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Van Loon, Borin 1951-

Works: 113 works in 478 publications in 15 languages and 12,647 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Biography  History  Juvenile works  Graphic novels  Comic books, strips, etc  Caricatures and cartoons  Anecdotes  Humor 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Creator, Contributor, Editor, Draftsman
Classifications: QP624, 572.86
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Borin Van Loon
Darwin for beginners by Jonathan Miller( Book )
21 editions published between 1982 and 2003 in English and French and held by 1,675 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
DNA a graphic guide to the molecule that shook the world by Israel Rosenfield( )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 1,359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With humor, depth, and philosophical and historical insight, this book features a graphic portrayal of a complicated science. 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. The book elucidates DNA's relationship to health and the cause and cure of disease. It also covers the creation of new life forms, nanomachines, and perspectives on crime detection, and considers the philosophical sources of classical Darwinian theory and recent, radical changes in the understanding of evolution itself. Already these developments have profoundly affected our notions about living things. Illustrations recount the contributions of Gregor Mendel, Frederick Griffith, James Watson, and Francis Crick, among other biologists, scientists, and researchers, and depict the modern controversies surrounding the Human Genome Project and cloning
Introducing cultural studies by Ziauddin Sardar( )
46 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and Persian and held by 1,100 WorldCat member 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 Cultural Studies provides an incisive tour through the minefield of this complex subject, charting its origins in Britain and its migration to the USA, Canada, France, Australia and South Asia, examining the ideas of its leading exponents and providing a flavour of its use around the world. Covering the ground from Gramsci to Raymond Williams, postcolonial discourse to the politics of diaspora, feminism to queer theory, technoculture and the media to globalization, it serves as an insightful guide to the essential concepts of this fascinating area of study. It is essential reading for all those concerned with the quickening pulse of old, new and emerging cultures
Introducing critical theory by Stuart Sim( )
22 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 862 WorldCat member 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
Introducing Buddha by Jane Hope( )
27 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes the life and teachings of the Buddha, but it also shows that enlightenment is a matter of experiencing the truth individually and by inspiration which is passed from teacher to student
Introducing genetics by Steve Jones( Book )
37 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First published as Genetics for beginners, in 1993
Introducing Hinduism by Vinay Lal( Book )
18 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provides an introduction to the key philosophical, literary, mythological and cultural traditions of this faith. 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
DNA for beginners by Israel Rosenfield( Book )
14 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 557 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
Capitalism for beginners by Robert Lekachman( Book )
13 editions published between 1981 and 1986 in English and German and held by 526 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
Introducing mathematics by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )
20 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 470 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."
Introducing sociology by Richard Osborne( Book )
19 editions published between 1000 and 2009 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
With innovative graphics, Introducing Sociology traces the discipline's history, and explains the intricacies of its major thinkers from Comte and Marx to Baudrillard and beyond
Introducing eastern philosophy by Richard Osborne( Book )
19 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 400 WorldCat member 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
Introducing media studies by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )
16 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introducing psychotherapy by Nigel C Benson( Book )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and Czech and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Caribbean by Antony Mason( Book )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introduces the many islands of the Caribbean Sea
Introducing Darwin and evolution by Jonathan Miller( Book )
9 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
India by Bridget Ardley( Book )
5 editions published in 1989 in English and French and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Text and pictures introduce the history, goegraphy, people, and culture of India
Spain by Marilyn Tolhurst( Book )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Text and illustrations introduce the geography, history, people, and culture of Spain
Introducing science by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What do scientists actually do? Is science "value-free"? How has science evolved through history? Where is science leading us? Introducing Philosophy of Science is a clear and incisively illustrated map of the big questions underpinning science. It is essential reading for students, the general public, and even scientists themselves
Sociology for beginners by Richard Osborne( Book )
9 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and Indonesian and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Loon Borin Van
Loon, Borin van 1951-
Loon, Boris van 1951-
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-
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
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