Flora of Middle Earth

Flora of Middle Earth
Author : Walter S. Judd
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Total Pages : 304
Release : 2017
ISBN 10 : 9780190276317
ISBN 13 : 0190276312
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Flora of Middle Earth Book Description:

"This book catalogs every plant found in J.R.R. Tolkien's Legendarium, showing how these plants influenced Tolkien's stories and characters"--

The Plants of Middle earth

The Plants of Middle earth
Author : Dinah Hazell
Publisher :
Total Pages : 124
Release : 2006
ISBN 10 : UOM:39015067702269
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Plants of Middle earth Book Description:

Beautifully illustrated with dozens of original full-color and black-and-white drawings, The Plants of Middle-earth connects readers visually to the world of Middle-earth, its cultures and characters and the scenes of their adventures. Tolkien's use of flowers, herbs, trees, and other flora creates verisimilitude in Middle-earth, with the flora serving important narrative functions. This botanical tour through Middle-earth increases appreciation of Tolkien's contribution as preserver and transmitter of English cultural expression, provides a refreshing and enlivening perspective for approaching and experiencing Tolkien's text, and allows readers to observe his artistry as sub-creator and his imaginative life as medievalist, philologist, scholar, and gardener. The Plants of Middle-earth draws on biography, literary sources, and cultural history and is unique in using botany as the focal point for examining the complex network of elements that comprise Tolkien's creation. Each chapter includes the plants' description, uses, history, and lore, which frequently lead to their thematic and interpretive implications. The book will appeal to general readers, students, and teachers of Tolkien as well as to those with an interest in plant lore and botanical illustration.

Flora of Middle Earth

Flora of Middle Earth
Author : Walter S. Judd
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Total Pages : 304
Release : 2017-07-18
ISBN 10 : 9780190276324
ISBN 13 : 0190276320
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Flora of Middle Earth Book Description:

Few settings in literature are as widely known or celebrated as J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-Earth. The natural landscape plays a major role in nearly all of Tolkien's major works, and readers have come to view the geography of this fictional universe as integral to understanding and enjoying Tolkien's works. And in laying out this continent, Tolkien paid special attention to its plant life; in total, over 160 plants are explicitly mentioned and described as a part of Middle-Earth. Nearly all of these plants are real species, and many of the fictional plants are based on scientifically grounded botanic principles. In Flora of Middle Earth: Plants of Tolkien's Legendarium, botanist Walter Judd gives a detailed species account of every plant found in Tolkien's universe, complete with the etymology of the plant's name, a discussion of its significance within Tolkien's work, a description of the plant's distribution and ecology, and an original hand-drawn illustration by artist Graham Judd in the style of a woodcut print. Among the over three-thousand vascular plants Tolkien would have seen in the British Isles, the authors show why Tolkien may have selected certain plants for inclusion in his universe over others, in terms of their botanic properties and traditional uses. The clear, comprehensive alphabetical listing of each species, along with the visual identification key of the plant drawings, adds to the reader's understanding and appreciation of the Tolkien canon.

The Science of Middle Earth

The Science of Middle Earth
Author : Henry Gee
Publisher :
Total Pages : 255
Release : 2004-11-02
ISBN 10 : WISC:89085802080
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Science of Middle Earth Book Description:

An exploration of the scientific principles behind the magical occurrences in the popular Lord of the Rings series, written by a senior editor at Nature magazine, discusses why elves can see farther than humans, why Frodo's sword turns blue, how the rings of power work, and more. Original.

The Science of Middle earth

The Science of Middle earth
Author : Roland Lehoucq
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Total Pages : 432
Release : 2021-04-06
ISBN 10 : 9781643136172
ISBN 13 : 1643136178
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Science of Middle earth Book Description:

The surprising and illuminating look at how Tolkien's love of science and natural history shaped the creation of his Middle Earth, from its flora and fauna to its landscapes. The world J.R.R. Tolkien created is one of the most beloved in all of literature, and continues to capture hearts and imaginations around the world. From Oxford to ComiCon, the Middle Earth is analyzed and interpreted through a multitude of perspectives. But one essential facet of Tolkien and his Middle Earth has been overlooked: science. This great writer, creator of worlds and unforgettable character, and inventor of language was also a scientific autodidact, with an innate interest and grasp of botany, paleontologist and geologist, with additional passions for archeology and chemistry. Tolkien was an acute observer of flora and fauna and mined the minds of his scientific friends about ocean currents and volcanoes. It is these layers science that give his imaginary universe—and the creatures and characters that inhabit it—such concreteness. Within this gorgeously illustrated edition, a range of scientists—from astrophysicists to physicians, botanists to volcanologists—explore Tolkien’s novels, poems, and letters to reveal their fascinating scientific roots. A rewarding combination of literary exploration and scientific discovery, The Science of Middle Earth reveals the hidden meaning of the Ring’s corruption, why Hobbits have big feet, the origins of the Dwarves, the animals which inspired the dragons, and even whether or not an Ent is possible. Enhanced by superb original drawings, this transportive work will delight both Tolkien fans and science lovers and inspire us to view both Middle Earth—and our own world—with fresh eyes.

Bibliographie zur Symbolik Ikonographie und Mythologie

Bibliographie zur Symbolik  Ikonographie und Mythologie
Author :
Publisher :
Total Pages :
Release : 1985
ISBN 10 : UOM:39015079906015
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bibliographie zur Symbolik Ikonographie und Mythologie Book Description:

The J R R Tolkien Handbook

The J R R  Tolkien Handbook
Author : Colin Duriez
Publisher : Baker Publishing Group
Total Pages : 316
Release : 1992
ISBN 10 : IND:30000026068662
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The J R R Tolkien Handbook Book Description:

The essential guide on Tolkien and all things Middle-Earth. Elves, wizards, hobbits, orcs, ents, and much more.

War and the Works of J R R Tolkien

War and the Works of J R R  Tolkien
Author : Janet Brennan Croft
Publisher : Praeger Pub Text
Total Pages : 175
Release : 2004
ISBN 10 : UOM:39015059182074
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

War and the Works of J R R Tolkien Book Description:

Examines the role of war in Tolkien's life and works

The Alpine Flora of the Rocky Mountains The Middle Rockies

The Alpine Flora of the Rocky Mountains  The Middle Rockies
Author : Richard Walter Scott
Publisher :
Total Pages : 901
Release : 1995
ISBN 10 : UOM:39015040652623
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Alpine Flora of the Rocky Mountains The Middle Rockies Book Description:

Tolkien in the Land of Heroes

Tolkien in the Land of Heroes
Author : Anne C. Petty
Publisher :
Total Pages : 327
Release : 2003
ISBN 10 : UOM:39015061101229
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tolkien in the Land of Heroes Book Description:

Petty explores why J.R.R. Tolkien's works continue to resonate with new generations of readers as she reveals the underlying themes of his timeless classics. Illustrations.