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Beginners Guides give expert analysis on a vast range of topics. Affordable, accessible and fascinating, titles in the list feature the most in-depth introductions available for anyone curious about the way the world works and the big ideas of our time.

‘Few readers can fail to come away armed with invaluable knowledge after dipping into Oneworld’s Beginners Guides series. Insightful and informative, they make mind-boggling concepts simple and stimulate further inquiry.’ Sunday Times

‘Oneworld’s Beginner’s Guides are thought-provoking yet accessible introductions to a myriad of subjects, providing an engagingly written starting point for curious readers while also being substantial enough to challenge those who know more.’ James Crabtree, author of The Billionaire Raj

New and notable Beginner’s Guides

All titles from Beginner's Guides

Classics

Emily Greenwood

Astronomy

William H. Waller

Humanism

Peter Cave

Imperial China

Dr. Peter Lorge

Biodiversity

John Spicer

Populism

Simon Tormey

Jesus

Anthony Le Donne

Oil

Vaclav Smil

Justice

Raymond Wacks

Cancer

Paul Scotting

Jazz

Stuart Nicholson

Energy

Vaclav Smil

War

Aaron Edwards

Stalin

Abraham Ascher

The Middle East

Philip Robins

Ancient Philosophy

William J. Prior

Parapsychology

Caroline Watt

British Politics

Richard S. Grayson

Economics

James Forder

Forensic Science

Jay Siegel

The Victorians

Dr. David Gange

Shi’i Islam

Moojan Momen

Rawls

Paul Graham

History

David Nash

The World Trade Organization

Prof. David Collins

Archaeology

Joe Flatman

Ethics

Peter Cave

The Crusades

Andrew Jotischky

Nineteenth-Century Art

Laurie Schneider Adams

World War II

Christopher Catherwood

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