The Middle-Earth Treasury

The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings

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Author: J. R. R. Tolkien

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780008260187

Category: Fantasy fiction, English

Page: 912

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Deluxe boxed gift set of pocket edition hardbacks featuring J.R.R. Tolkien's most popular works, which together tell the tale of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins and of the War of the Ring. When they were first published, The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings became instant classics. Treasured by readers young and old, these works of sweeping fantasy, steeped in unrivalled magic and otherworldliness have sold more than 150 million copies around the world. This new boxed set, published to mark the 80th anniversary of the publication of The Hobbit, offers readers a new opportunity to discover Tolkien's remarkable world of Middle-earth and to follow the complete story of Bilbo Baggins and the Hobbits' part in the epic quest for the Ring - beginning with Bilbo's fateful visit from Gandalf and culminating in the dramatic climax between Frodo and Gollum atop Mount Doom and Bilbo's departure to the Grey Havens.

Brilliant Moon

The Autobiography of Dilgo Khyentse

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Author: Dilgo Khyentse

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 0834823489

Category: Religion

Page: 400

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Through lively anecdotes and stories this highly revered Buddhist meditation master and scholar tells about his life of study, retreat, and teaching. The formative events of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche’s life, and those insights and experiences that caused him to mature into the warm, brilliant, and highly realized meditation master and teacher he was, are deeply inspiring. The second half of the book comprises recollections by his wife; his grandson, Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche; Tenga Rinpoche; the Queen Mother of Bhutan; and many prominent teachers.

A Tolkien Treasury

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Author: Running Press

Publisher: Running Press Adult

ISBN: 9780762447459

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 200

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J.R.R. Tolkien's admirers form an international community of writers, scholars, and artists. This richly illustrated anthology gathers together three decades of work dedicated to the master of fantasy. With poems, stories, songs, and dozens of illustrations, A Tolkien Treasur, y is a unique celebration of the author and his creations—the mythical world of Middle-Earth and the magical creatures who inhabit it. Critical essays by W.H. Auden, Edmund Wilson, Colin Wilson, and others explore Tolkien's imaginative world. Scenes from , The Hobbit, and , Lord of the Rings, are brought to life in drawings by Michael Green and full-color paintings by Tom Kirk. Also included is a concise biography that offers insights into the author's life, quizzes, recipes, and more.

The International Relations of Middle-earth

Learning from The Lord of the Rings

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Author: Abigail E. Ruane,Patrick James

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472051822

Category: Political Science

Page: 243

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The Lord of the Rings trilogy sheds light on issues of real-world international relations

The Middle-Earth Puzzle Collection

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Author: Tim Dedopulos

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781780977522

Category:

Page: 144

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J.R.R. Tolkien was a master of riddles and wordplay--and fans of his towering masterpiece will enjoy this stunning journey through Middle-earth, where curiosities and stimulating puzzles await them at every turn. Gorgeously illustrated, and rich in references to the history, lore, land, and inhabitants of Tolkien's elaborately constructed world, this collection enchants even as it calls for strong solving skills and keen logic. And, like the Fellowship's quest, the enigmas here become increasingly tricky, thrilling, and challenging as they move from the relative safety of Book One to the dangerous adventures of Book Three. New, smaller edition of Middle-earth Puzzle Collection.

Buddhism and Medicine

An Anthology of Premodern Sources

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Author: C. Pierce Salguero

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 023154426X

Category: Religion

Page: 704

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From its earliest days, Buddhism has been closely intertwined with medicine. Buddhism and Medicine is a singular collection showcasing the generative relationship and mutual influence between these fields across premodern Asia. The anthology combines dozens of English-language translations of premodern Buddhist texts with contextualizing introductions by leading international scholars in Buddhist studies, the history of medicine, and a range of other fields. These sources explore in detail medical topics ranging from the development of fetal anatomy in the womb to nursing, hospice, dietary regimen, magical powers, visualization, and other healing knowledge. Works translated here include meditation guides, popular narratives, ritual manuals, spells texts, monastic disciplinary codes, recipe inscriptions, philosophical treatises, poetry, works by physicians, and other genres. All together, these selections and their introductions provide a comprehensive overview of Buddhist healing throughout Asia. They also demonstrate the central place of healing in Buddhist practice and in the daily life of the premodern world.