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Get All Tied Up: Tying Knots

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Imagine being a great explorer hiking through unknown lands, being a sailor on the mighty seas, or living in a time before electricity! Imagine starting your own business! Creative Adventure Guides give young adventures all the information they need to get started. More than a how-to book, each guide teaches readers the fascinating history and science behind their topic of interest. Step-by-step instructions for projects and activities are included-just follow the simple directions and pictures and in no time ...

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Overview

Imagine being a great explorer hiking through unknown lands, being a sailor on the mighty seas, or living in a time before electricity! Imagine starting your own business! Creative Adventure Guides give young adventures all the information they need to get started. More than a how-to book, each guide teaches readers the fascinating history and science behind their topic of interest. Step-by-step instructions for projects and activities are included-just follow the simple directions and pictures and in no time your project will be complete. Once that's done, the book has plenty of ideas to have fun and enjoy your new adventure!

From prehistoric days to modern times, there have more than 4,000 types of knots tied. People use knots for many activities including building, sailing, mountain climbing, and jewelry making. In this book, you will learn about several different types of knots, how they have been used throughout history, and basic knot terminology. With step-by-step instructions, you will learn how to tie ten different knots. Putting your knot knowledge to use, you will also learn how to build using knots.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Nicole Peterson Davis
Throughout history knots have been used as a way to secure things. Some Egyptian paintings contain pictures of knots. One early Greek legend tells of an oracle which told the people that their future king would enter the country on a wagon. A man named Gordius entered town with his oxcart that had been secured by using a knot. Besides having an important history, knots can be quite useful. There are several different types of knots, and each knot serves its own purpose. One chapter in this book teaches how to tie ten basic knots. The step by step written guides are augmented by the diagrams in the book. The directions are simple enough for someone who has never tried the knot before to succeed. After mastering the skill of tying the knots, the last chapter in the book teaches how to lash objects together using rope and knots. This book is a great addition to the series, "creative adventure guides" that gives the history of a craft or idea before explaining how to do it. This book could be used with outdoor youth groups, scout troops, sailing groups, or a basic survival class. Reviewer: Nicole Peterson Davis
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599533841
  • Publisher: Norwood House Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/2010
  • Series: Creative Adventure Guides Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 8 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 7.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Knots: Tied to History 5

Chapter 2 The Right Knot for the Job 17

Chapter 3 Learning Knots: Ten Knots to Tie 24

Chapter 4 Putting It Together: Building with Knots 36

Glossary 45

For More Information 47

Index 48

About the Author 48

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