padThe Handbook of Knots: A Step-by-Step Guide to  Tying and Using More Than 100 Knots

Des Pawson

The right knot for the right job!

This handbook features more than 100 knots that are described in step-by-step photographic instructions. The application of each knot is covered, and there is a chart that details the types of ropes, their functions, and their respective breaking strains. The appropriate rope is matched to the correct use, including general tying, sailing, fishing, climbing, and backpacking.

This is an easy-to-use reference, with color-coding, gallery spreads, annotated photographs, and symbols for the functions of individual knots.

Detailed information on how to cut, maintain, splice, store, and coil all types of rope is included.

--from Dorling Kindersley

DK, 1998, 160 p., color photos /illus., paperback

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