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The author of the book: David Day
Edition: Bounty Books
Date of issue: December 11th 2012
ISBN: 0753724227
ISBN 13: 9780753724224
Language: English
Format files: PDF
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Here is a book to enchant and inform anyone from the casual reader of The Lord of the Rings to the dedicated student of Tolkien's life and his many works.

David Day's innovative and illuminating perspectives on the historical, geographical, sociological and biological evolution of Tolkien's world fully chronicle its 37,000-year-old history from its creation to the aftermath of the War of the Ring. By drawing upon all Tolkien's stories and exploring the linkages, he has produced the first comprehensive guide to the most complex and detailed invented world and mythological system in the history of literature.

More than 500 alphabetic entries in the five major subject areas - History, Geography, Sociology, Natural History and Biography - cover every important aspect of Middle-earth and the Undying Lands. They are brought to life with 200 powerful and imaginative drawings and paintings and more than 20 pages of charts and maps.

A delight to browse through and a work of art in itself, Tolkien: The Illustrated Encyclopedia is an ideal companion to the epic world of J. R. R. Tolkien.


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Ebook Tolkien: The Illustrated Encyclopedia read Online! David Day (b. 14 October 1947 in Victoria, British Columbia) is a Canadian author of over forty books: poetry, natural history, ecology, mythology, fantasy, and children's literature. Internationally he is most notably known for his literary criticism on J. R. R. Tolkien and his works.

After finishing high school in Victoria, British Columbia, Day worked as a logger for five years on Vancouver Island before graduating from the University of Victoria. Subsequently he has travelled widely, most frequently to Greece and Britain.

Day has published six books of poems for adults and ten illustrated children's books of fiction and poetry. His non-fiction books on natural history include The Doomsday Book of Animals, The Whale War, Eco Wars: a Layman Guide to the Environmental Movement, Noah's Choice and most recently Nevermore: A Book of Hours - Meditations on Extinction (2012).

His Doomsday Book was a Time Magazine Book of the Year and became the basis for the 100 part animated-short TV series "Lost Animals of the 20th Century".

David Days best-selling books on the life and works of JRR Tolkien include: A Tolkien Bestiary, Tolkien: the Illustrated Encyclopedia, Tolkien's Ring, The World of Tolkien and The Hobbit Companion.

Day's Tolkien's Ring was illustrated by academy award-winning artist Alan Lee, as was Castles, The Animals Within, Gothic and Quest For King Arthur.




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