The TES Lending Library

Interested people get together the last Sunday of each month to talk about books related to education, social analysis and social change.

Book list for the TES Library

Topics/authors of interest:


Environmental sustainability


Massey lectures

Anything by Ivan Illich

George Lakoff

Margaret Visser

Matt Hern

Lynn Margulis


Teenage Liberation Handbook

Freakonomics – Stephen Levitt

Bolo Bolo

Gaia – James Lovelock

The Anthropic Cosmological Principle

Guns,Germs and Steel – Jared Diamond

The Tipping Point – Malcolm Gladwell

7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen R Covey

Short History of Progress – Ronald Wright

Tuesdays with Morrie – Mitch Albom

5 People you meet in Heaven – Mitch Albom

The End of Food – Thomas Pawlick

Not on the Label – Felicity Lawrence

My year of Meats – Ruth Ozeki

All over Creation – Ruth Ozeki

Underground History of Education – John Gato

Presence – Peter Senge

Walking after Midnight – Kati Hutchison

Curious Incident of the Dog at Midnight – Mark Haddon

The Dispossed – Ursula le Guin

Hold on to your Children – Gordon Neufeld

Tanglewreck – Jeanette Winterson

If they give you lined paper, turn it sideways – Daniel Quinn

Smoke & mirrors – Neil Gaiman

The Politics of Meaning – Michael Lerner

Lies my Teacher told me – James Loewen

The Body Never Lies – Alice Miller

The Red Tent – Anita Diamant

Women recreating Family, Community and Home

Hidden Messages in Water – Masaro Emoto

The Healing Power of Water

Stargirl – Jerry Spinelli

Secret of Shambala – James Redfield

Last Chance to see — Douglas Adams

The Real Wealth of Nations: Creating a Caring Economics — Riane Eisler

The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil–Philip Zimbardo

Getting to Maybe: How the World is Changed –Frances Westley, Brenda Zimmerman, and Michael Quinn Patton

Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community (ALSO: Better Together: Restoring the American Community OR

Democracies in Flux: The Evolution of Social Capital in Contemporary Society)–Robert Putnam

Watch Yourself! by Matt Hern

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling

My Year of Meats by Ruth L. Ozeki


What the Bleep do we know?

BBC series on Freudian though through the Century – “The Century of the Self” ?