Newsletter   Secure Checkout   Shopping Cart (0 Items)  
Search:    Welcome Guest! Save up to 30-40% on most items with our awesome everyday discounts!
History and Science of Knots (Series on Knots and Everything) [Paperback]

History and Science of Knots (Series on Knots and Everything) [Paperback]

Our Price $ 27.30  
Retail Value $ 39.00  
You Save $ 11.70  (30%)  
Item Number 167991  
Buy New $27.30
Out Of Stock!
Currently Out Of Stock
Currently unavailable...

Alternate Formats List Price Our Price Item Number Availability
Hardcover $ 154.00 $ 144.76 168332 In Stock
Paperback $ 39.00 $ 27.30 167991

Item description for History and Science of Knots (Series on Knots and Everything) by J. C. Turner...

This book brings together twenty essays on diverse topics in the history and science of knots. It is divided into five parts, which deal respectively with knots in prehistory and antiquity, non-European traditions, working knots, the developing science of knots, and decorative and other aspects of knots.

Its authors include archaeologists who write on knots found in digs of ancient sites (one describes the knots used by the recently discovered Ice Man); practical knotters who have studied the history and uses of knots at sea, for fishing and for various life support activities; a historian of lace; a computer scientist writing on computer classification of doilies; and mathematicians who describe the history of knot theories from the eighteenth century to the present day.

In view of the explosion of mathematical theories of knots in the past decade, with consequential new and important scientific applications, this book is timely in setting down a brief, fragmentary history of mankind's oldest and most useful technical and decorative device - the knot.

Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at!

Item Specifications...

Studio: World Scientific Publishing Company
Pages   464
Binding  Softcover
Publisher   World Scientific Publishing Company
ISBN  9810236514  
ISBN13  9789810236519  

Availability  0 units.

More About J. C. Turner

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! J. C. Turner was born in 1928 and has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Waikato.

Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.

Product Categories

1Books > Subjects > Science > Mathematics

Reviews - What do customers think about History and Science of Knots (Series on Knots and Everything)?

This is not a knot book  Jan 30, 2007
If you are looking for a book to teach you how to tie knots, you need to consider Ashley's Knot book. If you want to know the history behind the different types of knots, you definitely need this book. There are diagrams that will help you visualize the knots being discussed, but they generally aren't explicite enough to be of help in learning how to tie the knots unless you already have an idea of how its done. The true focus of this book is in the use of the different types of knots and archelogical data pertaining to it. Overall, its a great book.
This is a beautiful book, physically & intellectually. The book covers a variety of aspects of "knot", from the mathematical to the practical, including decorative knotting. It is not a guide to knot tying, nor a treatise on topology/knot theory. Rather, here is a collection of articles that shed light on "knot", from authors many of whom belong to the International Guild of Knot Tyers [sic] sharing their love of aspects of "knot".

Admittedly, this is a book for those who love knots, rather than for those who only care to learn a few things about how to tie a few knots; similarly, those who are interested in topology will perhaps not see the couple of related chapters/articles sufficient to justify the cost--they're of an overview nature.


Write your own review about History and Science of Knots (Series on Knots and Everything)

Ask A Question or Provide Feedback regarding History and Science of Knots (Series on Knots and Everything)

Item Feedback and Product Questions
For immediate assistance call 888.395.0572 during the hours of 10am thru 8pm EST Monday thru Friday and a customer care representative will be happy to help you!

Help us continuously improve our service by reporting your feedback or questions below:

I have a question regarding this product
The information above is incorrect or conflicting
The page has misspellings or incorrect grammar
The page did not load correctly in my browser or created an error.

Email Address:
Anti Spam Question. To combat spammers we require that you answer a simple question.
What color is the sky?
Leave This Blank :
Do Not Change This Text :

Add This Product Widget To Your Website

Looking to add this information to your own website? Then use our Product Widget to allow you to display product information in a frame that is 120 pixels wide by 240 pixels high.

    Copy and paste the following HTML into your website and enjoy!

Order toll-free weekdays 10am thru 10pm EST by phone: 1-888-395-0572 (Lines are closed on holidays & weekends.)
Customer Service | My Account | Track My Orders | Return Policy | Request Free Catalog | Email Newsletter

Gift Certificates
RSS Feeds
About Us
Contact Us
Terms Of Use
Privacy Policy