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Van Loon, Borin 1951-

Works: 106 works in 559 publications in 17 languages and 12,561 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Biography  History  Graphic novels  Juvenile works  Caricatures and cartoons  Comic books, strips, etc  Anecdotes  Humor  Nonfiction comics 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Creator, Contributor, Other, Draftsman, Editor
Classifications: QH31.D2,
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Borin Van Loon
Darwin for beginners by Jonathan Miller( Book )

32 editions published between 1982 and 2003 in 9 languages and held by 1,679 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 )

42 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 699 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 2011 in 7 languages and held by 604 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 )

15 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 534 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 )

16 editions published between 1981 and 1986 in English and German and held by 527 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 )

28 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 478 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."
DNA : a graphic guide to the molecule that shook the world by Israel Rosenfield( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 462 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 sociology by Richard Osborne( Book )

19 editions published between 1000 and 2009 in English and held by 395 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 critical theory by Stuart Sim( Book )

27 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 362 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 depending on the critical theory applied to it. This vast range of interpretations can leave one feeling confused and frustrated. Introducing Critical Theory provides a route through the tangled jungle of competing theories. It 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 essential methods and objectives of each theoretical school are presented in an incisive and accessible manner. Special attention is paid to recurrent themes and concerns that have preoccupied a century of critical theoretical activity."--Jacket
Introducing eastern philosophy by Richard Osborne( Book )

17 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 333 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."--Jacket
Introducing media studies by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )

27 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It explores the complex relationship between the media, ideology, knowledge and power... It teaches how to analyse film, deconstruct advertising and appreciate how the media shapes public opiniom." -- cover
Introducing Hinduism by Vinay Lal( Book )

20 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 310 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 Buddha by Jane Hope( Book )

25 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 303 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 psychotherapy by Nigel C Benson( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Role of the Rogerian Therapist/CounsellorGestalt Therapy; The Techniques of Perls; Role-playing and Dialogue; Amplification; First-person Speaking; Gestalt Therapy's "Rules for Clients"; Existential Therapy; Existential Therapists; The Goals of Existential Therapy; Group Therapy; Variations within Psychodrama; Transactional Analysis; Games People Play; The Encounter Group; Sensitivity Training; Other Group Therapies; Laughter Therapy; Complementary (or Alternative) Therapy; What is Complementary Therapy?; Physical Therapies; Other Mainly Physical Therapies; Relaxation Therapies
The Caribbean by Antony Mason( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 190 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 176 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 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Text and pictures introduce the history, goegraphy, people, and culture of India
Introducing science by Ziauddin Sardar( Book )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and Croatian and held by 162 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
Introducing Darwin and evolution by Jonathan Miller( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economics by David Orrell( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of the subject from ancient Greeks to the present day
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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 studiesIntroducing mathematicsDNA : a graphic guide to the molecule that shook the worldIntroducing sociologyIntroducing critical theoryIntroducing eastern philosophyIntroducing media studies