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Author Petit, Philippe, 1949-

Title Why knot? : how to tie more than sixty ingenious, useful, beautiful, lifesaving, and secure knots! / written and illustrated by Philippe Petit.

Publication Info. New York : Abrams Image, [2013]


Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  623.88 PETIT    DUE 12-19-23
 Farmington, Main Library - Adult Department  623.888 PET    Check Shelf
 Southington Library - Adult  623.88 PET    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  623.8882 PETIT    Check Shelf
Description 255 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 19 cm + 1 rope.
Summary On August 7, 1974, Philippe Petit stepped out on a wire illegally rigged between the New York World Trade Center's twin towers, where he performed for nearly an hour. During this history-making walk, and many others throughout his celebrated career, knots have always been indispensable components--the guardian angels protecting his life in the sky. After years of hands-on research, Philippe presents a guide to tying his essential knots. Philippe's own practical sketches illustrate original methods and clear, clever tying instructions. Photographs in which special knots were used during spectacular high-wire walks, quirky knot trivia, personal anecdotes, helpful tips, magic tricks, and special tying challenges ensure that, if you're not already nuts for knots, Petit will transform you into a knot aficionado.--From publisher description.
Contents Openings -- Termination knots -- Binding knots -- Virtuosity! -- Bends -- Extraordinary! --Hitches --Ornamental! -- Securing and freeing -- Loops -- Magic! -- Seizing and lashing -- Challenge! -- Running knots -- Lifesavers -- Magic! -- Twines, threads, fishing lines -- Simplicity and elegance -- Challenge! -- Splices -- Closings.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [240]-243) and index.
Subject Knots and splices.
Slings and hitches.
ISBN 9781419706769 hardback
1419706764 hardback
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