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Title:
Ents, elves, and Eriador : the environmental vision of J.R.R. Tolkien
Author:
Dickerson, Matthew T., 1963-
Edition:
Paperback ed.
Physical Description:
xxvi, 316 pages ; 23 cm.
General Note:
Originally published: 2006.
Language:
English
Contents:
Part I. "The tides of the world" : Gandalfian stewardship and the foundations of Tolkien's vision -- Varda, Yavanna, and the value of creation -- Gandalf, stewardship, and tomorrow's weather -- Part II. "The succour of those years wherein we are set" : a complex ecology of agriculture, horticulture, and feraculture -- 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, Niggle's Parish, and Wootton Major -- Part III. "Uprooting the evil in the fields that we know" : following the vision, and the consequences of ignoring it -- Three faces of Mordor -- Rousing the Shire -- Environmentalism, transcendence, and action -- Conclusion : some practical matters.
ISBN:
9780813129860
Format :
Book

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