Knots (Collins Gem)

Author: Trevor Bounford

Publisher: Harper Perennial

ISBN: 9780060849788

Category: Reference

Page: 192

View: 3266

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

ISBN: 9781588160188

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 192

View: 7920

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.

Food for Free

Author: Richard Mabey

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007438486

Category: Cooking

Page: 512

View: 2730

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.

The Knot Book

Author: Geoffrey Budworth

Publisher: Right Way

ISBN: 0716023156

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 6676

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.

Collins Gem SAS Survival Guide

Author: John Wiseman

Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780004723020

Category: Reference

Page: 384

View: 1924

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

Knots at Work

A Field Guide for the Modern Arborist

Author: Jeff Jepson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780972667913

Category: Knots and splices

Page: 184

View: 1266

The Complete Book of Knots

Author: Geoffrey Budworth

Publisher: Bounty Books

ISBN: 9780753726242

Category: Knots and splices

Page: 160

View: 5758

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.

The Everything Knots Book

Step-By-Step Instructions for Tying Any Knot

Author: Randy Penn

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440522774

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 288

View: 9649

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.

Pocket Reference

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781885071644

Category: Science

Page: 864

View: 2976

The Outdoor Knots Book

Author: Clyde Soles

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 1594852162

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 2275

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A KNOT SAMPLER FROM THE CHAPTER ON "KNOTS FOR HIKING & CAMPING" (Provide us with a little information and we'll send your download directly to your inbox) * Guidelines for selecting the best rope and the best knot for the activity at hand * Knot-tying directions clearly illustrated with photos * New entry in the Mountaineers Outdoor Basics series It's fair to say that climber Clyde Soles is obsessed with ropes and knots and their absolute performance-since he regularly entrusts his life to ropes on sheer rock faces. His unique book explains how to select and use ropes, cordage, and webbing for the outdoors. Invaluable information is provided on rope handling techniques (how to avoid dreaded tangles) and the best methods for rope care and maintenance. Step-by-step directions for tying over 40 knots are clearly illustrated with photographs. Other useful features include a glossary and a knot comparison chart by activity. Chapters include Knots Basics (from Tripod Lashing to the Figure 8 Loop), Knots for Hikers and Climbers (from the Prusik knot to the Autoblock), Knots for Canoeists and Kayakers (from the Buntline hitch to the Bowline on a bight), and more. This is the definitive text on ropes and knots for anyone who plays in the outdoors!

The Little Book of Incredibly Useful Knots

200 Practical Knots for Sailors, Climbers, Campers & Other Adventurers

Author: Geoffrey Budworth,Jason Dalton

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1510706577

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 9872

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.

The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Knots & Ropework

Author: Geoffrey Budworth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781859679111

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 256

View: 3990

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.'

Official U.S. Army Survival Handbook

Author: Department of the Army,Matt Larsen

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1493023772

Category: Reference

Page: 392

View: 5402

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.

Fresh and Saltwater Fish

Author: Michael Prichard

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 9780004588278

Category: Freshwater fishes

Page: 239

View: 2424

The perfect handy guide to identifying our most common fresh and saltwater fish

Massage (Collins Gem)

Author: Collins,Roni Jay

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007556667

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 192

View: 2398

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.

SAS Survival Handbook, Third Edition

The Ultimate Guide to Surviving Anywhere

Author: John 'Lofty' Wiseman

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062386719

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 672

View: 3251

The ultimate guide to surviving anywhere, now updated with more than 100 pages of additional material, including a new chapter on urban survival "A classic outdoor manual [that] addresses every conceivable disaster scenario. Don’t leave home without it”--Outside magazine Revised to reflect the latest in survival knowledge and technology, and covering new topics such as urban survival and terrorism, the multimillion-copy worldwide bestseller SAS Survival Handbook by John "Lofty" Wiseman is the definitive resource for all campers, hikers, and outdoor adventurers. From basic campcraft and navigation to fear management and strategies for coping with any type of disaster, this complete course includes: Being prepared: Understanding basic survival skills, like reading the weather, and preparation essentials, such as a pocket survival kit. Making camp: Finding the best location, constructing the appropriate shelter, organizing camp, staying warm, and creating tools. Food: What to eat, what to avoid, where to find it, and how to prepare it. First aid: A comprehensive course in emergency/wilderness medicine, including how to maximize survival in any climate or when injured. Disaster survival: How to react in the face of natural disasters and hostile situations—and how to survive if all services and supplies are cut off. Self-defense: Arming yourself with basic hand-to-hand combat techniques. Security: Protecting your family and property from intrusion, break-ins, and theft. Climate & terrain: Overcoming any location, from the tropics to the poles, from the desert to the mountains and sea.

The Book of Camping Knots

Author: Peter Owen

Publisher: Lyons Press

ISBN: 9781558219274

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 144

View: 1474

A clear and concise handbook--essential for every camper.

First Aid

Author: R. M. Youngson,The Diagram Group

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006053446X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 224

View: 2007

Presents detailed, easy-to-follow instructions on what to do in case of accidents, illnesses, or other health emergencies, covering everything from removing a splinter to doing CPR in case of cardiac arrest, and provides tips on how to recognize a true emergency, how to deal with it, and useful medicines, equipment, and first aid supplies to keep around the house. Original.

Stars (Collins Gem)

Author: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd.

Publisher: Harper Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780060818661

Category: Science

Page: 192

View: 4157

This full color highly illustrated and engaging compact guide to stars, asteroids, meteors and comets, presents a world of possibility in your pocket. This Smithsonian Gem features individual charts for all 88 constellations of the Northern and Southern hemispheres, complete with star charts and a star atlas of the entire sky. It details the brightest stars and objects of interest which can be seen with the naked eye, binoculars and small telescopes. An ideal book for practical observation of the stars throughout the world all year round.

Collins gem English learner's dictionary

Author: 卡梅尔,Michael J. Wallace

Publisher: N.A


Category: English language

Page: 1087

View: 6892

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