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Twist and twine : the story of cordage

Author: Solveig Paulson Russell; Hans Zander
Publisher: New York : Parents' Magazine Press, [1969] ©1969
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Describes the processes of making wire, rope, and twine, the development of knots and ties, and superstitions about knots. Also provides other miscellaneous information about cordage.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Literature
Juvenile literature
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Russell, Solveig Paulson.
Twist and twine.
New York : Parents' Magazine Press, ©1969
(OCoLC)778315732
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Solveig Paulson Russell; Hans Zander
ISBN: 0819303135 9780819303134
OCLC Number: 59672
Description: 64 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Twist and twine --
First tying materials --
What is cordage? --
What is cordage made of? --
Natural fibers. Manila hemp --
Sisal hemp --
New Zealand hemp --
Coir --
The basic process of ropemaking --
Ropemaking in America --
Braided rope --
Rope from man-made fibers --
Wire rope --
Knots and ties. Kinds and purposes of knots --
Legends and superstitions --
Knotted strings and their uses --
Skill with rope and cord --
Fun with rope and cord --
Looking forward.
Responsibility: by Solveig Paulson Russell ; illustrated by Hans Zander.

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Describes the processes of making wire, rope, and twine, the development of knots and ties, and superstitions about knots. Also provides other miscellaneous information about cordage.

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