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Ents, elves, and Eriador : the environmental vision of J.R.R. Tolkien

Author: Matthew T Dickerson; Jonathan D Evans
Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2006.
Series: Culture of the land: a series in the new agrarianism.
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With a Foreword by John Elder and an Afterword by Tom Shippey Though not often recognized as environmental or agrarian literature, the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien demonstrate a complex and comprehensive ecological philosophy. The ecology of Middle-earth portrayed in The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion brings together three potent and convincing elements of preservation and  Read more...
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Dickerson, Matthew T., 1963-
Ents, elves, and Eriador.
Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2006
(DLC) 2006019174
(OCoLC)70174816
Named Person: J R R Tolkien; J R R Tolkien; John Ronald Reuel Tolkien; John R R Tolkien
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew T Dickerson; Jonathan D Evans
ISBN: 0813171598 9780813171593 9780813138381 0813138388
OCLC Number: 77011189
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxvi, 316 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Varda, Yavanna, and the value of creation --
Gandalf, stewardship, and tomorrow's weather --
Hobbits and the agrarian society of the Shire --
Horticulture and the aesthetic of the elves --
Woods, wildness, and the feraculture of the ents --
The necessity of margins in Middle-Earth's mingled ecologies --
The ecology of Ham, Niggles' Parish, and Wootton Major --
Three faces of Mordor --
Rousing the Shire --
Environmentalism, transcendence, and action.
Series Title: Culture of the land: a series in the new agrarianism.
Responsibility: Matthew Dickerson and Jonathan Evans.

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Though not often recognized as environmental or agrarian literature, the writings of J R R Tolkien demonstrate a complex and comprehensive ecological philosophy. This work examines the underlying  Read more...

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