Here is a list details of publications that may be of further interest. I recommend as a more locally-minded alternative to the ubiquitous Amazon.

Obliquity by John Kay (2011). Goals are best reached indirectly.  ISBN:9781847651853

The Art of Thinking Clearly by Rolf Dobelli (2013). A review of cognitive biases. ISBN:9781444759549

Affluenza by Oliver James (2009). A wide-ranging sociological-psychological review of hyper-materialism. ISBN:9781846572036

Drive – the Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us by Daniel Pink (2011). A very readable examination of motivation. ISBN:9781847677693

Everything is Easy – When You Know the Answer by Duncan J Watts (2011). An insight into the shortcomings of ‘common sense’ and why human nature and behaviour cannot be ruled by laws like the hard sciences.  ISBN:9781848872141

Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (2002). Why absorbing things absorb us.   ISBN:9780712657594

Quiet by Susan Cain (2012). The power of introverts in a world that can’t stop talking. ISBN:9780307352149

Time to Think by Naomi Klein (1998). Listening to ignite the human mind. Irritating but with some very good ideas in the early chapters. ISBN:9780706377453

Teacher Proof: Why Research In Education Doesn’t Always Mean What It Claims, And What You Can Do About It by Tom Bennett (2013) Excellent dissection of the flaws in educational research. ISBN:9780415631266

I Spend Therefore I Am – The real cost of economics by Philip Roscoe (2014) How economics has subverted and commoditised our view of the world, including education.  ISBN: 9780670922826

Seven Myths about Education by Daisy Christodoulou (2014). Incisive case for teaching knowledge. ISBN:9780415746823

Wilful Blindness by Margaret Heffernan (2012). Blunt examination of the flaws inherent in much management philosophy by someone who ought to know.ISBN:9781847399052

What Money Can’t Buy by Michael J. Sandel (2012) Very clear discussion of the moral limits of market philosophy. Easily applied to critique many current tendencies in education. ISBN 978-0-241-95448-5

Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman (2012) Deep analysis the of respective influence of rationality and judgement in human decision making. ISBN 978-0-141-03357-0

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