayal, clandestine meetings, and the double bluff—but it’s all true. Journalist and award-winning author Matti Friedman’s tale of Israel’s first spies reads like an espionage novel--but it’s all true.
The four agents at the center of this story were part of a ragtag unit known as the Arab Section, conceived during World War II by British spies and Jewish militia leaders in Palestine. But in the end, the arab section would emerge as the nucleus of the Mossad, Israel’s vaunted intelligence agency.
Spies of No Country: Secret Lives at the Birth of Israel - Spies of no country is about the slippery identities of these young spies, a country that presents itself as Western but in fact has more citizens with Middle Eastern roots and traditions, but it’s also about the complicated identity of Israel, like the spies of this narrative. Of the dozen spies in the Arab Section at the war’s outbreak, five were caught and executed.
Twelve. Intended to gather intelligence and carry out sabotage operations, the unit consisted of Jews who were native to the Arab world and could thus easily assume Arab identities. In 1948, these men went undercover in beirut, with israel’s existence hanging in the balance, where they spent the next two years operating out of a newsstand, collecting intelligence and sending messages back to Israel via a radio whose antenna was disguised as a clothesline.
Water: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power, and CivilizationHarper Perennial - In water, steven solomon offers the first-ever narrative portrait of the power struggles, personalities, and breakthroughs that have shaped humanity from antiquity's earliest civilizations through the steam-powered Industrial Revolution and America's century. Twelve. Twelve. Far more than oil, the transformations of society's vital habitats, the control of water wealth throughout history has been pivotal to the rise and fall of great powers, the achievements of civilization, and the quality of ordinary daily lives.
Today, driving new political, freshwater scarcity is one of the twenty-first century's decisive, looming challenges, economic, and environmental realities across the globe. Meticulously researched and masterfully written, Water is a groundbreaking account of man's most critical resource in shaping human destinies, from ancient times to our dawning age of water scarcity.
Water: The Epic Struggle for Wealth, Power, and Civilization - Free Press. St martin s Press.
Rise and Kill First: The Secret History of Israel's Targeted AssassinationsRandom House - Free Press. New york times bestseller • the first definitive history of the mossad, hailed by the New York Times as “an exceptional work, and the IDF’s targeted killing programs, Shin Bet, a humane book about an incendiary subject. Winner of the national jewish book award in historynamed one of the ten best books of the year by jennifer szalai, the new york times named one of the best books of the year by the economist • the new york times book review • bbc history magazine • Mother Jones • Kirkus Reviews The Talmud says: “If someone comes to kill you, rise up and kill him first.
This instinct to take every measure, even the most aggressive, to defend the Jewish people is hardwired into Israel’s DNA. From the very beginning of its statehood in 1948, and there is one weapon in their vast arsenal that they have relied upon to thwart the most serious threats: Targeted assassinations have been used countless times, protecting the nation from harm has been the responsibility of its intelligence community and armed services, on enemies large and small, sometimes in response to attacks against the Israeli people and sometimes preemptively.
Rise and Kill First: The Secret History of Israel's Targeted Assassinations - In this page-turning, their failures, journalist and military analyst ronen bergman—praised by David Remnick as “arguably Israel’s best investigative reporter”—offers a riveting inside account of the targeted killing programs: their successes, eye-opening book, and the moral and political price exacted on the men and women who approved and carried out the missions.
Important, timely, and informative. John le Carré Twelve. Including never-before-reported, behind-the-curtain accounts of key operations, and based on hundreds of on-the-record interviews and thousands of files to which Bergman has gotten exclusive access over his decades of reporting, Rise and Kill First brings us deep into the heart of Israel’s most secret activities.
Israel: A Concise History of a Nation RebornEcco - Though israel’s history is rife with conflict, these conflicts do not fully communicate the spirit of Israel and its people: they give short shrift to the dream that gave birth to the state, and to the vision for the Jewish people that was at its core. The result is a vivid portrait of a people, and a nation, reborn.
With israel, economic, public intellectual Daniel Gordis offers us a brief but thorough account of the cultural, and political history of this complex nation, from its beginnings to the present. Winner of the jewish book of the year awardthe first comprehensive yet accessible history of the state of Israel from its inception to present day, from Daniel Gordis, "one of the most respected Israel analysts" The Forward living and writing in Jerusalem.
Israel is a tiny state, aroused its imagination, and yet it has captured the world’s attention, and lately, been the object of its opprobrium. Twelve. Why does such a small country speak to so many global concerns? more pressingly: Why does Israel make the decisions it does? And what lies in its future?We cannot answer these questions until we understand Israel’s people and the questions and conflicts, the hopes and desires, that have animated their conversations and actions.
Israel: A Concise History of a Nation Reborn - Free Press. Accessible, and rigorous, levelheaded, Israel sheds light on the Israel’s past so we can understand its future. Clear-eyed and erudite, he illustrates how Israel became a cultural, economic and military powerhouse—but also explains where Israel made grave mistakes and traces the long history of Israel’s deepening isolation.