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The Ashley Book of Knots

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By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions. But it's so much more than just an enyclopedia of knots; it's also a glimpse into the history of their use and utility. This book and a piece of cord will open a new and challenging world of practical adventure to readers of all ages. From Nobel Laureates Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter to theatre greats Tom Stoppard and Alan Bennett to rising stars Polly Stenham and Florian Zeller, Faber Drama presents the very best theatre has to offer.

His ruling passions were marine painting and knot-tying, on which he was one of the world's leading authorities. If you only have a casual or moderate interest in knots you may want to pick a less expensive and less voluminous book. More knots then the internet, honestly in a decision between referencing the internet or this book, I would look in the book first!

First published in 1944, and reprinted many times since then, the latest reissue of this magnificent book contains, for the first time, fully illustrated details of all minor amendments and corrections that have come to light over the years. The glimpse into the history that goes along with some of the knots adds even more value to the book. Those skills are at the fore in this work, his illustrations of knots being among the clearest and most understandable in any work of the kind. As this book was first published in 1944, there are some more recently discovered knots missing from this huge volume, such as the Versatackle knot and the Zeppelin bend. He was an author and painter of consummate skill, well regarded for his paintings of ships and the sea and for his illustrations.

The Ashley Book of Knots is an encyclopedia of knots written and illustrated by the American sailor and artist Clifford W.Featuring every practical knot, what it looks like, who uses it, where it comes from and how to tie it; with 7000 drawings representing over 3800 knots. These have been collected and collated by Geoffrey Budworth with the help of other members of the International Guild of Knot Tyers.

If you appreciate resourcefulness, art, sailing, camping, flying, needlecraft, knitting, crochet, history, physics, tenacity, dedication, collecting, music, carpentry, or anything really. Ashley has devoted eleven years to writing this book, and it is based on forty years of looking for, trying out, and thinking up new knots.

The commentary on some knots may fail to address their behavior when tied with modern synthetic fiber or kernmantle style ropes. His ruling passions were marine painting and knot-tying, on which he was one of the world’s leading authorities. Even if you don't like knotcraft, you simply have to get ahold of this book for a few moments just to flip through.

if you can appreciate a magnificent effort by one person to know, record and share everything there is to know about one thing, you'll appreciate this volume. The knowledge gained shall expand your skills necessary for basic survival and you will find helpful in everyday living situation.Precisely named and classified (some new ones for the first time officially), they can be easily found in the big index. Before I was finished, I had a piece of parachute cord in my hand trying to learn the knots as I was going along.

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