Jul 28, The Paperback of the The Complete Book of Knots by Geoffrey Budworth at Barnes & Noble. FREE Shipping on $ or more!. The Complete Book of Knots has 69 ratings and 6 reviews. A beautifully illustrated guide to knots for home and the outdoors. The Book of Knots teaches you which knot to choose and exactly how to tie it. Geoffrey Budworth (UK) is a founder member of the International Guild of Knot.
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Although the pictures are small, it’s much more step-by-step than the others. Trivia About The Complete Book Another deficiency is a failure to tell the reader when to use a particular, or more important, when not to use it. In addition to knot-tying techniques, the book contains comppete comprehensive glossary of terms to guide you through the complexities of different rope types and helps you choose the right rope for every task.
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There are far more knots in this book than any beginner would need, and there is a paucity of information about the use and misuse of knots.
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Joseph McConnell rated it liked it Oct 31, Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Share your thoughts with other customers. The number of ste-by-step pictures keeps it from going to three stars.
After about a week, I realized that he did! David Hopper rated it it was amazing Mar 30, I would like it if each and every step in tying the knots were shown. Boook and discover other items: Get to Know Us.
When it comes to a more simple knot though, the flow motion photos are a distraction. There is no excuse for such bad pictures, which mar an otherwise excellent layout. The Book of Knots: Customers who bought this item also bought.
It also correctly depicts the double bowline. The fact that this book uses photographs would normally make me downgrade it, but number of step-by-step pictures for each geoffrwy offset that. Ray rated it liked it Jan 16, We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.
I almost had the feeling that Pawson had decided that he would avoid when he could duplicating what Budworth had done. Not only does each knot come with several large and simple illustrations the easiest to understand that I’ve ever seenbut also detailed information on its application, such as when and when not to use it.
It takes balls to title your book “The Complete Book of Knots” without including any mention of such a simple and basic knot as the slip knot. The history behind some of the knots is fascinating, and Budworth’s anecdotal experience lets the reader know that each knot is tried and true. The Complete Book of Knots provides easy-to-follow instructions for selecting and tying more than of the most useful knots.
Drawings and diagrams can be difficult to decipher, but a good collection of useful knots.
The Ultimate Book of Everyday Knots: This book’s depiction of the climber’s method of tying the bowline knot took me an hour to figure out because two steps were inexcusably combined into one picture without an explanation. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.
Jason Wells rated it really liked it Dec 26, The book does not include decorative knots Budworth having written a separate book on decorative knots. For example, in the drawing for the double bowline figure heoffrey on page 37the arrow gfoffrey show how the working end is rove threaded through the loops would have the working end going from the top of the loops to the bottom when it should be the reverse. Another plus to this book is that most of the knots Budworth picked for inclusion are useful and often “best of breed” knots.
Like the Pawson book, the book is soft-cover, the binding is stitched, and the book can be opened flat without breaking the binding.
That’s the good news, because he is a very readable writer. This is peculiar in that a grip-and-hold knot can be quite useful. All have deficiencies of one sort or another. However, if you can focus in on budworyh pale photos of the knot being tied, it really does help to find your way through a more complex knot. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.
Slip knots are not mentioned in the book. Great reference, will be referring to this. One drawback of drawings is that the cordage you’re trying to knot never lies as smoothly and gracefully as the one in the drawings. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.
A book for beginners should make it easy.
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