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'Introducing...' Guides -
"'Introducing' is a series of graphic guides that covers every key thinker and topic in philosophy, psychology and science, and many others in politics, religion, cultural studies, linguistics and other areas. Each book is written by an expert in the field, and illustrated by a leading graphic artist. There's no better or more enjoyable way to get your head around the biggest ideas mankind has ever come up with."
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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 30 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book Introducing Literary Criticism: A Graphic Guide by Owen Holland and Piero
    Introducing Literary Criticism: A Graphic Guide - by Owen Holland and Piero

    £6.99   paperback   (2016) - ISBN 13: 9781848319042 | ISBN 10: 1848319045

    From Plato to Virginia Woolf, Structuralism to Practical Criticism, Introducing Literary Criticism charts the history and development of literary criticism into a rich and complex discipline.  Tackling disputes over the value and meaning of litera ... more

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  • Cover image of book Introducing Walter Benjamin: A Graphic Guide by Howard Caygill, Alex Coles and Andrezej Klimowski
    Introducing Walter Benjamin: A Graphic Guide - by Howard Caygill, Alex Coles and Andrezej Klimowski

    £6.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781848316928 | ISBN 10: 1848316925

    Walter Benjamin is often considered the key modern philosopher and critic of modern art.  Tracing his influence on modern aesthetics and cultural history, Introducing Walter Benjamin highlights his commitment to political transformation of the art ... more

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  • Cover image of book Introducing Existentialism: A Graphic Guide by Richard Appignanesi and Oscar Zarate
    Introducing Existentialism: A Graphic Guide - by Richard Appignanesi and Oscar Zarate

    £6.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781848316133 | ISBN 10: 1848316135

    Richard Appignanesi goes on a personal quest of Existentialism in its original state. He begins with Camus’ question of suicide: ‘Must life have a meaning to be lived?’ Is absurdity at the heart of Existentialism? Or is Sartre right: is Existentialis ... more

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  • Cover image of book Introducing the Holocaust: A Graphic Guide by Haim Bresheeth, Stuart Hood and Litza Jansz
    Introducing the Holocaust: A Graphic Guide - by Haim Bresheeth, Stuart Hood and Litza Jansz

    £6.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781848315143 | ISBN 10: 1848315147

    Popular culture often portrays the Holocaust as a horrific drama played out between Nazi executioners and ghetto Jewish victims - in short, a single aberration of history.  Introducing the Holocaust is a powerful graphic guide that diss ... more

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  • Cover image of book Introducing Fascism: A Graphic Guide by Stuart Hood and Litza Jansz
    Introducing Fascism: A Graphic Guide - by Stuart Hood and Litza Jansz

    £6.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781848316126 | ISBN 10: 1848316127

    Did Fascism end with the Allied victory over the Axis powers in 1945, or has it been lying dormant and is now re-awakening as we move into the 21st century? Introducing Fascism trace the origins of Fascism in 19th-century traditions of ultra-conserva ... more

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  • Cover image of book Introducing Counselling: A Practical Guide by Alistair Ross
    Introducing Counselling: A Practical Guide - by Alistair Ross

    £6.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781848316263 | ISBN 10: 1848316267

    Introducing Counselling: A Practical Guide is an accessible and practical route into counselling techniques. What is it? How does it work? And how can it change your life?  With expert advice on everything from the ethics of counselling to ident ... more

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  • Cover image of book Introducing Assertiveness: A Practical Guide by David Bonham-Carter
    Introducing Assertiveness: A Practical Guide - by David Bonham-Carter

    £6.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781848315051 | ISBN 10: 1848315058

    What is assertiveness, and what are benefits? Filled with straightforward, practical advice, Introducing Assertiveness: A Practical Guide will help you find out, allowing you to overcome passive behaviour and take ownership of your own thoughts and f ... more

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  • Cover image of book Introducing Marx: A Graphic Guide by Rius
    Introducing Marx: A Graphic Guide - by Rius

    £7.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781848314078 | ISBN 10: 1848314078

    A compact Introducing guide to the influential philosopher, sociologist and economist.  Introducing Marx explores the life of the most famous Socialist figure, from his early years to meeting Engels in1842. It provides a readable, understandable ... more

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  • Cover image of book Introducing Infinity: A Graphic Guide by Brian Clegg, illustrated by Oliver Pugh
    Introducing Infinity: A Graphic Guide - by Brian Clegg, illustrated by Oliver Pugh

    £7.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781848314061 | ISBN 10: 184831406x

    The Ancient Greeks were so horrified by the implications of an endless number that they drowned the man who gave away the secret. A German mathematician was driven mad by the repercussions of his discovery of transfinite numbers. How will you fare? ... more

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  • Cover image of book Introducing Psychotherapy: A Graphic Guide by Nigel C. Benson and Borin Van Loon
    Introducing Psychotherapy: A Graphic Guide - by Nigel C. Benson and Borin Van Loon

    £7.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781848313446 | ISBN 10: 1848313446

