60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Albuquerque: Including Santa Fe, Mount Taylor, and San Lorenzo Canyon

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Perseus Books Group, Feb 1, 2010 - Sports & Recreation - 359 pages
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The future of decorative knots has arrived!
JD, the producer of over 100 instructional knot videos and the creator of the famed YouTube channel "Tying It All Together," reveals his innovative knotting style in Decorative Fusion Knots: A Step-by-Step, Illustrated Guide to Unique and Unusual Ornamental Knots.
Respected internationally for his knotting skills and clear, concise video and book presentations, JD shows how to tie knots like no others. Just as origami figurines are created through the merging of different folding techniques, JD creates new knots by combining historical knot elements and new knotting techniques. The products of this intermingling are what he calls fusion knots - a brand new genre of knot in a centuries-old tradition. It is rare for a knot book to feature even one brand new, never-before-seen knot, but Decorative Fusion Knots features more than 25 brand new knots created by the author.
Decorative Fusion Knots is the culmination of 10 years of study, practice and creation. The knots within were inspired by history, nature, mythology, and more. Many of these incredible knots have never been presented or described publicly, until now. Never before has a knot book presented a step-by-step format to tying brand new knots like this in full-color.
Alongside fusion knots, JD presents logical and comprehensive instructions for a plethora of historical knots, including Celtic knots, Chinese decorative knots, maritime knots, and popular paracord ties. Each historical knot instruction is presented in step-by-step fashion with full-color photographs. In fact, over 300 step-by-step color photographs are included in the book, each accompanied with clear, concise instructional captions.
Whether you're a sailor, teacher, jewelry maker, survivalist, general knot enthusiast, or just looking for bush crafts, paracord ties, a curriculum for students, or a fun way to pass the time, Decorative Fusion Knots is the book for you.
With easy-to-understand captions and clear step-by-step photos, readers can learn at their own pace, review whole techniques at a single glance and simply lay the book flat on the table and follow along as they tie.

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Avid hiker and world traveler Stephen Ausherman has updated and refreshed his 2008 release of accessible day hikes within 60 miles of the Big I. Even seasoned local hikers should turn to this detailed ... Read full review

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About the author (2010)

Stephen Ausherman has worked as a public health assistant in Iraq, Nigeria, Kenya and Tanzania, a teacher in Korea and China, and a journalist in India and the United States. He was a Writer-in-Residence at Buffalo National River in Arkansas, Devils Tower National Monument in Wyoming, and Bernheim Forest in Kentucky. His books include Restless Tribes, an award-winning collection of travel stories, and Fountains of Youth, a novel. Born in China and raised in North Carolina, Ausherman took an unscheduled detour to Albuquerque in 1996. He has lived there ever since.

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