Knots are needed to tie up parcels and hitch a horse, and for camping, fishing, climbing, and sailing. Featuring easy-to-follow guides to over 100 knots, each illustrated with specially commissioned photographs, Knots teaches everything from the basics to more unfamiliar knots. Each section looks at specialty equipment and their related knots and gives a glossary of terms with pointers on how best to tie each one. Over 700 color illustrations are included.
About the Author
A member of the International Guild of Knot Tyers, Richard Hopkins has been tying knots for years; he was first taught by his father when only three or four years old. These early lessons became the basis of an interest in practical knots that hasn't waned. Richard has written numerous articles on knots and outdoor pursuits over the years. His skills with a rope recently led to his inclusion in a team that reconstructed an Iron Age chariot for BBC television.