Knots (Collins Gem)
Author: Trevor Bounford
Publisher: Harper Perennial
A clear introduction to the world of knots, from the practical to the decorative Step-by-step instructions to tying more than fifty knots A handy guide for the outdoors Details on the uses and applications of all kinds of knots Published in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution, America's foremost authority in history and science.
Author: Brion Toss
Publisher: Hearst Books
A complete, comprehensive, and useful book devoted to nautical knots. Well-known rigger Brion Toss covers more than 100 knots, describing for each its uses, advantages, and disadvantages, and explaining in simple, step-by-step, fully illustrated instructions how to tie it. Illustrated.
Have you thought about how you would deal with surviving on nothing but the plants you could forage? Do you wonder how you would manage if you were lost and had to set up an improvised camp? Can you tie knots or make basic weather forecasts? All the above and more are covered in this survival guide
The Knot Book
Author: Geoffrey Budworth
Publisher: Right Way
Learn how to apply the right knot in any situation - secure and strong enough for the job. Such skill can be essential to the safety and enjoyment of leisure pursuits, such as climbing, sailing and fishing. In rescue, life can depend on it. Here Geoffrey Budworth has selected over 100 of the best knots from his lifetime's experience of knots.
Food for Free
Author: Richard Mabey
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
The classic foraging guide to over 200 types of food that can be gathered and picked in the wild, Food for Free returns in its 40th year as a sumptuous, beautifully illustrated and fully updated anniversary edition.
Whether in a temperate, tropical, arctic, or subarctic region, you might find yourself alone in a remote area with little or no personal gear. This thoroughly revised new edition of the classic U.S. Army Survival Handbook provides the information you need to survive. Widely recognized as the finest single source on the subject, it is standard issue for U.S. Special Operations Forces and pilots, and has been used by foreign militaries the world over. An essential resource for all outdoorspeople—including campers, hunters, hikers, and anglers—the U.S. Army Survival Handbook is a comprehensive volume replete with hundreds of full-color, easy-to-follow, user-friendly illustrations.
This text provides easy-to-follow instructions for selecting and tying more than 100 of the most useful knots. With knots for climbing, sailing and fishing, every knot contains information on its history and development, alternative names and its uses.
Simple instructions on how to tie over 100 useful and decorative knots A well-tied knot is at once a practical tool and a work of art. With names like "hangman's noose" and "wagoneer's hitch," knots have a rich history of usefulness and an aesthetic appeal all their own. From the boat to the backyard, The Everything Knots Book provides simple instructions on how to tie knots for any situation. Written by Randy Penn, a member of the International Guild of Knot Tyers, this handy guide walks readers through the basics and offers myriad suggestions for creative uses of these knots. Mr. Penn shows readers how to: Choose the right rope and knot for the job Tie knots safely and securely Create decorative knots for clothing and accessories Practice knot-tying through games and exercises Packed with easy-to-follow instructions and clear illustrations, The Everything Knots Book makes learning this useful skill fun and easy.
并列题名:Collins gem English learner’s dictionary
Learn to apply the right knot for any situation—a guide for the home, backpack, or boat. The fundamental skill of tying knots is useful in countless situations, both indoors and out. The Little Book of Incredibly Useful Knots teaches you which knot to choose and exactly how to tie it, whether you’re constructing a trout fly, repairing a hammock, mooring a boat, securing a load to a car roof rack, or engaging in a rescue or survival situation. Compiled and written by two experts on the subject, this is an invaluable manual that explains through clear line diagrams and step-by-step descriptions how to tie more than two hundred practical knots, grouped by construction and tying method. Every entry contains a brief introduction to the history and development of the knot, its alternative names, and information on its uses and special features. Types of knots detailed include: Wagoner’s hitch Englishman’s loop Scaffold knot Cordelette anchor Trident loop Lobster buoy hitch The book also contains a comprehensive glossary of terms to guide you through the complexities of different rope types. It helps you choose the right rope for every task. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for fishermen. Our books for anglers include titles that focus on fly fishing, bait fishing, fly-casting, spin casting, deep sea fishing, and surf fishing. Our books offer both practical advice on tackle, techniques, knots, and more, as well as lyrical prose on fishing for bass, trout, salmon, crappie, baitfish, catfish, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
Each of the knots described in this reference is clearly identified by category and step-by-step instructions and colour photographs explain how to tie or splice them. The author also includes information on ropes, their strengths and their uses.'
Knots at Work
Author: Jeff Jepson
Massage (Collins Gem)
Author: Collins, Roni Jay
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Massage is one of the oldest and simplest therapeutic arts and its benefits have been long known. This Gem provides an accessible and practical guide.
The perfect handy guide to identifying our most common fresh and saltwater fish