Books published by Icon Books

How to Sound Cultured

Icon Books | August 4, 2016 | 400 pages
'Damn, all my cheating secrets revealed. In book form' Stephen Fry Which philosopher had the maddest hairstyle? Which novelist drank 50 cups of black coffee every day? What on earth did Simone de Beauvoir see in Jean-Paul Sartre? How to Sound Cultured offers a wry and yet profoundly useful look... More Info
$22.50

Grass-Fed Nation

Icon Books | May 5, 2016 | 208 pages
For years we ve been told that, thanks to their high saturated fat content, the foods for which evolution has adapted us grass-fed meat, grass-fed dairy products, eggs from hens running on pasture are unhealthy. In their place we eat processed factory foods and we ve witnessed a growing epidemic of... More Info
$14.95

Introducing Literary Criticism

Icon Books | December 3, 2015 | 176 pages
Comic-book style Introducing Graphic Guide to understanding and practicing literary criticism, looking at key figures, theories and controversies.  More Info

The Persuaders

Icon Books | February 4, 2016 | 288 pages
Every day, many people will try to change your mind, but they won’t reason with you. Instead, you’ll be nudged, anchored, incentivised and manipulated in barely noticeable ways. It’s a profound shift in the way we interact with one another.Philosopher James Garvey explores the hidden story of... More Info
$13.50

Introducing Islam

Icon Books | April 23, 2017 | 173 pages
Islamic culture has produced some of the finest achievements of humanity. "Introducing Islam" is a fascinating look into a sometimes misunderstood faith.  More Info

Introducing Relativity

Icon Books | April 23, 2017 | 176 pages
Beginning near the speed of light and proceeding to explorations of space-time and curved spaces, Introducing Relativity plots a visually accessible course through the thought experiments that have given shape to contemporary physics. Scientists from Newton to Hawking add their unique contributions... More Info

Introducing Statistics

Icon Books | April 23, 2017 | 174 pages
From the medicine we take, the cars we drive, the clothes we wear to even the beer we drink, statistics give shape to everything we do. Yet, for all their ubiquity, most of us really don't know what to make of statistics. Exploring the history, mathematics, philosophy and practical use of... More Info

Introducing Logic

Icon Books | April 23, 2017 | 175 pages
Looks at the historical development of logic, decoding its symbols and methods, and highlighting the influence it has had on the sciences and philosophy.  More Info

Introducing Nietzsche

Icon Books | April 23, 2017 | 175 pages
Looks at the important theories of the famous philosopher, including his thoughts about existentialism, psychoanalysis, semiotics, and postmodernism.  More Info

Introducing Ethics

Icon Books | April 23, 2017 | 175 pages
What is the place of individual choice and consequence in a post-Holocaust world of continuing genocidal ethnic cleansing? Is "identity" now a last-ditch cultural defence of ethnic nationalisms and competing fundamentalisms? In a climate of instant information, free markets and possible ecological... More Info

Alain Badiou

Icon Books | August 26, 2014 | 176 pages
Compact Introducing guide to one of the most controversial and challenging French philosophers in contemporary philosophy.  More Info

Introducing Walter Benjamin

Icon Books | April 23, 2017 | 176 pages
The German Jewish philosopher and critic Walter Benjamin (1892?1940) was one of the first critics to recognize that a technology that could reproduce art could also destroy it. With its brilliant combination of words and images, this book is the ideal introduction to this key modern philosopher and... More Info

Harry's Last Stand

Icon Books | June 5, 2014 | 224 pages
‘As one of the last remaining survivors of the Great Depression and the Second World War, I will not go gently into that good night.  More Info

Introducing Hegel

Icon Books | May 24, 2011 | 175 pages
INTRODUCING guide to the hugely influential German thinker. Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel is one of the greatest thinkers of all time. No other philosopher has had such a profound impact on the ideas and political events of the 20th century. Hegel's influential writings on philosophy, politics,... More Info

Introducing Heidegger

Icon Books | September 7, 2010 | 176 pages
Unique graphic introductions to big ideas and thinkers, written by experts in the field.  More Info
$12.50