    What exactly is psychotherapy? And how can you choose which method is best for you? This title offers a comprehensive guide to some of the main aspects of psychotherapy including psychoanalysis, behavioural and cognitive techniques, and individual an ... more

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  • Cover image of book Introducing Bertrand Russell: A Graphic Guide (2nd revised edition) by Dave Robinson, illustrated by Judy Groves
    Introducing Bertrand Russell: A Graphic Guide (2nd revised edition) - by Dave Robinson, illustrated by Judy Groves

    £7.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781848313026 | ISBN 10: 1848313020

    Bertrand Russell changed Western philosophy forever. He co-authored the infamous Principia Mathematica, the most difficult book ever written on the logic of mathematics. A pioneer in logical analysis, he was a resolute empiricist who tackled many puz ... more

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  • Cover image of book Introducing Slavoj Zizek: A Graphic Guide by Christopher Kul-Want and Piero
    Introducing Slavoj Zizek: A Graphic Guide - by Christopher Kul-Want and Piero

    £7.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781848312937 | ISBN 10: 1848312938

    A brand-new Introducing title on the ‘world’s most dangerous philosopher’.   Slavoj Zizek is one of those rare philosophers writing today whose fame exceeds academia and who is widely known publicly.   Zizek’s work and writings ... more

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  • Cover image of book Introducing Chomsky: A Graphic Guide by John Maher and Judy Groves
    Introducing Chomsky: A Graphic Guide - by John Maher and Judy Groves

    £7.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781848312944 | ISBN 10: 1848312946

    Linguist Noam Chomsky maintains that the human brain has an innate language faculty, and that part of this biological endowment is a 'universal grammar', a theory of principles common to all languages. Thus, all human languages and the ways in which ... more

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  • Cover image of book Introducing Thatcherism: A Graphic Guide by Peter Pugh and Carl Flint
    Introducing Thatcherism: A Graphic Guide - by Peter Pugh and Carl Flint

    £7.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781848312982 | ISBN 10: 1848312989

    Compact Introducing guide to Britain’s first female and, probably, most divisive prime minister, and the thinking that guided her.  Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister of Great Britain from 1979 to 1990 and in that time presided over the mos ... more

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  • Cover image of book Introducing Political Philosophy: A Graphic Guide by Dave Robinson and Judy Groves
    Introducing Political Philosophy: A Graphic Guide - by Dave Robinson and Judy Groves

    £7.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781848312036 | ISBN 10: 1848312032

    Philosophers have always asked fundamental and disturbing questions about politics. Plato and Aristotle debated the merits of democracy. The origins of society, the state and government authority were issues addressed by Hobbes, Rousseau, Hegel, Marx ... more

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  • Cover image of book Introducing Economics: A Graphic Guide by David Orrell, illustrated by Borin Van Loon
    Introducing Economics: A Graphic Guide - by David Orrell, illustrated by Borin Van Loon

    £7.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781848312159 | ISBN 10: 1848312156

    Economics was described by the English economist Lionel Robbins in 1935 as ‘the science of scarcity’ but these days economics is everywhere, and it’s never been more popular – as bestselling books such as Freakonomics attest.  But what is ... more

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  • Cover image of book Introducing Baudrillard: A Graphic Guide by Christopher Horrocks, illustrated by Zoran Jevtic
    Introducing Baudrillard: A Graphic Guide - by Christopher Horrocks, illustrated by Zoran Jevtic

    £7.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781848312074 | ISBN 10: 1848312075

    An illustrated guide to the controversial sociologist Jean Baudrillard, who died in 2007.  Did the Gulf War take place? Is it possible to fake a bank robbery? Was sexual liberation a disaster? Jean Baudrillard has been hailed as one of France’ ... more

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  • Cover image of book Introducing Feminism: A Graphic Guide by Cathia Jenainati, illustrated by Judy Groves
    Introducing Feminism: A Graphic Guide - by Cathia Jenainati, illustrated by Judy Groves

    £7.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781848311213 | ISBN 10: 1848311214

    The term 'feminism' came into English usage around the 1890s, but women's conscious struggle to resist discrimination and sexist oppression goes much further back. This completely new and updated edition of Introducing Feminism surveys the major deve ... more

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  • Cover image of book Introducing Hinduism: A Graphic Guide by Vinay Lal and Borin Van Loon
    Introducing Hinduism: A Graphic Guide - by Vinay Lal and Borin Van Loon

    £7.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781848311145 | ISBN 10: 1848311141

    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.&nbs ... more

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  • Cover image of book Introducing Shakespeare: A Graphic Guide by Mick Groom and Piero
    Introducing Shakespeare: A Graphic Guide - by Mick Groom and Piero

    £7.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781848311152 | ISBN 10: 184831115x

    Shakespeare’s absolute pre-eminence is simply unparalleled. His plays pack theatres and provide Hollywood with blockbuster scripts; his works inspire mountains of scholarship and criticism every year. He has given us many of the very words we speak, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Introducing Islam: A Graphic Guide by Ziauddin Sardar and Zafar Abbas Malik
    Introducing Islam: A Graphic Guide - by Ziauddin Sardar and Zafar Abbas Malik

