Every practical knot-what it looks, who uses it, where it comes from, and how to tie it. This is definitive book on knots. Here are approximately 3900 different kinds, from simple hitches to 'Marlingspike Seamanship.' Mr Ashley has included almost everything there is to know about them. Precisely named and classified, they can be easily found in the big index. He tells when they appeared, something about their history, and what they are good for.