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"Why not knot right?": Review of The 85 Ways to Tie a Tie: The Science andAesthetics of Tie Knots, by Thomas Fink and Yong Mao. Reviewed by GregoryBuck. Nature, 27 January 2000, page 362.

After his reading of Fink and Mao's new book, reviewer Gregory Buck says hislife has changed: "Now, when I tie a tie, I know what I am doing, and why."Buck presents a brief synopsis and high acclaim for the book; he especiallyenjoyed the illustrations that allow the reader to learn new knots.

--- Benjamin Stein