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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.
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"The burgeoning field of agrarianism provides new insights into Tolkien's view of the natural world and environmental responsibility. In Ents, Elves, and Eriador, Matthew Dickerson and Jonathan Evans show how Tolkien anticipated some of the tenets of modern environmentalism in the imagined world of Middle-earth and the races with which it is peopled." "Dickerson and Evans examine Tolkien's major works as well as his  Read more...
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Dickerson, Matthew T., 1963-
Ents, elves, and Eriador.
Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, c2006
(OCoLC)607871603
Named Person: J R R Tolkien; J R R Tolkien; John Ronald Reuel Tolkien; John R R Tolkien
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew T Dickerson; Jonathan D Evans
ISBN: 0813124182 9780813124186
OCLC Number: 70174816
Description: xxvi, 316 p. ; 24 cm.
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.
Responsibility: Matthew Dickerson and Jonathan Evans.
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"The burgeoning field of agrarianism provides new insights into Tolkien's view of the natural world and environmental responsibility. In Ents, Elves, and Eriador, Matthew Dickerson and Jonathan Evans show how Tolkien anticipated some of the tenets of modern environmentalism in the imagined world of Middle-earth and the races with which it is peopled." "Dickerson and Evans examine Tolkien's major works as well as his lesser-known stories and essays, comparing his writing to that of the most important naturalists of the past century. A vital contribution to environmental literature and an essential addition to Tolkien scholarship, Ents, Elves, and Eriador offers both Tolkien fans and environmentalists an understanding of Middle-earth that has profound implications for environmental stewardship in the present and the future of our own world."--BOOK JACKET.

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