The Number Yard
A Fun and Easy Guide to the Math You Need for Construction... And Nothing Else. ::: By Alan Cook ~ Illustrated by Mary E. Scott

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Alan Cook
A Trip To The Number Yard;
A Fun and Easy Guide to the Math You Need for Construction…And Nothing Else.

The focus of A Trip To The Number Yard is the building of a bungalow. The chapters follow just as the phases of the project: lot layout, foundation, framing, all the way through to the trim out.

This is a particularly engaging read for anyone suffering math phobia. "Solving for an unknown is like traveling to a new destination," opens the book, and, through the author's clearheaded examples of construction problems mathematically solved, math becomes a thoroughly charming form of intellectual recreation. Each chapter concludes with a helpful review of key concepts. And sprinkled through the text are Mary E. Scott's cartoons achieving a remarkable balance between adult sophistication and childlike playfulness…. Cook successfully establishes the mathematical foundation needed for construction with a witty, conversational tone that clarifies math while instilling confidence in a reader's capacity to practically apply numbers. ~ Kirkus Reviews

Cook's guide has great potential for construction workers of all types, both those who have been working the field for years as well as those just learning the trade. The information is provided in an easy-to-understand format; concepts are clearly explained, and sample problems walk readers through practical use of the math, step-by-step. Cook has put together a real winner here; this book has great potential for those in the construction field.
~ San Francisco Book Review


Freshwater Press
113 pages
$19.95; paperback
Shipping weight, 13 ounces

$11.95; PDF Digital Version (not compatible with Kindle or Nook)

September 15, 2008
ISBN: 978-0979409707
LCCN: 20089000486

Volume purchases available.

Alan Cook
341 Howard Heights Road, Suite 201
Eureka, CA 95503