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.
History and Science of Knots (Series on Knots and Everything) (英語) ペーパーバック – 1996/5/1
I enjoyed browsing.... material that a mathematician would not normally come across in his work -- The Mathematical Intelligencer "The Mathematical Intelligencer"
Henry E. Clark
This is not a knot book2007年1月30日にアメリカ合衆国でレビュー済み
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.