What might first appear to be a dry and yawn-inspiring work turns out in fact to be a rare and unusual treat: a carnival of mathematical acrobatics and (to coin a phrase) a "philosophy of style". The authors Fink and Mao pull off admirably this wonderful fusion of knot theory and the history of the humble tie knot, discussing both knots tried and true as well as introducing a few tricks of their own. A fine ornamentation piece for coffee tables and home libraries alike.
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