KAREN WYNN FONSTAD ATLAS OF MIDDLE EARTH PDF

The Atlas of Tolkien’s Middle-earth is an essential guide to the geography of Middle-earth, from its founding in the Elder Days as recounted in The Silmar. 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 Atlas of Middle-earth by Karen Wynn Fonstad is an atlas of various lands in Arda. It includes specific maps for The Silmarillion, The Lord of.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. 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, Katen, and the Fellowship of the Ring. 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 atlxs index help readers correlate the maps with Tolkien’s novels.

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Published by Houghton Mifflin first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Atlas of Middle-Earthplease sign up. Be the first to ask a question about The Atlas of Middle-Earth. Lists with This Book. Apr 14, Manybooks rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Indeed, Karen Wynn Fonstad’s The Atlas of Middle Earth truly is one of my favourite and most treasured reference books of all time, period!

For this expansive and informative “atlas” is not only a wonderful tome simply in and of itself, it is of course and naturally first and foremost primarily an enchanting and massively enlightening general companion to and important source of and for J. A detailed and fascinating array of both general and specific maps are pr Indeed, Karen Wynn Fonstad’s The Atlas of Middle Earth truly is one of my favourite and most treasured reference books of all time, period!

A detailed and fascinating array of both general and specific maps are presented and featured, helping readers not only visualise but also navigate the many paths taken by elves, dwarves, men, hobbits and others during the three ages of Middle Earth.

Recommended most highly for anyone who is a fan of Tolkien’s Middle Earth, and to anyone who would love to visit Tolkien’s Middle Earth who fondly and longingly imagines and dreams of one day being able to set foot on Middle Earth. View all 8 comments. Jul 14, Shaina rated it really liked it Shelves: If you are gonna visualize an epic quest, then it’s always a good idea to see a lay of the land. I wanted to understand where they were going exactly and see it with my eyes and see the scale of miles, and how the other lands were surfaced compared to it.

I love imaginingbut I love having the atlas ready to look at so I can get back to reading. It keeps the image fresh in my head. Jun 09, Mission Blue rated it it was amazing. View all 4 comments.

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Feb 09, James M. I consider this book to be an indispensable companion, along with the maps and chronology at the beginning of David Day’s Tolkien: The Illustrated Encyclopedia, to erath reading of The Silmarillion.

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Fonstad’s scholarship is meticulous, and the book, for those who are reading or have read any of these three main works, also makes a superb stand-alone read–something unusual for an encyclopedic reference.

Highly, highly re I consider this book to be an indispensable companion, along with the maps and chronology at the beginning of David Day’s Tolkien: May 15, booklady rated it really liked it Recommends it for: An excellent reference for any Lord of the Rings fan. You could pour over this for hours Jan 24, Phillip rated it it was amazing Shelves: It is hard to believe that I haven’t written a review of this wonderful book. The “Atlas of Middle-earth” is one of those resources that help to open up Tolkien’s work for the reader in a way that adds to one’s understanding of the original works.

It is helpful to have multiple maps with explanatory material there to help the reader to visualize the geography and routes of all of the major works of J. She provides floor plans for Bag End, Butterburr’s Inn, the Beorn residence and on It is hard to believe that I haven’t written a review of this wonderful book. The author was a professional cartographer trained at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Ok.

Despite having read Tolkien’s works many times it is an entirely different experience to look at the interpretation of those works by a cartographer, who sorts out the information and presents it in a visual, uniform fashion. Mlddle is a difference between the loose imaginings of that information that one gets from pleasure reading and the well-developed understanding gotten from looking at the maps and reading the essays. She also includes material on the changing of the shape of the world as described in the “Silmarillion” and of the battles fought in that great book.

This is a fantastic user companion for anyone interested in any of the works of Tolkien. Dec 26, Ellen Trautner rated it it was amazing Shelves: No surprise, but I loved this book. I love Tolkien and I love maps. It doesn’t get much better than this!

The book is divided into three major sections, each covering one of his 3 major works: Accompanying the maps is a summary of the texts as well. I think people who have read The Silmarillion, but maybe only once or twice, and found it hard to follow, would do well to read this atlas.

The summaries are good reviews, and the maps iaren vis No surprise, but I loved this book. The summaries are good reviews, and the maps help visualize the many stories. If you are a visual learner, I think this atlas can really help you make sense of all the names, places, battles, etc.

She made so many different types of maps, from tracking characters’ journeys to languages and population density. I had no idea how detailed Tolkien got in mapping his world I knew how detailed he was about the languages and history! I’m pretty much the kraen Tolkien geek I know in real life, and I learned a lot from this book. If there was one thing lacking, I wish there could be more colors in the maps, because sometimes it was hard to differentiate patterned areas.

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It’s foonstad very minor quibble, though, and doesn’t take away my love for this book. Definitely will read again, and definitely recommend it! Oct 17, HBalikov rated it it was amazing. Are you into Tolkien? Yes, are you really into Tolkien?

How many times have you watched The Lord of the Rings? Not, the Peter Jackson version, but the highly controversial Ralph Bakshi version? Do you have a copy of David Day’s Tolkien Wwynn Are you competitive with Stephen Colbert’s knowledge? You might be interested in Fonstad’s ambitious Atlas of Middle-Earth. I developed an explorer’s need to map and classify This is not a big poster of Bilbo’s journey.

This is a painstaking collection of maps that track every reference in every Tolkien story beyond the above mentioned. First and foremost, it is a historical atlas tracing the history of all the key races over time. Each significant battle is given graphic representation.

Alliances and conflicts are shown as territory shifted over katen. There are reference to journeys that trace “Bag End to Rivendell,” “Minas Tirith to the Morannon,” and more through the maps she creates.

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There are “thematic” maps that show “land forms” over time and climate and languages. The effort that went into this was immense and, if you are really into Tolkien, you cannot atla satisfied without at least reading it. And, having read it, will you call it “my precious? Oct 26, Plant Girl rated it liked it Shelves: Only for the super geeky!

All the multitude of maps are helpful while middke the stories includes maps for The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and The Silmarillion if one is so inclined to have to always know where the action is taking place.

I have enjoyed it. Tolkien readers holding atmosphere in high regard. Really cool book with maps of Middle-Earth across time. It also facilitates understanding the changes that happened in the various Ages. Isildur cuts Sauron’s finger and takes the Ring. Ends with the War of the Ring. The main regional maps of the Third Age are big and nice to look at: Shire, Misty Mountains, Mordor and others are all portrayed in detail. There are also some thematic maps: Secondarily, these thoughts remind me how the relevance of a work of art can be judged by how many other works it earrth, after it is historicized.

Pretty much the ultimate reference book for the Middle Earth Mythos. This being said,actually just reading through it was much what I imagine reading through an actual atlas is like; i. Had I actually owned this book and used it as actually intended, as a refence as I read through Tolkien’s works, it probably would have gotten a higher rating mmiddle me, but, as I got it from the alas and had a due date, I was unable to do this and still have time to finish fonetad, so I was forced just Pretty much the ultimate reference book for the Middle Earth Mythos.