The Handy Book of Knots
Learn to Tie Knots for Boating, Climbing, Caving, Crafts, and More
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With over 150 knots and splices, The Handy Book of Knots is guaranteed to amuse for hours on end.
With over 150 knots and splices, The Handy Book of Knots is your go-to guide to learn how to secure, fasten, and tie knots with confidence-just follow the simple, step-by-step photo instructions. Learn just one or two different knots from this book and you will be glad you bought it. Learn ten, and it could make a difference in your life. This is because there is endless pleasure to be had from the study and practice of knot tying, this fundamental but fascinating process being an art, craft, science and philosophy, all rolled into one. Types of knots covered:
• Figure-of-eight knots
• Bowlines and sheet bends
• Crossing knots
• Wrap-and-tuck knots
• Mavericks and mutations
This comprehensive reference also includes a full glossary, and an index. Whether you're interested in easy knots or the more complex ones, The Handy Book of Knots is a must-have reference guide for the budding survivalist, fisherman, sailor, rock climber, or any handy individual.
Geoffrey Budworth has had a varied career as a high-ranking London policeman, as a principal officer in local government, and as a full-time lecturer at a large college of further education. He is now an author of non-fiction works with more than 20 books in the past 20 years to his credit-many about knots-and is a well-known name within the knotting fraternity.
Richard Hopkins has worked in polymer technology research, banking, the security industry and industrial archaeology. He has too many hobbies, but knot-tying and lock-and- key collecting are the ones that interest him most.
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