The walls around us: the thinking person's guide to how a house works

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Villard Books, Sep 24, 1991 - House & Home - 308 pages
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A wittily contemplative, consummately practical guide to home maintenance and repair that is infused with humor, historical perspective, and genuinely useful information. 35 line drawings throughout.

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THE WALLS AROUND US: The Thinking Person's Guide to How a House Works

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

``,'' says New Yorker staff-writer Owen (The Man Who Invented Saturday Morning, 1988, etc.), ``feel a paralyzing a lumberyard or hardware store.'' Fortunately for the jack-of-few ... Read full review

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User Review  - DavidGoldsteen - LibraryThing

The Walls Around Us is a great book for any homeowner -- especially the owner of any not-so-new house. With great humor and curiosity, Owen describes all the parts of a house, how they work and what ... Read full review


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David Owen is on the staffs of both The New Yorker and Golf Digest. A frequent contributor to The Atlantic Monthly, and the author of nine previous books, he lives in Washington, Connecticut.

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