A guide to tying more than 70 of the most useful and dependable knots.The Knot Tying Bible is a complete guide to selecting, tying and using a wide array of knots, useful for everything from hauling logs to securing the canoe to wrapping a present. Beginners can master the basics before progressing to the more difficult knots. Experienced rope users can enjoy new knot challenges and discoveries.Using a dual approach of photographs and written instructions explaining step-by-step how to tie knots, the book includes:A comprehensive introduction to ropeMaterial properties of rope typesHow to select, care for and store all types of ropeRopeworking termsDescriptions of rope constructions and outlines of breaking strainsInformation and ideas for using each knotPicture icons. A "hands-on" knot directory outlines the function and formation of over 70 knots and categorizes them according to physical properties, making it easy to find the right knot for the job at hand. The knots are set out in ten chapters includes:Quick-Tie Knots: overhand knot, cow hitch, figure-eight knotEasy-release Knots: the bow knot, the reef knotHold-Fast Knots: the surgeon's knot, Klemheist knotSliding Knots: slip knot, trucker's hitch, running bowlineLoop Knots: Englishman's loop, neck halter, angler's loopKnots for Joining Ropes: Carrick bend, double fisherman's bendShortening Knots: chain knot and sheepshankWeight-adding Knots: Stevedore knot, monkey's fist, stopper knotLashings: Cross lashing, parallel lashing, transom knotDecorative Knots: the Turk's head and the true lover's. Knowing the right knot to use and how to tie it can make life easier -- and safer. The Knot Tying Bible is a timeless resource that will be useful just about anywhere for just about anything. An essential purchase.