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'For Beginners...' Guides -
"For Beginners® is the documentary, graphic nonfiction book series. Every book in the series serves one purpose: to present to the reader in a straightforward, accessible manner the works of great thinkers and subjects alike. With subjects ranging from philosophy, to politics, to art and beyond, the For Beginners® series covers a range of familiar concepts in a humorous comic book-style, and takes a readily comprehensible approach that’s respective of the intelligence of its audience. This series is for those who want to know more about a subject, but don’t want to get bogged down in dry facts. Each book is painstakingly researched, written and illustrated in a style that best suits the subject."
(For Beginners Guides)
http://www.forbeginnersbooks.com/

Related category: Education
Related booklists: Graphic Novels and Cartoons - Non-Fiction, No-Nonsense Guides (New Internationalist), Very Short Introductions..., 'Introducing...' Guides, Great Ideas..., 'For Dummies...' Guides, Teach Yourself... Guides, Rough Guides: Reference Books,

These are some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many others that we can also order! (Note: this website cannot tell you if we have a book in stock right now or not, and though we do our best to keep information up to date, occasionally prices may have changed.)
The COVID-19 crisis is causing delays in supply from some book distributors, and currently most books take at least 1 - 2 weeks to come in - so if you need any of these books urgently, or by a specific date, use the enquiry links to ask about supply time.

Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 17 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book Climate Change for Beginners by Dean Goodwin, Ph.D., illustrated by Joe Lee
    Climate Change for Beginners - by Dean Goodwin, Ph.D., illustrated by Joe Lee

    £11.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781939994431 | ISBN 10: 1939994438

    The evidence continues to mount: Climate change is for real! But what does it all really mean, and what can we do about it? In this concise, highly readable narrative, a leading environmental scientist and educator takes a scrupulously balanced appro ... more

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  • Cover image of book Civil Rights for Beginners by Paul Von Blum, illustrated by Frank Reynoso
    Civil Rights for Beginners - by Paul Von Blum, illustrated by Frank Reynoso

    £11.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781934389898 | ISBN 10: 1934389897

    A large swath of literature on the civil rights movement exists in the United States. Much of that literature focuses on the dramatic events of the African American resistance to Jim Crow and oppression from the mid 1950s through the early 1970s. Fre ... more

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  • Cover image of book Paul Robeson for Beginners by Paul Von Blum, illustrated by Elizabeth Von Blum & Ramses
    Paul Robeson for Beginners - by Paul Von Blum, illustrated by Elizabeth Von Blum & Ramses

    £12.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781934389812 | ISBN 10: 1934389811

    Paul Robeson, despite being one of the greatest Renaissance figures in American history, still remains in relative anonymity. An exceptional scholar, lawyer, athlete, stage and screen actor, linguist, singer, and civil rights and political activist, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Gender and Sexuality for Beginners by Jaimee Garbacik, illustrated by Jeffrey Lewis
    Gender and Sexuality for Beginners - by Jaimee Garbacik, illustrated by Jeffrey Lewis

    £12.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781934389690 | ISBN 10: 1934389692

    What does sexual orientation mean if the very categories of gender are in question? How do we measure equality when our society’s definitions of “male” and “female” leave out much of the population? There is no consensus on what a “real” man or woman ... more

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  • Cover image of book Unions For Beginners by David Cogswell, illustrated by C.M. Butzer
    Unions For Beginners - by David Cogswell, illustrated by C.M. Butzer

    £12.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781934389775 | ISBN 10: 1934389773

    Do you appreciate your forty-hour, five-day workweek? Appreciate having a safe working environment? Unions made this all possible in one way or another. Unions bring value to all sectors of a society. As the champion of people power versus corporate ... more

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  • Cover image of book Jane Austen for Beginners by Robert Dryden, Illustrated by Joe Lee
    Jane Austen for Beginners - by Robert Dryden, Illustrated by Joe Lee

    £12.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781934389614 | ISBN 10: 1934389617

    Jane Austen's novels are classics. They have never been out of print, and have continuously been turned into countless movies and TV series, yet her works still remain largely misunderstood. On their surface, Austen's novels all involve characters ... more

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  • Cover image of book Poetry for Beginners by Margaret Chapman and Kathleen Welton, illustrated by Reuben Negron
    Poetry for Beginners - by Margaret Chapman and Kathleen Welton, illustrated by Reuben Negron

