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Van Loon, Borin 1951-

Works: 142 works in 613 publications in 11 languages and 13,273 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Popular works  Graphic novels  History  Comic books, strips, etc  Juvenile works  Caricatures and cartoons  Nonfiction comics  Religious comics  Pictorial works 
Roles: Illustrator, Author, Creator, Other, Contributor, Editor, Draftsman
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Borin Van Loon
Darwin for beginners by Jonathan Miller( Book )

29 editions published between 1982 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,622 WorldCat member 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
Introducing genetics by Steve Jones( Book )

27 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and French and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published as Genetics for beginners, in 1993
Introducing cultural studies by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )

70 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charting the origins of cultural studies, and examining the ideas of its exponents, this is a guide to the essential concepts of this area of study
DNA for beginners by Israel Rosenfield( Book )

17 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary comic book that presents information about the discovery and importance of DNA, examining the impact of DNA research on society and discussing its significance in history and for the future of life on Earth
Sociology for beginners by Richard Osborne( Book )

27 editions published between 1000 and 2009 in English and Arabic and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the origins of various schools of thought, from Enlightenment thinkers and the work of Auguste Comte to the developments of Karl Marx among others. The text outlines the rapid expansion of sociology in 20th century America and Britain, the Chicago School and the rise of structuralism
Capitalism for beginners by Robert Lekachman( Book )

11 editions published between 1981 and 1986 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the Western economic system considers investment, business cycles, the free market, recession, and the energy crisis and looks at the theories of Smith, Keynes, and Marx
DNA : a graphic guide to the molecule that shook the world by Israel Rosenfield( Book )

8 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With humor, depth, and philosophical and historical insight, DNA reaches out to a wide range of readers with its graphic portrayal of a complicated science. Suitable for use in and out of the classroom, this volume covers DNA's many marvels, from its original discovery in 1869 to early-twentieth-century debates on the mechanisms of inheritance and the deeper nature of life's evolution and variety. Even readers who lack a background in science and philosophy will learn a tremendous amount from this engaging narrative. The book elucidates DNA's relationship to health and th
Introducing critical theory by Stuart Sim( Book )

27 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last few decades have seen an explosion in the production of critical theories, with deconstructionists, poststructuralists, postmodernists, second-wave feminists, new historicists, cultural materialists, postcolonialists, black critics and queer theorists, among a host of others, all vying for our attention. The world around us can look very different on the critical theory applied to it. This vast range of interpretations can leave one feeling confused and frustrated. This book provides a route through the tangled jungle of competing theories
Introducing Buddha by Jane Hope( Book )

27 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Meditation, Karma, Zen, Tentric, Nirvana - these are some of the many Buddhist ideas that have entered popular Western thought, usually inappropriately. What is the truth of Buddhism, its history and variety of practices? This vast and complex non-theistic religion in woven into the fabric of Asian civilisations for India to the Himalayan regions, China, Vietnam, Korea, Japan and elsewhere." "Introducing Buddha describes the life and teachings of the Buddhia. Author Jane Hope, who has herself taught Buddhism extensively, also shows that enlightenment is a matter of experiencing the truth individually and by inspiration which is passed from teacher to student. Superbly illustrated by Borin Van Loon, the book illuminates this process through a rich legacy of stories, and explains the practices of meditation, Taoism and Zen. It goes on to describe the role of Buddhism in modern Asia and its growing influence on Western thought."--Jacket
Introducing mathematics by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member 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."
Ancient eastern philosophy for beginners by Richard Osborne( Book )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and Czech and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on India and China
Introducing Hinduism by Vinay Lal( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member 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."--Jacket
Introducing media studies by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )

29 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No one can escape the influence of the media. Every day we watch hours of TV, listen to the radio, read newspapers and magazines, go to the cinema, sit in front of videos or surf the Web. These information commodities exercise enormous influence and power over all of us. Introducing Media Studies explores the complex relationship between the media, ideology, knowledge and power. It provides a scintillating tour of media history and presents a coherent view of the media industry, media theory and methods in media research. It explains how 'the audience' is constructed and how it in turn interprets the content and meaning of media representation. We also learn how to analyse film, deconstruct advertising and appreciate how TV and the press shape public opinion. The media is a condition of our existence and, in an unprecedented way, the pervading shape of our history. No one can afford to neglect a critical understanding of its omnipresence. Here is an entertaining and informative book, accessible to students and general readers concerned with the increasing power, influence and proliferation of the media."--Publisher's website (
Introducing psychotherapy by Nigel C Benson( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What exactly is psychotherapy? And how can you choose which method is best for you? Offers a comprehensive guide to some of the main aspects of psychotherapy including psychoanalysis, behavioural and cognitive techniques, and individual and group therapies, as well as exploring the lesser-known areas of complimentary and alternative treatments
The Caribbean by Antony Mason( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces the many islands of the Caribbean Sea
Spain by Marilyn Tolhurst( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and illustrations introduce the geography, history, people, and culture of Spain
India by Bridget Ardley( Book )

3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and pictures introduce the history, goegraphy, people, and culture of India
Introducing statistics by Eileen Magnello( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the medicine we take, the cars we drive, the clothes we wear to even the beer we drink, statistics give shape to everything we do. Yet, for all their ubiquity, most of us really don't know what to make of statistics. Exploring the history, mathematics, philosophy and practical use of statistics, this brand-new Introducing title will be of interest to anyone perplexed by the jungle of numbers in which we all live
Economics by David Orrell( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brand-new INTRODUCING guide to the subject that really makes the world go round
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Darwin for beginners
Alternative Names
Loon, Borin van

Loon, Borin van 1951-

Loon Borin Van 1952-....

Loon, Boris van 1951-

Van Loon, Borin

Van Loon, Boris 1951-

VanLoon, Borin 1951-

VanLoon, Boris 1951-

بورين فان لون، 1951-

فان لو، بورين، 1951-

فان لون، بورن، 1951-

لون، بورين فان، 1951-

루운, 반 1951-

룬, 보린 반 1951-

룬, 보린 밴 1951-

반 룬, 보린 1951-

ヴァン・ルーン, ボリン

バン・ルーン, B

ルーン, B. V

ルーン, ボリン・バン

Introducing geneticsIntroducing cultural studiesSociology for beginnersDNA : a graphic guide to the molecule that shook the worldIntroducing critical theoryIntroducing BuddhaIntroducing mathematicsAncient eastern philosophy for beginners