    £7.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781848310841 | ISBN 10: 1848310846

    Islam is one of the world’'s great monotheistic religions. Islamic culture, spanning 1,500 years, has produced some of the finest achievements of humanity. Yet the religion followed by a fifth of humankind, including millions from diverse ethnic ... more

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  • Cover image of book Introducing Marxism: A Graphic Guide by Rupert Woodfin, illustrated by Oscar Zarate
    Introducing Marxism: A Graphic Guide - by Rupert Woodfin, illustrated by Oscar Zarate

    £7.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781848310582 | ISBN 10: 1848310587

    Was Marx himself a ‘Marxist’? What is ‘dialectical materialism’ or the ‘superstructure’? Did Lenin and Stalin betray Marx and his ideas?   Along with Freud and Darwin, Karl Marx was among the most influential thinkers of the late 19th century. Yet ... more

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  • Cover image of book Introducing Capitalism: A Graphic Guide by Dan Cryan, Sharron Shatil and Piero
    Introducing Capitalism: A Graphic Guide - by Dan Cryan, Sharron Shatil and Piero

    £7.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781848310551 | ISBN 10: 1848310552

    Capitalism now dominates the globe, both in economics and ideology, shapes every aspect of our world and influences everything from laws, wars and government to interpersonal relationships.   Tracing capitalism from its beginning to the pres ... more

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  • Cover image of book Introducing Chaos: A Graphic Guide by Ziauddin Sardar & Iwona Abrams
    Introducing Chaos: A Graphic Guide - by Ziauddin Sardar & Iwona Abrams

    £6.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781848310131 | ISBN 10: 1848310137

    If a butterfly flaps its wings in Brazil, does it cause a tornado in Texas? Chaos theory attempts to answer such baffling questions. The discovery of randomness in apparently predictable physical systems has evolved into a science that declares the u ... more

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  • Cover image of book Introducing Ethics: A Graphics Guide by Dave Robinson & Chris Garratt
    Introducing Ethics: A Graphics Guide - by Dave Robinson & Chris Garratt

    £7.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781848310087 | ISBN 10: 1848310080

    Are humans really selfish and greedy, or generous and kind? Does anyone have the right to tell you what ‘good’ and ‘bad’ mean? Is morality about obeying a set of rules or thinking about the consequences?   Ethics affects everyone. Moral d ... more

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  • Cover image of book Introducing Jung: A Graphic Guide by Maggie Hyde, illustrated by Michael McGuinness
    Introducing Jung: A Graphic Guide - by Maggie Hyde, illustrated by Michael McGuinness

    £7.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781848310100 | ISBN 10: 1848310102

    Carl Gustav Jung was the enigmatic and controversial disciple of Sigmund Freud, who supplemented Freud’s work with crucial questions about religion and the soul. Jung, with his new-age following, if often perceived today as a quasi-religious sage, bu ... more

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  • Cover image of book Introducing Buddha: A Graphic Guide by Jane Hope, illustrated by Borin Van Loon
    Introducing Buddha: A Graphic Guide - by Jane Hope, illustrated by Borin Van Loon

    £7.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781848310117 | ISBN 10: 1848310110

    Meditation, Karma, Zen, Tantric and Nirvana are some of the many Buddhist ideas Westerners hear of frequently, even if their meaning has been lost in translation. This vast and complex non-theistic religion is woven into the fabric of Asian civilizat ... more

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  • Cover image of book Introducing Psychology: A Graphic Guide by Nigel C. Benson
    Introducing Psychology: A Graphic Guide - by Nigel C. Benson

    £7.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781840468526 | ISBN 10: 1840468521

    What is psychology? When did it begin? Where did it come from? How does psychology compare with psychiatry and psychotherapy? Is it scientific?   Introducing Psychology answers all these intriguing questions and more, explaining what the s ... more

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  • Cover image of book Introducing Philosophy: A Graphic Guide to the History of Thinking by Dave Robinson and Judy Groves.
    Introducing Philosophy: A Graphic Guide to the History of Thinking - by Dave Robinson and Judy Groves.

    £7.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781840468533 | ISBN 10: 184046853x

    Philosophers have always enjoyed asking awkward and provocative questions, such as: What is the nature of reality? What are human beings really like? What is special about the human mind and consciousness? Are we free to choose who we are and what we ... more

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  • Cover image of book Introducing Freud: A Graphic Guide by Richard Appingnanesi, illustrated by Oscar Zarate
    Introducing Freud: A Graphic Guide - by Richard Appingnanesi, illustrated by Oscar Zarate

    £7.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781840468519 | ISBN 10: 1840468513

    Freud revolutionized the way we think about ourselves. His psychoanalytic terms such as Id, Ego, libido, neurosis and Oedipus Complex have become a part of our everyday vocabulary. But do we know what they really mean? Introducing Freud successfully ... more

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