Hinduism

Icon Books | April 23, 2017 | 171 pages
Provides an introduction to Hinduism in graphic novel format, discussing its history, beliefs, gods, sacred texts, philosophical and mythological aspects, and everyday practices.  More Info
$12.50

Introducing Jung

Icon Books | April 23, 2017 | 171 pages
Presents an introduction in graphic novel format to the life and philosophy of the Swiss psychoanalyst, discussing his early study with Sigmund Freud and his later work on the psychology of religion and archetypal figures.  More Info

Introducing Kierkegaard

Icon Books | April 4, 2013 | 176 pages
A graphic guide to Kierkegaard, the founder of Existentialism.  More Info

Introducing Economics

Icon Books | April 23, 2017 | 174 pages
Traces the history of the subject from ancient Greeks to the present day.  More Info

Introducing Semiotics

Icon Books | September 1, 2010 | 175 pages
Unique graphic introductions to big ideas and thinkers, written by experts in the field.  More Info

Introducing Media Studies

Icon Books | April 23, 2017 | 172 pages
Unique graphic introductions to big ideas and thinkers, written by experts in the field.  More Info

Introducing Time

Icon Books | April 23, 2017 | 172 pages
Time.  More Info

Introducing Shakespeare

Icon Books | April 23, 2017 | 175 pages
Explores how Shakespeare became famous and influential, and why he is still considered a great writer.  More Info

Introducing Slavoj Žižek

Icon Books | April 23, 2017 | 176 pages
A unique graphic introduction to Zizek - the Elvis of Philosophy - one of the world's most maverick current thinkers.  More Info
$12.50

Introducing Baudrillard

Icon Books | July 19, 2011 | 175 pages
Unique graphic introductions to big ideas and thinkers, written by experts in the field.  More Info
$12.50

Introducing Aristotle

Icon Books | November 9, 2010 | 176 pages
Unique graphic introductions to big ideas and thinkers, written by experts in the field.  More Info
$12.50

Introducing Anthropology

Icon Books | November 16, 2010 | 176 pages
Unique graphic introductions to big ideas and thinkers, written by experts in the field.  More Info
$12.50

Introducing Aesthetics

Icon Books | October 12, 2010 | 176 pages
Unique graphic introductions to big ideas and thinkers, written by experts in the field.  More Info
$12.50

Introducing Feminism

Icon Books | September 1, 2010 | 176 pages
Unique graphic introductions to big ideas and thinkers, written by experts in the field.  More Info
$12.50

Introducing Buddha

Icon Books | February 28, 2009 | 175 pages
Introduces the basic tenents of Buddhism, and discusses the religion's influence on Asia and Western thought through stories and illustrations.  More Info

Introducing Bertrand Russell

Icon Books | December 20, 2011 | 176 pages
A graphic celebration of Bertrand Russell's life and work.  More Info
$12.50

Introducing Chomsky. John Maher and Judy Groves

Icon Books | November 1, 2011 | 176 pages
Compact INTRODUCING guide to the seminal linguist and irrepressible critic of right-wing America.  More Info
$12.50

Introducing Foucault

Icon Books | August 1, 2009 | 175 pages
Presents an account, in graphic novel form, of Foucault's life and his philosophies on the concepts of power, authorship, transgression, and sex, and discusses how his ideas have influenced modern society.  More Info

Introducing Emotional Intelligence

Icon Books | March 19, 2013 | 224 pages
A Practical Guide to understanding others and improving your emotional intelligence.  More Info

Introducing Body Language

Icon Books | February 12, 2013 | 224 pages
A Practical Guide to using and understanding body language to get ahead.  More Info

Introducing the Freud Wars Graph

Icon Books | December 11, 2012 | 176 pages
A witty, graphic glimpse behind the demonised myths to the heart of a red-hot debate.  More Info

Introducing Infinity

Icon Books | December 11, 2012 | 176 pages
A unique graphic introduction to the mathematical concept of infinity, by Inflight Science author Brian Clegg.  More Info

Introducing Management

Icon Books | October 16, 2012 | 224 pages
A Practical Guide to how to motivate your employees and achieve results.  More Info