- Series: Pocket Guide Series
- Hardcover: 256 pages
- Publisher: Thunder Bay Press; First Edition edition (April 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1571459812
- ISBN-13: 978-1571459817
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.2 x 7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 28 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #552,818 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Knots (Pocket Guide Series) Hardcover – April, 2003
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If you are interested to learn about Knot this is a handy book to have.
Recommended for all Boat owners and anyone who need to tie Knots.
Book is a little big for pocket yet small enough for Glove or tackle box, etc.
The vast majority of knots require two hands to successfully tie. But when using this book as an instructional guide - that is, simultaneously gathering information from the book while tying a knot that almost always requires two hands - at least one hand must be reserved to hold open the book. Sure, one could implement a foot, or a knee, or maybe a brick in order to free both hands. One could also open the book, read a bit of instruction, perform a bit, open the book again, read a bit of instruction, perform a bit, open the book again, read a bit of instruction, perform a bit. . . Either way, it would be impractical if not downright difficult. Not to mention, as the knots become more advanced, this cycle of opening > reading > performing becomes quite tedious. Then again, one might have 100% accurate photographic memory, but that's not likely.
As introductory reference material on knot tying, applications and basic history, this books holds up well enough. As an instructional guide, however, it fails miserably. If you're in the market for knot tying instructional guides, then keep your eyes on spiral-bound or card editions. Otherwise, be prepared to tie with one hand or deal with a crippling design flaw.
Most all the knots can be devised without the text thanks to the excellent illustrations found throughout.
Although its called a "pocket guide series" book, it'd have to be a fairly large pocket as the book is ~6"W x 7"H x 1"D, so its actually more of a backpack book. :D