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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

Anthropology

Joy Hendry, Simon Underdown

Huxley

Kieron O'Hara

The European Union

Alasdair Blair

French Literature

Carol Clark

Art

Laurie Schneider Adams

Planet Earth

John R. Gribbin

The Torah

Joel S. Kaminsky, Joel N. Lohr

Modern Slavery

Kevin Bales, Zoe Trodd, Alex Kent Williamson

Shakespeare

Ros King

Particle Physics

Brian Martin

British Politics

Richard S. Grayson

Cancer

Paul Scotting

Literary Theory

Clare Connors

Aquinas

Edward Feser

Censorship

Julian Petley

The Middle East

Philip Robins

Forensic Science

Jay Siegel

Humanism

Peter Cave

The Buddha

John Strong

The Qur’an

Farid Esack

Islamic Philosophy

Majid Fakhry

Psychology

G. Neil Martin

Existentialism

Thomas E. Wartenberg

Dewey

David L. Hildebrand

The Palestine-Israeli Conflict

Dan Cohn-Sherbok, Dawoud Sudqi El Alami

The Brain

Ammar al-Chalabi, Martin Turner, R. Shane Delamont

Oil

Vaclav Smil

Daoism

James Miller

The Brain

Ammar al-Chalabi, Martin R. Turner, R. Shane Delamont

Hinduism

Klaus K. Klostermaier

Sufism

William C. Chittick

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