Guide to Tolkien's World: A Bestiary (Metro Books Edition)

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Guide to Tolkien's World is a scholarly, definitive, and enchantingly beautiful reference to all the living creatures — both flora and fauna — that inhabit J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth and Undying Lands. It is complete with descriptive text, both black and white and color illustrations, maps, a chronology, and a special index referring readers back to Tolkien's original works. All 129 races identified are clearly explained in terms of their physical appearance, language, ...
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Overview

Guide to Tolkien's World is a scholarly, definitive, and enchantingly beautiful reference to all the living creatures — both flora and fauna — that inhabit J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth and Undying Lands. It is complete with descriptive text, both black and white and color illustrations, maps, a chronology, and a special index referring readers back to Tolkien's original works. All 129 races identified are clearly explained in terms of their physical appearance, language, behavior, and culture.
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With its sumptuous, evocative black-and-white drawings and color paintings, and its detailed descriptions of all the living creatures, flora, and fauna of J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth and Undying Lands, David Day's Guide to Tolkien's World is a road map to an imaginative world that you will never want to leave. This attractive paperback also contains a map and timelines.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781435129368
  • Publisher: Octopus Books
  • Publication date: 9/24/2010
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,363,800
  • Product dimensions: 10.94 (w) x 11.30 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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  • Posted June 29, 2012

    I was really excited when I found this book, I'm a huge Tolkien

    I was really excited when I found this book, I'm a huge Tolkien fan, and since I found it on sale I couldn't resist and bought it. I thought it was just going to be a book on some of the basic beasts that you come across in the actual books rather than the histories, but I was pleasantly surprised when I opened it up and began looking through it. The book not only includes your creatures from The Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit, but also from his histories and short stories, things that I had never even heard of or hadn't realized they had a proper name. It also doesn't just cover animals and creatures, but goes into summaries on different races, geographical regions, and even plants, such as Forodwaith and athelas. While the term "bestiary" is a little misleading, the book is just plain awesome. It even includes artwork throughout.

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