History and Science of Knots

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789810224691
  • Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/28/1996
  • Series: Series on Knots and Everything
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 6.27 (w) x 8.87 (h) x 1.11 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Pleistocene Knotting 3
2 Why Knot? - Some Speculations on the Earliest Knots 19
3 On Knots and Swamps - Knots in European Prehistory 31
4 Ancient Egyptian Rope and Knots 43
5 The Peruvian Quipu 71
6 The Art of Chinese Knotwork: a Short History 89
7 Inuit Knots 107
8 Knots at Sea 135
9 A History of Life Support Knots 149
10 Studies on the Behaviour of Knots 181
11 A History of Topological Knot Theory 205
12 On Theories of Knots 261
13 Trambles 299
14 Crochet Work - History and Computer Applications 317
15 The History of Macrame 335
16 A History of Lace 347
17 Heraldic Knots 381
18 On the True Love Knot 397
About the Authors 419
Index 427
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