Van Loon, Borin
Most widely held works by Borin Van Loon
Darwin for beginners by Jonathan Miller ( Book )
17 editions published between 1982 and 2003 in 5 languages and held by 1,614 libraries worldwide
Looks at previous theories about the nature of life, summarizes arguments supporting the theory of evolution, and discusses more recent discoveries in genetics.
DNA for beginners by Israel Rosenfield ( Book )
8 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 587 libraries worldwide
Capitalism for beginners by Robert Lekachman ( Book )
8 editions published between 1981 and 1986 in English and German and held by 538 libraries worldwide
Introducing Buddha by Jane Hope ( Book )
10 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 393 libraries worldwide
"Introducing Buddha describes the life and teachings of the Buddha. It also shows that enlightenment is a matter of experiencing the truth. This is achieved by individual study and by way of inspiration passed from teacher to pupil." "Meditation, Karma, Zen, Tantric, Nirvana are just some of the many Buddhist ideas that have been absorbed into our Western popular idiom often inappropriately and without terms of reference. But this vast and complex non-theistic religion is woven into the fabric of Asian civilizations from India to Vietnam and China to Korea and Japan."--BOOK JACKET.
Introducing cultural studies by Ziauddin Sardar ( Book )
22 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 350 libraries worldwide
Cultural studies signals a major academic revolution as we begin the new millennium. But what exactly is it, and how is it applied? It is a discipline that claims not to be a discipline - a radical critical approach for understanding racial, national, social and gender identities.
Introducing Hinduism by Vinay Lal ( Book )
11 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 341 libraries worldwide
"Hinduism is said to be the world's oldest religion. Yet the word 'Hindu' is of foreign 18th-century origin. Hinduism is defined as a polytheistic religion, but Mahatma Gandhi famously declared that one can be a Hindu without believing in any god. Hinduism appears to accommodate endless contradictions. It is a religion at least as much of myth as of history - it has no historical founder, no single authoritative book, and few central doctrines." "Introducing Hinduism offers a guide to this extraordinarily diverse faith. It untangles the complexities of Hinduism's gods and goddesses, its caste system and its views on sex, everyday life and asceticism. Why do Hindus revere the cow? Must Hindus be vegetarian? Introducing Hinduism explores the links with and differences from Buddhism, Jainism and other religions, and describes the resurgence of Hindu extremism, the phenomenon of Bollywood and the overseas Hindu diaspora."--BOOK JACKET.
Introducing mathematics by Ziauddin Sardar ( Book )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 339 libraries worldwide
"Introducing Mathematics traces the story of mathematics from the ancient world to modern times, describing the great discoveries and providing an accessible introduction to such topics as number-systems, geometry and algebra, the calculus, the theory of the infinite, statistical reasoning and chaos theory."
Introducing sociology by Richard Osborne ( Book )
13 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 322 libraries worldwide
Genetics for beginners by Steve Jones ( Book )
4 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 279 libraries worldwide
Introducing critical theory by Stuart Sim ( Book )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 263 libraries worldwide
Explores the recent explosion in the production of critical theories, including deconstruction, post-structuralism, postmodernism, second-wave feminism, new historicism, cultural materialism, postcolonialism, black criticism, and queer theory. Provides a context for these recent developments by situating them within the longer-term tradition of critical analysis going back to the rise of Marxism.
The Caribbean by Antony Mason ( Book )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 248 libraries worldwide
Introduces the many islands of the Caribbean Sea.
Introducing media studies by Ziauddin Sardar ( Book )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and Romanian and held by 241 libraries worldwide
Introducing genetics by Steve Jones ( Book )
10 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 240 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the history of genetics from Mendel to the human gene map, discussing topics including genetic engineering, heredity, disease, eugenics, health insurance, mutations, politics, and viruses.
DNA : a graphic guide to the molecule that shook the world by Israel Rosenfield ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 234 libraries worldwide
Spain by Marilyn Tolhurst ( Book )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 231 libraries worldwide
Text and illustrations introduce the geography, history, people, and culture of Spain.
India by Bridget Ardley ( Book )
5 editions published in 1989 in English and French and held by 226 libraries worldwide
Text and pictures introduce the history, goegraphy, people, and culture of India.
Introducing cultural studies by Ziauddin Sardar ( Book )
8 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 220 libraries worldwide
This text provides students and the general reader with an informative tour through the minefield of cultural studies, examining its origins in Britain and its adoption in the USA, Australia and South Asia, explaining the ideas of its leading exponents and offering a look at its uses around the world. The book traces the course of cultural studies from post-colonialism via feminism, queer theory, technoculture and the media to globalization.
Introducing eastern philosophy by Richard Osborne ( Book )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 219 libraries worldwide
"Disenchantment with the underlying materialism of much of present-day society is driving many Westerners towards the integrated approach of Eastern philosophy, but often in a vague and generalized form." "In this introduction to the world's oldest philosophies, Richard Osborne and Borin Van Loon brilliantly elucidate the complex strands of Eastern thought from Confucius to Buddha and Islam to Tao. They explain the emphasis on the "nature of being", and on ethical and communal principles." "They also illuminate the search for Enlightenment, showing how these ideas are set within a cosmic whole rather than a framework of practical, scientific, and individual thought."--BOOK JACKET.
Sociology for beginners by Richard Osborne ( Book )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 176 libraries worldwide
Introducing Darwin and evolution by Jonathan Miller ( Book )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 162 libraries worldwide
Anecdotes Biography Buddhism Buddhism--Doctrines Buddhist philosophy Capitalism Caribbean Area Caricatures and cartoons Comic books, strips, etc. Critical theory Culture Culture--Study and teaching Darwin, Charles,--1809-1882 DNA Economic history Economics England Evolution (Biology) Gautama Buddha Genetics Geodesic domes Graphic novels Hinduism History Humor India Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) Introductions Ireland Juvenile works Mass media Mathematics Medicine Molecular biology Naturalists Philosophy, Asian Pictorial works Politics and culture Popular culture Popular works Psychotherapy Religion Science Social history Sociology Spain Statistics Teachings United States Weather
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