We publish adventurous and unusual books that explore health, medicine and the complexities of the human condition.
A Practical Course in Personal Magnetism
The Victorian guide to health, happiness, power and success
Unleash your charisma the Victorian way through the power of electric currents, with this forgotten precursor to today’s self-help classics.
Animal. Vegetable. Mineral.
Organising Nature: A picture album
Celebrates the beauty and strangeness of ordering systems used to classify nature in the 18th and 19th centuries.
How conversations with psychotherapists really work
An insightful and honest account of the process of therapy from the best-selling author and psychotherapist.
This Way Madness Lies
The asylum and beyond
An evocative exploration of the evolution of the asylum and attitudes towards people with lived experience of mental distress.
The Book of Human Emotions
An encyclopaedia of feeling from anger to wanderlust
A gleeful and thoughtful collection of 156 feelings, both rare and familiar.
Adventures in Human Being
The 2015 Saltire Non-Fiction Book of the Year
Both user's guide to the body and a celebration of its elegance, this book will transform how you think about being alive.
States of Mind
Experiences at the edge of consciousness
A collection of literature, science and art delving into the mysteries of human consciousness.
Tibet's Secret Temple Postcard Book
25 large-format cards showcase exquisite details from the murals and key artefacts of Tibet's Lukhang Temple.
Illness, medicine and what matters in the end
A profoundly important and moving book about the modern experience of mortality.
Sex by Numbers
What statistics can tell us about sexual behaviour
An informed, entertaining and eye-opening look at the most enduring of human obsessions.
The anatomy of crime
The book examines the techniques – from DNA analysis to digital evidence – that experts use to solve crimes.
The Institute of Sexology
A lavishly illustrated hardback book accompanying ‘The Institute of Sexology’ exhibition.
The Sick Rose
Disease and the art of medical illustration
A gruesome and strangely fascinating visual tour through disease in an age before colour photography.
A picture album
Disturbing, macabre and moving, this beautifully illustrated clothbound book examines our enduring desire to make peace with death.
Mind-altering drugs in history and culture
Explores the spectrum of mind-altering substances across the globe and throughout history.
The filthy reality of everyday life
Dirt is waste, excrement, rubbish – but what then is soil? Is cleanliness next to godliness or sterility?
Identity & Identification
Explores the philosophical, biological, and sociopolitical issues underlying our idea of self.