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The ultimate encyclopedia of knots & ropework

Author: Geoffrey Budworth
Publisher: New York [N.Y.] : Barnes & Noble Books, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Includes: step-by-step instructions for over 200 different knots, bends, hitches, loops, plaits and whippings; over 1,200 color photographs showing in detail each stage of tying every knot; fascinating facts about the history and origins of knots, from the Neolithic Age when the reef knot, clove hitch and running noose were used, through to the most up-to-date knots and knotting techniques; a guide to the variety of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey Budworth
ISBN: 0760736383 9780760736388
OCLC Number: 52155897
Notes: Reprint. Originally published: London : Lorenz, ©1999.
Description: 256 pages : color illustrations ; 31 cm
Contents: Basic knots, bends & hitches --
Bends --
Hitches --
Knots --
Bindings --
Loops --
Mats, plaits, rings, slings & things --
Glossary.
Other Titles: Utimate encyclopedia of knots and ropework
Knots & ropework
Knots and ropework
Responsibility: Geoffrey Budworth.

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Includes: step-by-step instructions for over 200 different knots, bends, hitches, loops, plaits and whippings; over 1,200 color photographs showing in detail each stage of tying every knot; fascinating facts about the history and origins of knots, from the Neolithic Age when the reef knot, clove hitch and running noose were used, through to the most up-to-date knots and knotting techniques; a guide to the variety of cords and ropes: their breaking strengths, construction and application. Each knot is clearly identified by category from angling to boating, caving to climbing, general purpose to outdoor pursuits.--From publisher description.

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