    £11.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781934389461 | ISBN 10: 1934389463

    Poetry is one of those subjects almost impossible to define as it can be so many things at once. It can be: kids whispering limericks on the playground; secret languages used by revolutionaries and spies; or the written strength of oppressed people. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Existentialism for Beginners by David Cogswell, illustrated by Joe Lee
    Existentialism for Beginners - by David Cogswell, illustrated by Joe Lee

    £11.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781934389218 | ISBN 10: 1934389218

    Existentialism For Beginners is an entertaining romp through the history of a philosophical movement that has had a broad and enduring influence on Western culture. From the middle of the Nineteenth Century through the late Twentieth Century, existen ... more

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  • Cover image of book Anarchism for Beginners by Marcos Mayer
    Anarchism for Beginners - by Marcos Mayer

    £11.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781934389324 | ISBN 10: 1934389323

    The ideas of Proudhon, Bakunin, and Kropotkin, that seemed to have been buried by history, especially since the second half of 20th century, are regathering their strength. As seen by the number of libertarian flags at anti-globalization and anti-cor ... more

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  • Cover image of book Shakespeare for Beginners by Brandon Toropov and Josseph Lee
    Shakespeare for Beginners - by Brandon Toropov and Josseph Lee

    £12.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781934389294 | ISBN 10: 1934389293

    Despite the reshifting of values that has affected every aspect of life in the 21st century, William Shakespeare still stands as the greatest writer the English language has ever produced. Even so, many people have never read him. If you have never r ... more

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  • Cover image of book Islam for Beginners by N. I Matar
    Islam for Beginners - by N. I Matar

    £11.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781934389010 | ISBN 10: 1934389013

    Five times a day, close to a billion people turn to the Ka’aba in submission to Allah/God. In the seventeenth century the religion of Islam was revealed to the Prophet Mohammad through the Holy Koran. Since then, Islam has spread to every corner of ... more

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  • Cover image of book Nietzsche for Beginners by Marc Sautet and Patrick Boussignac
    Nietzsche for Beginners - by Marc Sautet and Patrick Boussignac

    £11.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781934389058 | ISBN 10: 1934389056

    The unorthodox life and ideas of Friedrich Nietzsche come alive in this documentary history. Nietzsche For Beginners presents a clear picture of the time in which this revolutionary philosopher lived and worked.   We meet the luminaries of the age ... more

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  • Cover image of book Malcolm X for Beginners by Bernard Aquina Doctor
    Malcolm X for Beginners - by Bernard Aquina Doctor

    £12.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781934389041 | ISBN 10: 1934389048

    In Malcolm X For Beginners, Bernard Doctor reveals the teacher, the leader, and the revoluitonary voice of change that Malcolm X was, and continues to be. Powerful narrative and graphics tell the story of Malcolm X’s life, his journey of self-discov ... more

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  • Cover image of book Black History for Beginners by Denise Dennis
    Black History for Beginners - by Denise Dennis

    £11.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781934389195 | ISBN 10: 1934389196

    What is Black History? Did you know what blacks were in Cortez’s crew in Mexico, with Pizarro in Peru and Alvarado in Quito…that when Balboa discovered the Pacific Ocean, 30 black people were with him….that when Alarcon and Coronado conquered Mexico, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Arabs & Israel for Beginners by Ron David
    Arabs & Israel for Beginners - by Ron David

    £10.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781934389164 | ISBN 10: 1934389161

    The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is in the headlines daily, but do most Americans really understand what it is about? With dramatic events happening almost every day in this region, and the US government increasingly becoming involved, the American p ... more

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  • Cover image of book Black Women for Beginners by S. Pearl Sharp
    Black Women for Beginners - by S. Pearl Sharp

    £11.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781934389201 | ISBN 10: 193438920x

    There's a Black Woman on each of the seven continents, in almost every country. So no matter where you go, she's already been there. Her presence is everywhere.  Black Women for Beginners chronicles the trials and triumphs of Black Women from an ... more

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  • Cover image of book Wales for Beginners by Jeff Fallow
    Wales for Beginners - by Jeff Fallow

    £7.99   paperback   (1999) - ISBN 13: 9780863162848 | ISBN 10: 0863162843

    The Romans fought them. The Normans did, too. English kings dotted the country with massive castles to awe the people - and made their eldest sons Princes of the land. Henry VIII (and he was part Welsh) did his bloated royal best to destroy Wales as ... more

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