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Van Loon, Borin 1951-

Works: 136 works in 452 publications in 10 languages and 11,883 library holdings
Genres: Popular works  Biography  Juvenile works  History  Graphic novels  Comic books, strips, etc  Caricatures and cartoons 
Roles: Illustrator, Contributor, Creator, Editor, Draftsman
Classifications: QH31.D2, 576.82092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Borin Van Loon
Darwin for beginners by Jonathan Miller ( Book )
20 editions published between 1982 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 1,709 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 ( )
10 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,166 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 ( Book )
44 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and Danish and held by 988 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 critical theory by Stuart Sim ( )
18 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 746 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."--BOOK JACKET
Introducing Buddha by Jane Hope ( )
23 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 734 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 )
19 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First published as Genetics for beginners, in 1993
DNA for beginners by Israel Rosenfield ( Book )
14 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 564 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 )
9 editions published between 1981 and 1986 in English and held by 525 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 Hinduism by Vinay Lal ( Book )
15 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 496 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."--BOOK JACKET
Introducing mathematics by Ziauddin Sardar ( Book )
17 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 453 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 )
21 editions published between 1000 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 420 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 )
17 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 392 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 )
12 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introducing psychotherapy by Nigel C Benson ( Book )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Caribbean by Antony Mason ( Book )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 212 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 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Text and illustrations introduce the geography, history, people, and culture of Spain
India by Nicholas Nugent ( Book )
3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Text and pictures introduce the history, goegraphy, people, and culture of India
Introducing Darwin and evolution by Jonathan Miller ( Book )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sociology for beginners by Richard Osborne ( Book )
8 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and Indonesian and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of medicine by Barbara Behm ( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the practice of medicine from ancient times to the present and describes its current status regarding technological advances and differing levels of expertise in different parts of the world
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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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