Stringlopedia: Unravel the Secrets of Knots and Reel in Lashings of Twine-Related Trivia

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Pavilion Books, Sep 7, 2009 - Crafts & Hobbies - 192 pages
Stringlopedia gathers together every strand on string (and it’s ‘big brother’ rope) to weave a fascinating overview of this mulit-faceted yet often under-valued material. Among the mass of strands you will find the world’s biggest ball of twine, a stringy history and the origin of the phrase ‘to cut the Gordian knot’. On a more practical note, learn how to do magic tricks, weigh a pig or string-roast a pigeon. Instructions to tie your laces in seven different ways, create an impressive string figure or bind up your enemy will help you to swing into action and immerse yourself in string. So string along with Adam Hart-Davis as he teaches you the ropes and untangles your stringphobia.

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Adam Hart-Davis is a well-known popular science and history writer and television presenter. He is most well known for presenting What the Victorians/Tudors/Stuarts Did For Us and more recently, How London Was Built. Adam lives in Devon.


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