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History and science of knots

Author: J C Turner; P C van de Griend
Publisher: Singapore : World Scientific, ©1996.
Series: K & E series on knots and everything, v. 11.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text brings together 20 essays on diverse topics in the history and science of knots. It is divided into five parts, which deal respectively with knots in prehistory and antiquity, non-European  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J C Turner; P C van de Griend
ISBN: 9810224699 9789810224691 9810236514 9789810236519
OCLC Number: 33243587
Notes: Errata sheet inserted.
J.C. Turner is a New Zealander.
Description: xii, 448 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Pleistocene Knotting --
2. Why Knot? --
Some Speculations on the Earliest Knots --
3. On Knots and Swamps --
Knots in European Prehistory --
4. Ancient Egyptian Rope and Knots --
5. The Peruvian Quipu --
6. The Art of Chinese Knotwork: a Short History --
7. Inuit Knots --
8. Knots at Sea --
9. A History of Life Support Knots --
10. Studies on the Behaviour of Knots --
11. A History of Topological Knot Theory --
12. On Theories of Knots --
13. Trambles --
14. Crochet Work --
History and Computer Applications --
15. The History of Macrame --
16. A History of Lace --
17. Heraldic Knots --
18. On the True Love Knot.
Series Title: K & E series on knots and everything, v. 11.
Responsibility: editors, J.C. Turner, P. van de Griend.
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