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The Origins of Tolkien's Middle-earth For Dummies® by [Greg Harvey]

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"...a great book...helps readers make sense of the creatures, language, geography and richly-detailed history of Middle earth..." (Shields Gazette, Dec 03)

"...a mine of information?a must-have for anyone interested in exploring the epic tales of the four ages of Middle earth..." (Dundee Evening Telegraph and Post, Dec 03)

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Demystifies key players, their relationships, and their motivations

Understand the mythology, characters, and themes of Middle-earth

Don’t know Gollum from Gandalf? This plain-English guide helps you make sense of the creatures, language, geography, and richly detailed history of the fascinating world of Middle-earth. From the Shire to Mount Doom, from the hobbits to the Ringwraiths, you’ll discover the varied sources and inspirations behind Tolkien’s stories and comprehend the meanings that lie beneath the surface.

Discover:

  • The differences between the books and the movies
  • The historical background of Middle-earth
  • The origins of Tolkien’s mythology in European folklore
  • Middle-earth’s diverse languages
  • Why the Elves were Tolkien’s favorites

The Dummies Way

  • Explanations in plain English
  • "Get in, get out" information
  • Icons and other navigational aids
  • Tear-out cheat sheet
  • Top ten lists
  • A dash of humor and fun
--This text refers to the paperback edition.

Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B004Z7J6PY
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ For Dummies; 1st edition (April 27, 2011)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ April 27, 2011
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2650 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 361 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 0764541862
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48 ratings

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Greg Harvey has authored tons of computer books, the most recent being Excel Timesaving Techniques For Dummies and Roxio Easy Media Creator For Dummies, and the most popular being Excel 2003 For Dummies and Excel 2003 All-In-One Desk Reference For Dummies. He started out training business users on how to use IBM personal computers and their attendant computer software in the rough and tumble days of DOS, WordStar, and Lotus 1-2-3 in the mid-80s of the last century. After working for a number of independent training firms, he went on to teach semester-long courses in spreadsheet and database management software at Golden Gate University in San Francisco.

His love of teaching has translated into an equal love of writing. For Dummies books are, of course, his all-time favorites to write because they enable him to write to his favorite audience, the beginner. They also enable him to use humor (a key element to success in the training room) and, most delightful of all, to express an opinion or two about the subject matter at hand.

Greg received his doctorate degree in Humanities in Philosophy and Religion with a concentration in Asian Studies and Comparative Religion last May. Everyone is glad that Greg was finally able to get out of school before he retired.

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