Tolkien et les sciences.
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The key to understanding Tolkien’s world was missing: science. We knew the formidable writer, creator of worlds, inventor of languages, we discover the botanist, the paleontologist, the geologist, the enthusiast of archaeology and chemistry. As a self-taught scientist, Tolkien observed a lot and asked himself a thousand and one questions about fauna, flora, marine currents, volcanoes. This is what makes his imaginary universes and creatures so credible. 38 experts (archaeologist, astrophysicist, philosopher, paleontologist, economist, psychoanalyst, volcanologist, botanist, chemist, doctor, etc.) sifted through Tolkien’s numerous novels, poems and correspondence to reveal its scientific roots. Each chapter is thus the object of a discovery: the hidden meaning of the Ring that corrupts, why the Hobbits have big feet, the origin of the people of the Dwarves, the animals that inspired its dragons, an Ent is it possible… Illustrated by superb unpublished drawings by Arnaud Rafaelian, this book for Tolkien fans, science lovers, and others illuminates with an unpublished light this world work.
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