Turning Numbers into Knowledge: Mastering the Art of Problem Solving, Second Edition, by Jonathan Koomey, $24.95 MSRP, published April 2008. (Table of Contents and Preface)
This book teaches you (in a non-technical way) the art of using numbers for practical problem solving, revealing tools, tricks, and heretofore unwritten rules that the best real-world problem solvers know by heart. Everyone, from journalists to researchers, academics to activists, and CEOs to government officials, will glean something useful from this book. If you need to understand numbers produced by others, if you supervise people creating such analyses, or if you're generating numbers yourself, you need this book.
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