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Van Loon, Borin 1951-

Works: 145 works in 628 publications in 10 languages and 13,356 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Popular works  Graphic novels  Comic books, strips, etc  History  Juvenile works  Caricatures and cartoons  Religious comics  Nonfiction comics  Pictorial works 
Roles: Illustrator, Author, Creator, Other, Contributor, Draftsman, Editor
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 1,611 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 cultural studies by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )

69 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 551 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 519 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 )

11 editions published between 1981 and 1986 in English and held by 490 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 held by 470 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 critical theory by Stuart Sim( Book )

28 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 388 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 )

28 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 385 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
Ancient eastern philosophy for beginners by Richard Osborne( Book )

18 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and Czech and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on India and China
Introducing media studies by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )

30 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 302 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 Hinduism by Vinay Lal( Book )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 301 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 psychotherapy by Nigel C Benson( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 188 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 177 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 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and illustrations introduce the geography, history, people, and culture of Spain
Economics by David Orrell( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of the subject from ancient Greeks to the present day
Introducing statistics by Eileen Magnello( Book )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Statistics have given shape to the world we inhabit. Exploring the history, mathematics, philosophy and practical use of statistics, this book traces the rise of statistics from the ancient Babylonians, Egyptians and Chinese, to the censuses of Romans and the Greeks, and the modern emergence of the term itself in Europe
Introducing philosophy of science by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in English and French and held by 102 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
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-

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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 cultural studiesDNA : a graphic guide to the molecule that shook the worldIntroducing critical theoryIntroducing BuddhaAncient eastern philosophy for beginnersIntroducing media studiesIntroducing HinduismIntroducing psychotherapy