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  • Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs, She Thinks I'm a Piano Player in a Whorehouseby Paul Carter

    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...

  • This Is Not a Drillby Paul Carter

    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...

  • Is That Thing Diesel?by Paul Carter

    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...

  • This Is Not a Drillby Paul Carter

    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...

  • Is That Thing Diesel?by Paul Carter

    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...

  • Don't Tell Mom I Work on the Rigsby Paul Carter

    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...

  • Ride Like Hell and You'll Get Thereby Paul Carter

    Allen & Unwin 2013; US$ 15.45

    More of Paul Carter's hugely entertaining stories of his seriously crazy, sometimes terrifying, always hilarious adventures. more...

  • Meeting Placeby Paul Carter

    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...

  • Ride Like Hell & You'll Get Thereby Paul Carter

    Nicholas Brealey Publishing (FF) 2014;

    ATTEMPTING 300KPH on an untested experimental motorcycle could be considered a perfect way to kill yourself, but Paul Carter is still, well, PAUL CARTER and danger at high speed is his second name. Whether discovering that being dyslexic means delivering your lines to camera back to front in the midst of filming a TV series, or starting a new business... more...

  • Parrotby Paul Carter

    Reaktion Books 2006; US$ 19.95

    Parrot is a thoughtful yet spirited consideration of the natural and cultural history of parrots. more...