Flora of Middle-Earth: Plants of J.R.R. Tolkien'S Legendarium download free [PDF and Ebook] by Walter S. Judd

Flora of Middle-Earth: Plants of J.R.R. Tolkien'S Legendarium download free [PDF and Ebook] by Walter S. Judd year 2017
  • Book name: Flora of Middle-Earth: Plants of J.R.R. Tolkien'S Legendarium
  • Author: Walter S. Judd
  • Release date: 2017/2/4
  • Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS INC
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Science and Geography
  • ISBN: 9780190276317
  • Rating: 8.05 of 10
  • Votes: 378
  • Review by: Helena Miller
  • Review rating: 7.04 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/24
  • Total pages: 424
  • Includes a PDF summary of 36 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: The book considers the importance of plants in Tolkien's conception of Middle-earth. It develops the theme that Middle-earth is our own world - and will awaken the reader to the connection between the plants of Tolkien's legendarium and those growing in our gardens and local natural areas of the Northern Hemisphere. It also demonstrates the connection between the various plant communities of Middle-earth and the elven and human cultures that occupy them, includingthose environments degraded by warfare, industrialization or pollution. The heart of the book is an alphabetical listing, arranged by common names, of all of the plants mentioned in Tolkien's legendarium; for each of these plants the treatment will include: 1) common and scientific name, along with an indication of the family to which the plant belongs, 2) a brief quote from one of Tolkien's works in which the plant is referenced, 3) a discussion of the significance of the plant in the context of Tolkien's legendarium, 4) the etymology relating to both Englishcommon name and the scientific name, and where relevant, the name in one or more of the languages of Middle-earth, 5) a brief statement of the plant's distribution and ecology (along with mention of major species), 6) economic uses, both traditional and current, and 7) an easy-to-understand descriptionof the plant. The book provides guidelines to the use of plant descriptions, and the few technical terms used are carefully defined. Many plants are illustrated by original artwork, in the style of a woodcut print. The description along with an identification key, when used with the illustrations, allow easy identification of each plant, adding to the reader's understanding and appreciation of Tolkien's works. A glossary of descriptive terms is also included.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 19H11M51S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Fiction Companions, Botany & Plant Sciences, Fiction-related Items, Ecological Science, The Biosphere, Literary Studies: Fiction, Novelists & Prose Writers, Trees, Wildflowers & Plants
  • Available formats: EPUB, OEB, PDF, HTML, WORD, MOBI, DOC, TXT. Compressed in ZIP, AZW3, RAR, AZW4, GZ
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  • Format: Hardback
  • Approximate value: 30.22 USD
  • Dimensions: 176x240x33mm
  • Weight: 682g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: New York, United States
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