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Walter S. Judd - Flora of Middle-Earth: Plants of J.R.R. Tolkien´s Legendarium - 9780190276317 - 9780190276317
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Flora of Middle-Earth: Plants of J.R.R. Tolkien´s Legendarium

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Description for Flora of Middle-Earth: Plants of J.R.R. Tolkien´s Legendarium Hardback. In this book, Walter Judd and Grant Judd give detailed species accounts of every plant found in Tolkien's universe, complete with the etymology of the plant's name, a discussion of its significance within Tolkien's work, a description of the plant's distribution and ecology, and an original hand-drawn illustration in the style of a woodcut print. Num Pages: 416 pages, 289. BIC Classification: DSBH; PDX; PST. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 235 x 156. .
The book considers the importance of plants in Tolkien's conception of Middle-earth. It develops the theme that Middle-earth is our own world - and will awaken the reader to the connection between the plants of Tolkien's legendarium and those growing in our gardens and local natural areas of the Northern Hemisphere. It also demonstrates the connection between the various plant communities of Middle-earth and the elven and human cultures that occupy them, including those environments degraded by warfare, industrialization or pollution. The heart of the book is an alphabetical listing, arranged by common names, of ... Read more

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About Walter S. Judd
Walter S. Judd is a distinguished professor emeritus in the Department of Biology, University of Florida. His research focuses on the systematics and evolution of the flowering plants. He has published over 200 refereed articles and has described numerous new species of plants. He has received the Asa Gray Award from the American Society of Plant Taxonomists, the Jose Cuatrecasas ... Read more

Reviews for Flora of Middle-Earth: Plants of J.R.R. Tolkien´s Legendarium
Walter Judd lifts lovely passages from Tolkien's prose to elucidate on different plant species. There is helpful basic botany to further offset [our] 'plant blindness'. Graham Judd's rich, black and white illustrations are intriguing combinations of botanical likenesses and psychological commentary.
The New York Journal of Books
The clear, comprehensive alphabetical listing of each species, along with the ... Read more

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