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- Allen & Unwin 2007; US$ 22.68
Adrenalin junkie, oil rigger, motorbike fanatic, madman . . . Paul Carter, author of Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs, She Thinks I'm a Piano Player in a Whorehouse , is back with more (mostly) good clean stories of life on the rigs. more...
- Allen & Unwin 2005; US$ 22.68
A ?take no prisoners' approach to life has seen Paul Carter heading to some of the world's most remote, wild and dangerous places as a contractor in the oil business. Amazingly, he's survived (so far) to tell these stories from the edge of civilization, and reason. more...
- Allen & Unwin 2010; US$ 22.71
The next eagerly awaited, high octane, seat-of-your-pants adventure from the author of the bestselling Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs (she thinks I'm a piano player in a whorehouse) sees (the surely a bit bonkers) Paul Carter circumnavigating Australia on a bio-diesel motorcycle. more...
- Allen & Unwin 2007; US$ 22.68
He's back on the rigs and back in trouble. Picking up right where he left off, Paul Carter pulls out more tall tales of a mad, bad and dangerous life in the international oil trade. Starting with action and mayhem galore This Is Not A Drill sets an unrelenting pace that just doesn't let up, as Paul almost drowns when the Russian rig he's working... more...
- Allen & Unwin 2011; US$ 22.72
In the spirit of Ewan and Charlie's Long Way Round, another hilarious, high-octane, seat-of-the-pants adventure from the slightly crazy Paul Carter circumnavigating Australia on a biodiesel motorcycle At 40 years old, a successful writer, husband, and father, no longer toiling on offshore drilling rigs, was Paul Carter happily nestled... more...
- Da Capo Press 2009; US$ 14.95
Since age 18, Paul Carter has worked on oil rigs in locations as far flung as the Middle East, Columbia, the North Sea, Borneo, Tunisia, Sumatra, Vietnam, Nigeria, Russia, and many others — and he?s survived (so far!) to tell stories from the edge of civilization (places, as it happens, upon which most of our lives rely). Carter has been shot at,... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2013; US$ 75.00
In this remarkable and often dazzling book, Paul Carter explores the conditions for sociability in a globalized future. He argues that we make many assumptions about communication but overlook barriers to understanding between strangers as well as the importance of improvisation in overcoming these obstacles to meeting, offering novel ways of presenting... more...