Knots

Knots

by Richard Hopkins
     
 

Today knots are still needed in everyday life, from tying up parcels to hitching a horse. If you're a camper, climber, fisher, or sailor this book is for you. Featuring step-by-step guides to over 100 knots, each illustrated with specially commissioned illustrations, it teaches the novice the basics and the more experienced some knots they might be unfamiliar with

Overview


Today knots are still needed in everyday life, from tying up parcels to hitching a horse. If you're a camper, climber, fisher, or sailor this book is for you. Featuring step-by-step guides to over 100 knots, each illustrated with specially commissioned illustrations, it teaches the novice the basics and the more experienced some knots they might be unfamiliar with. Covered are stopper knots, binding knots, bends, hitches, loops, plaits and splices. Following a short historical introduction, a section looks at specialist equipment that might be needed and gives a glossary of terms. Basic techniques are then discussed before the main body of the book. Here, after a section that looks at general knots that can be used for a wide variety of purposes, the remainder of the book is broken down by activity - fishing, sailing, climbing, and camping and shows with color illustrations, with pointers and caption text how best to tie each one.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781571459817
Publisher:
Thunder Bay Press
Publication date:
04/10/2003
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author


A member of the International Guild of Knot Tyers, Richard Hopkins has been tying knots for years; he was first taught by his father when only three or four years old. These early lessons became the basis of an interest in practical knots that hasn't waned. Richard has written numerous articles on knots and outdoor pursuits over the years. His skills with a rope recently led to his inclusion in a team that reconstructed an Iron Age chariot for BBC television.

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