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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

Classical Music

Professor Julian Johnson

Descartes

Harry M. Bracken

Journalism

Sarah Niblock

Racism

Alana Lentin

Biodiversity

John Spicer

The United Nations

Norrie MacQueen

Paul

Morna D. Hooker

Judaism

Lavinia Cohn-Sherbok, Dan Cohn-Sherbok

Bioterror and Biowarfare

Malcolm R. Dando

NATO

Jennifer Medcalf

Volcanoes

Rosaly M. C. Lopes

Climate Change

Emily Boyd, Emma L. Tompkins

Dyslexia

Nicola Brunswick

Lacan

Lionel Bailly

Religion

Martin Forward

Nietzsche

Robert Wicks

Cloning

Aaron D. Levine

History of Science

Sean F. Johnston

Life in the Universe

Lewis Dartnell

Renaissance Art

Tom Nichols

Feminism

Sally J. Scholz

The Northern Ireland Conflict

Aaron Edwards, Cillian McGrattan

Aesthetics

Charles Taliaferro

The Cold War

Merrilyn Thomas

Philosophy of Religion

Charles Taliaferro

Africa

Tom Young

Conservation

Paul Jepson, Richard J. Ladle

Philosophy of Science

Geoffrey Gorham

Engineering

Natasha McCarthy

Machiavelli

Cary J. Nederman

Philosophy

Peter Cave

The Islamic Veil

Elizabeth M. Bucar

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