Bibliography
Mr. Martin Probert

Links are available to publications that are attested online.

Books & Monographs

1995

 

Four Ball Juggling: From Simple Patterns to Advanced Theory

 

http://guineaflower.org/wp/four_ball_juggling

2018

 

String Figures from Malawi, Including some from Rwanda, South Africa, and China

 

(with Alisoun Probert, Richard Hewitt, Samson Phiri, Chikondi Medson)

 

Bulletin of the International String Figure Association 25 (2018)

 

http://guineaflower.org/wp/malawi_string_figure_project

2020

 

Almost Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Astronomy

 

http://guineaflower.org/wp/the_yellow_books/non-fiction/astronomy

2020

 

Love Letters of a Swiss Doctor & English Poet

 

(with Veronika Probert née Bentz)

 

http://guineaflower.org/wp/the_yellow_books/non_fiction/love_letters

2020

 

Shakespeare & the Itinerant Street Conjurers

 

http://guineaflower.org/wp/the_yellow_books/non_fiction/shakespeare

2020

 

The Arms I've Loved & Other Poems

 

http://guineaflower.org/wp/the_yellow_books/non_fiction/poems

Articles in Learned Journals

Volume 70 – Number 499 – December 2011

 

A searchable archive of Bulletin contents listings – how you can help

 

(with K. Pitts)

Volume 71 – Number 500 – February 2012

 

A study of gregariousness – larvae of the Buff-tip Phalera bucephala (L.) (Lep. Notodontidae), and similarities with Thaumetopoeidae

 

The Hammond Award

Volume 71 – Number 502 – June / July 2012

 

Processionary larvae in a closed circuit (Lep.: Thaumetopoeidae)

Volume 71 – Number 502 – June / July 2012

 

Enquiries at an AES entomological workshop

Volume 71 – Number 503 – August / September 2012

 

Sailor Beetles Cantharis rustica (Col.: Cantharidae), leks, and Müllerian mimicry-rings

Volume 71 – Number 504 – October / November 2012

 

Damselfly with two abdomens (Odonata: Coenagriidae)

Volume 71 – Number 505 – December 2012

 

Can caterpillars count? – the Grey Dagger, Acronicta psi (Lep.: Noctuidae)

Volume 71 – Number 505 – December 2012

 

The Aldwych Vapourers

Volume 72 – Number 506 – February / March 2013

 

The Vapourer Orgyia antiqua Part 1: from Egg to Pupa (Lep.: Lymantriidae)

 

The Hammond Award

Volume 72 – Number 510 – October / November 2013

 

The Vapourer Orgyia antiqua Part 2: Variation in number of larval instars (Lep.: Lymantriidae)

Volume 73 – Number 514 – September 2014

 

Larvae of the Emperor moth (Saturnia pavonia, Lep.: Saturniidae) and formation of the chevaux de frise

Volume 73 – Number 515 – December 2014

 

A study of gregariousness – larvae of the Buff-tip Phalera bucephala (L.) (Notodontidae) – Part 2

 

The Hammond Award

Volume 74 – Number 518 – September 2015

 

Ants in the pants: Lasius niger beneath the skirts of Fuchsia magellanica

 

The Hammond Award

Volume 75 – Number 522 – September 2016

 

Insect behaviour: head burying in Sisyphus schaefferi and walking backward in Pyrrhocoris apterus

Volume 75 – Number 523 – December 2016

 

Insect behaviour: transportive sanitation

 

The Hammond Award

Volume 77 – Number 528 – March 2018

 

A 135-year mystery: why do hawk-moth larvae have abdominal horns (Lep.: Sphingidae)

Volume 77 – Number 530 – September 2018

 

Rapid evolutionary change in Tricodes alvearius (Col: Cleridae)?

Volume 77 – Number 531 – December 2018

 

Re “Rapid evolutionary change in Tricodes alvearius?” [Letter]

Volume 78 – Number 532 – March 2019

 

Insect behaviour: coleopteron leks

Volume 79 – Number 536 – March 2020

 

The Vapourer Orgyia antiqua (Lep.: Lymantriidae) Part 3: males queue patiently to mate with a female

Volume 79 – Number 538 – September 2020

 

Do wasps (Vespula sp.) ‘begin with the upper flowers and work downwards’?

Volume 4 – 1997 – Pages 185 - 202

 

New String Figures for the Performing Artist (plus miscellaneous patterns and notes)

Volume 4 – 1997 – Pages 209 - 223

 

Paired Parrots [Letter]

Volume 5 – 1998 – Pages 260 - 269

 

Fun With an Eight Foot Loop

Volume 6 – 1999 – Pages 212 - 252

 

The Origin of String Figures

Volume 18 – 2011 – Pages 1 - 12

 

Devonshire String Figures from the 1890s

 

(with Veronika Probert)

Volume 18 – 2011 – Pages 13 - 30

 

The European Diving-Finger Opening

Volume 18 – 2011 – Pages 31 - 39

 

Cat’s Cradle East and West

Volume 18 – 2011 – Pages 40 - 45

 

The Migration of String Tricks

Volume 19 – 2012 – Pages 1 - 11

 

British and American String Tricks of the 1800s

Volume 20 – 2013 – Pages 1 - 8

 

Double Diamonds, Mirror Images, Optical Illusions, Coloured Loops, Red Setters, and a Moral Ending

Volume 20 – 2013 – Pages 9 - 17

 

The Ultimate Ladder Constructor: An infinity of ladders from a few memorised instructions

Volume 20 – 2013 – Pages 18 - 38

 

The Testing and Correcting of String Figure Diagrams

Volume 21 – 2014 – Pages 1 - 3

 

The Multi-loop Twist: Twisting all loops simultaneously

Volume 21 – 2014 – Pages 4 - 11

 

One-handed String Figures

Volume 21 – 2014 – Pages 12 - 14

 

String Figures are not Knots

Volume 22 – 2015 – Pages 1 - 9

 

Knots as a Source of Inspiration

Volume 22 – 2015 – Pages 10 - 21

 

Openings and Variant Generators

Volume 24 – 2017 – Pages 1 - 7

 

Night Clouds and Daylight

Volume 25 – 2018 – Pages 1 - 208

 

The String Figures of Malawi

 

(with Alisoun Probert, Richard Hewitt, Samson Phiri)

Volume 25 – 2018 – Pages 209 - 217

 

Six Rwandan String Figures

 

(with Richard Hewitt, Samson Phiri, Chikondi Medson)

Volume 25 – 2018 – Pages 218 - 219

 

Two South African String Figures

 

(with Richard Hewitt, Samson Phiri)

Volume 25 – 2018 – Pages 220 - 221

 

A ‘New’ Chinese String Figure

 

(with Richard Hewitt, Samson Phiri)

Volume 26 – 2019 – Pages 1 - 6

 

Of snakes and hippopotamuses, and on the identification of individual string-figure makers from an examination of the historical record

Volume 16 – 2004 – Pages 140 - 156

 

The Torres Strait String Figures in the British Museum A. C. Haddon Collection

 

https://www.jstor.org/stable/40793748?seq=1

Website & Computer Programme

c. 1998 - 2003

 

The Survival, Origin and Mathematics of String Figures

 

http://math-sf.guineaflower.org

2013

 

String Figure Analyser

 

http://www.isfa.org/software.htm

Unpublished Manuscript

2019

 

“Love-in-Idleness” – A Drama Adapted from Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ for Performance by Learners from Mua School for Deaf Children

 

(with Veronika Probert, Alisoun Probert)

 

http://fritillary.org/wp/shakespeare_schools_festival_malawi/love_in_idleness