Die Wissenschaft bei Tolkien

Author: Henry Gee
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9783527504350
Release Date: 2009
Genre:

Tolkiens Bücher sind mehr als nur irgendwelche Fantasy-Romane; Lesestoff für Kinder und bestenfalls Jugendliche. Tolkiens Bücher sind mehr und jeder, der eines gelesen hat, merkt es, weiß es, kann nur vielleicht nicht sagen warum. Das ist Ihr Buch, wenn Sie mehr über Mittelerde wissen wollen: ob Balrogs fliegen können, weshalb Mithrilrüstungen so hart sind und Legolas auf fünf Meilen Entferung die Zahl der Reiter von Rohan bestimmen kann. Henry Gee nähert sich dem Werk von Tolkien als Naturwissenschaftler und gibt Antworten auf die Fragen, die so viele Fans bewegen.

The Atlas of Middle earth

Author: Karen Wynn Fonstad
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547524405
Release Date: 2014-06-10
Genre: Fiction

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 geography of Middle-earth, from its founding in the Elder Days through the Third Age, including the journeys of Bilbo, Frodo, and the Fellowship of the Ring. Authentic and updated -- nearly one third of the maps are new, and the text is fully revised -- the atlas illuminates the enchanted world created in THE SILMARILLION, THE HOBBIT, and THE LORD OF THE RINGS. 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 an index help readers correlate the maps with Tolkien's novels.

The Atlas of Tolkien e tm s Middle Earth

Author: Karen Wynn Fonstad
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0008194513
Release Date: 2017-01-26
Genre:

Find your way through every part of J.R.R. Tolkienâe(tm)s great creation, from the Middle-earth of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings to the undying lands of the Westâe¦ The Atlas of Tolkienâe(tm)s Middle-earth is an essential guide to the geography of Middle-earth, from its founding in the Elder Days âe" as recounted in The Silmarillion âe" to the Third Age of The Lord of the Rings, including the journeys of Bilbo, Frodo and the Fellowship of the Ring. Hundreds of maps and diagrams survey the journeys of the principal characters day by day âe" including all the battles and key locations of the First, Second and Third Ages. Plans and descriptions of castles, buildings and distinctive landforms accompany thematic maps describing climate, vegetation, languages and population throughout the history of Middle-earth.

J R R Tolkiens fantastische Welt

Author: David Day
Publisher:
ISBN: 3811810065
Release Date: 1980
Genre:

Presents illustrated definitions in alphabetical order of all the imaginary beasts, monsters, races, nations, deities, fauna, and flora of the worlds of Middle-Earth and the Undying Lands. Also includes a map and a chronology of all the ages.

Middle earth and Beyond

Author: Janka Kaščáková
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 9781443826112
Release Date: 2010-10-12
Genre: Literary Collections

One wonders whether there really is a need for another volume of essays on the works of J. R. R. Tolkien. Clearly there is. Especially when the volume takes new directions, employs new approaches, focuses on different texts, or reviews and then challenges received wisdom. This volume intends to do all that. The entries on sources and analogues in The Lord of the Rings, a favorite topic, are still able to take new directions. The analyses of Tolkien’s literary art, less common in Tolkien criticism, focus on character—especially that of Tom Bombadil—in which two different conclusions are reached. But characterization is also seen in the light of different literary techniques, motifs, and symbols. A unique contribution examines the place of linguistics in Tolkien’s literary art, employing Gricean concepts in an analysis of The Lay of the Children of Húrin. And a quite timely essay presents a new interpretation of Tolkien’s attitude toward the environment, especially in the character of Tom Bombadil. In sum, this volume covers new ground, and treads some well-worn paths; but here the well-worn path takes a new turn, taking not only scholars but general readers further into the complex and provocative world of Middle-earth, and beyond.

Flora of Middle Earth

Author: Walter S. Judd
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780190276331
Release Date: 2017-07-18
Genre: Science

Few settings in literature are as widely known or celebrated as J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-Earth. The natural landscape plays a major role in nearly all of Tolkien's major works, and readers have come to view the geography of this fictional universe as integral to understanding and enjoying Tolkien's works. And in laying out this continent, Tolkien paid special attention to its plant life; in total, over 160 plants are explicitly mentioned and described as a part of Middle-Earth. Nearly all of these plants are real species, and many of the fictional plants are based on scientifically grounded botanic principles. In Flora of Middle Earth: Plants of Tolkien's Legendarium, botanist Walter Judd gives a detailed species account of every plant found in Tolkien's universe, complete with the etymology of the plant's name, a discussion of its significance within Tolkien's work, a description of the plant's distribution and ecology, and an original hand-drawn illustration by artist Graham Judd in the style of a woodcut print. Among the over three-thousand vascular plants Tolkien would have seen in the British Isles, the authors show why Tolkien may have selected certain plants for inclusion in his universe over others, in terms of their botanic properties and traditional uses. The clear, comprehensive alphabetical listing of each species, along with the visual identification key of the plant drawings, adds to the reader's understanding and appreciation of the Tolkien canon.

Die Macht der Geographie

Author: Tim Marshall
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 9783423428569
Release Date: 2015-11-20
Genre: History

Wie Geografie Geschichte macht Weltpolitik ist auch Geopolitik. Alle Regierungen, alle Staatschefs unterliegen den Zwängen der Geographie. Berge und Ebenen, Flüsse, Meere, Wüsten setzen ihrem Entscheidungsspielraum Grenzen. Um Geschichte und Politik zu verstehen, muss man selbstverständlich die Menschen, die Ideen, die Einstellungen kennen. Aber wenn man die Geographie nicht mit einbezieht, bekommt man kein vollständiges Bild. Zum Beispiel Russland: Von den Moskauer Großfürsten über Iwan den Schrecklichen, Peter den Großen und Stalin bis hin zu Wladimir Putin sah sich jeder russische Staatschef denselben geostrategischen Problemen ausgesetzt, egal ob im Zarismus, im Kommunismus oder im kapitalistischen Nepotismus. Die meisten Häfen frieren immer noch ein halbes Jahr zu. Nicht gut für die Marine. Die nordeuropäische Tiefebene von der Nordsee bis zum Ural ist immer noch flach. Jeder kann durchmarschieren. Russland, China, die USA, Europa, Afrika, Lateinamerika, der Nahe Osten, Indien und Pakistan, Japan und Korea, die Arktis und Grönland: In zehn Kapiteln zeigt Tim Marshall, wie die Geographie die Weltpolitik beeinflusst und beeinflusst hat.

Das gro e Mittelerde Lexikon

Author: Robert Foster
Publisher: Bastei Lübbe (Bastei Verlag)
ISBN: 3404204530
Release Date: 2010-09-17
Genre: Fiction

Personen, Schauplätze, Begriffe, Hintergründe: das fundierteste Lexikon zur Fantasy-Welt von J. R. R. Tolkien, bearbeitet und ergänzt von Helmut W. Pesch Das Standardwerk zur Welt des Herrn der Ringe, des Hobbit und des Silmarillion. Mit genauen Worterklärungen aller Namen und Bezeichnungen. Sachkundig bearbeitet und auf den neuesten Stand gebracht von einem der führenden Tolkien-Experten Deutschlands, unter Verwendung von Tolkiens bislang nicht auf Deutsch erschienenen Manuskripten und Studien zu Mittelerde. Mit ausführlichen Textverweisen auf die deutschen Ausgaben von Tolkiens Werken.