The Atlas of Middle-earth

The Atlas of Middle-earth

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by Karen Wynn Fonstad
     
 

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Karen Wynn Fonstad's THE ATLAS OF MIDDLE-EARTH is an essential volume that will enchant all Tolkien fans. Here is the definitive guide to the geography of Middle-earth, from its founding in the Elder Days through the Third Age, including the journeys of Bilbo, Frodo, and the Fellowship of the Ring. Authentic and updated -- nearly one third of the maps are new, and

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Karen Wynn Fonstad's THE ATLAS OF MIDDLE-EARTH is an essential volume that will enchant all Tolkien fans. Here is the definitive guide to the geography of Middle-earth, from its founding in the Elder Days through the Third Age, including the journeys of Bilbo, Frodo, and the Fellowship of the Ring. Authentic and updated -- nearly one third of the maps are new, and the text is fully revised -- the atlas illuminates the enchanted world created in THE SILMARILLION, THE HOBBIT, and THE LORD OF THE RINGS.

Hundreds of two-color maps and diagrams survey the journeys of the principal characters day by day -- including all the battles and key locations of the First, Second, and Third Ages. Plans and descriptions of castles, buildings, and distinctive landforms are given, along with thematic maps describing the climate, vegetation, languages, and population distribution of Middle-earth throughout its history. An extensive appendix and an index help readers correlate the maps with Tolkien's novels.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Tolkien loved maps and geography played a great importance in his books. In the paperback revision of a hardcover that is out of print, cartographer Fonstad here details that aspect of these stories. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Booknews
Revision of Fonstad's 1981 version of the topography and synopsis of Tolkien's great epic. Her maps are quite faithful to the spirt of those drawn by the master himself. Changes reflect the recent releases in the History of Middle Earth series. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780547524405
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
06/10/2014
Sold by:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
261,588
File size:
32 MB
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Meet the Author

Karen Wynn Fonstad, the author or The Atlas of Pern, The Forgotten Realms Atlas and other guides to fantasy worlds, is a noted cartographer. She lives in Wisconsin.

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Atlas of Middle-earth 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is quite posibley the best Middle-Earth Map book EVER! The Best part about it is that it is truley about Tolkein's world, not the movie's. It has a map of almost every reigon of middle earth. Maps of the middle-earth globe, battle plans, and thematic maps, this book has it all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you're someone who loves getting involved with middle-earth lore, or even just love having something to help with visualizing every journey taken throughout its lands, you must get this. Having the maps Tolkien placed in the books is great and all, but having these enlarged and clarified versions is even better. I would go so far as to say Tolkien himself would approve with how much he loved maps and how important they were to him personally.
DaughterofTheKingOR More than 1 year ago
I can't put this book down! It is an essential companion to The Silmarillion, The Children of Hurin, The Hobbit, and The Lord of The Rings! It delves deep into the topography of middle-earth and gives you a fuller perspective of the travels of all the characters throughout these writings. It has allowed me to better envision the geography and thus solidify my own imaginings as I am reading. After each chapter I read in The Silmarillion, I pick up the Atlas and refer to the corresponding section. It is amazing! I highly recommend this book to anyone who is true student of Tolkien!
konaerto More than 1 year ago
Without this guide, I would be lost, it really has helped me understand in detail the path that Frodo and the others followed on their adventures, how far they went each day or night, where they camped, what they saw, how the battles took place etc. Tolkien provides an enormous amount of detail about geography as well as detail about the settlements, cities and fortresses. While I am reading Lord of the Rings, I keep this atlas on my side in order to follow along in detail where they are and to visualize in my mind the entire scene in 3D. Also, many of the poems and songs contain so many place names and I can find these in the atlas. This atlas will also help me when I go on to read the Hobbit and the Simarllion. The maps are very big and easily readable and have a text that cross references with the books.
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Merlin26 More than 1 year ago
This book is just that, amazing. It blows my mind to think JRR Tolkien came up with all this stuff. (If only real atlases were this good). The Atlas of Middle Earth is as complete a collection of tolkien maps and data as you can get. You WILL love this book.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book will help you better understand Middle Earth. I really don't care that some people say that it is poor. I think that it is allsome!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this book helps the young and old understand Tolkien's books, and also is very ineresting!
Guest More than 1 year ago
When you look at the pictures in this book you feel as if you are looking through the archives of Isenguard or Minas Tirith. They are so detailed it seemed they must of come from middle-earth itself. When you buy this book you are truly buying up a piece of Middle-Earth.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Overall, this is a wonderful companion to The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. It is thorough and detailed, and aids visualization and understanding of battles, paths, buildings, etc. It also has some history in it that's useful! Unfortunately, I found the diagrams to be somewhat lack-luster, with black and a drab brown. If it were more colorful, it would have received five stars, but is still worth your money!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Unlike Howard there who has the bladder of a ninety-three year old, I only drooled over it all and had to buy another copy...
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you are reading The Lord of the Rings or the Hobbit. This book will help you visualize the places and buildings that are mentioned in the book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the illustrations in this book. It was extremely helpful as I read LOTR I also like the charts, and the maps of the battles. A must for LOTR fans, I highly reccomend it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you are interested in The Hobbit or The Lord of the Rings then this book is a must. It is very helpful while reading the trilogy and it is well done. Accuracy and detail are of top quality in this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you like LOTR then I highly recommend this book! No matter how long you spend looking at this book, you will never be bored. It is so good. BUY it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Currently reading the Lord of the Rings, I have found this book a wonderful resource in helping me get my 'bearings' for all the lands, villages, lakes, rivers, forests, mountains, etc. within the trilogy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a must-have for any fan of Tolkien's books. It's great! It has maps of every area of Middle Earth, from the Shire, to Mordor. It also has many maps of places from the Silmarillion. If you have read the Lord of the Rings, then you must buy this book!