The Knot Bible: The Complete Guide to Knots and Their Uses
by Compton, Nic
Not only does this book tell and show you how to tie 200 knots, hitches, bends, splices, whippings and decorative knotwork, it scores each one for strength, reliability, ease of tying (and untying), and usefulness, and demonstrates the best uses of each. Plus you’ll find some history, helpful tips and techniques, and advice on choosing the right rope for the task at hand. There are even a few quirky ideas–Apple Pie knot, anyone?