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Don T Tell Mum I Work On The Rigs

Author: Paul Carter
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1857884183
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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. He has been shot at, hijacked and held hostage; almost died of dysentery in Asia and toothache in Russia; watched a Texan lose his mind in the jungles of Asia; lost a lot of money backing a scorpion against a mouse in a fight to the death, and been served cocktails by an orangutan on an ocean freighter. And that's just his day job. Taking postings in some of the world's wildest and most remote regions, not to mention some of the roughest rigs on the planet, Paul has worked, got into trouble, and been given serious talkings to, in locations as far-flung as the North Sea, Middle East, Borneo and Tunisia, as exotic as Sumatra, Vietnam and Thailand, and as flat-out dangerous as Columbia, Nigeria and Russia, with some of the maddest, baddest and strangest people you could ever hope not to meet.

This Is Not A Drill

Author: Paul Carter
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1857884418
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The outrageous sequel to Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs (She Thinks I m a Piano Player in a Whorehouse) brings more great stories from the far side of civilization - hilarious, full of humour, colourful characters and dramatic action! Just another glorious day in the oilfield for Paul Carter! He s stuck in the middle of the Russian sea on a rig staffed by a crew from Azerbaijan. The choppers are older than him and can only fly by line of sight, turning back regularly due to the weather which gets particuarly interesting when they are past the point of no return with half there fuel gone and they are committed to finding the rig in a fog that s thicker than a Big Brother housemate. The closest thing to a hotel for miles around is the Asylum , a former soviet mental institution that now houses offshore personnel en-route to the rig, where his room mates are Vodka Bob - who drinks Guinness for breakfast when he s not on the rig - Sick Boy, who snores like a pit bull being hot-waxed and Sealbasher . In his inimitable style Paul Carter regales us with his colourful adventures from the front line of thee oil industry and the far side of civilization!

A Definitive Guide To Behavioural Safety

Author: Tim Marsh
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317236076
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This book makes the case that far too much work undertaken under the banner of ‘behavioural safety’ is overly person-focused. ‘If you can walk on hot coals, you can do anything – so be safe’ needs to be dismissed out of hand, but also more advanced techniques based on coaching and empowerment fail to reflect the fact that, as ‘Just Culture’ models show, the great majority of causes of unsafe behaviour are environmental. Our methodologies mustn’t focus on the person with an open mind that there may be an underlying root cause; they must start from the statistically proven assumption that there is an underlying cause. This shift in mindset has a profound impact on the type of methodologies we must lead with, how they are used, how they are perceived, and last but certainly not least, their efficacy. A Definitive Guide to Behavioural Safety is a one-stop guide to all of the core theories and principles that underpin behaviour-based safety. All front-line behaviours that lead to incidents and injury are covered by the term behavioural safety, and getting to grips with the behaviours that might lead people to engage in unsafe or risky behaviour is crucial to prevention. In this book, internationally acclaimed behavioural safety expert Tim Marsh leads the reader through the three main strands: The awareness approach. The walk-and-talk approach. The Six Sigma safety or the Deming-inspired ‘full’ approach. Going through the very latest innovations in the field, the book covers the systemic approach to safety observation, measurement, intervention and analysis, but also incorporates emotional intelligence training aimed at enhancing supervisor–worker trust and communication more generally. A Definite Guide to Behavioural Safety is a perfect guide for any professional, whether you’re aiming to set up an ambitious and wide-ranging behavioural safety programme from scratch or you’re looking to refresh or extend an existing approach.

Die Geheimen Leben Des Albert Einstein

Author: Roger Highfield
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783937715438
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Albert Einstein ist in den Augen der Öffentlichkeit längst zu einem Idol und überragenden Genie geworden. Doch bisher geschickt verheimlichte und erst in den letzten Jahren ans Licht gekommene Quellen aus dem Privatleben des wohl berühmtesten aller Wissenschaftler zwingen zu einer Revision des gängigen Einstein-Bildes. Es wird deutlich, dass Einsteins Leben nicht nur von der Wissenschaft geprägt war, sondern in hohem Maße auch von Frauen, auf die er eine geradezu magische Anziehungskraft ausübte. Die Autoren lüften den Schleier der Geheimhaltung und Mystifizierung, der Albert Einstein immer umgab, und liefern so das Porträt eines faszinierenden Mannes, der trotz mancher Fehlbarkeiten nichts von seiner Großartigkeit verliert.

Long Way Down

Author: Ewan McGregor
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 3492956939
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Ewan McGregor und sein Kumpel Charley Boorman wollen es noch einmal wissen: Nach ihrem abenteuerlichen Trip rund um die Welt geht es dieses Mal vom nördlichsten Punkt Großbritanniens, dem kleinen Nest John O’Groats in den schottischen Highlands, südwärts bis nach Kapstadt in Südafrika. Das ganz große Abenteuer beginnt, als die beiden die gepflegten Teerstraßen Europas hinter sich lassen. In Afrika erwarten sie– neben der überwältigenden Gastfreundschaft der Einheimischen– Sandstürme (Libyen), üble Offroadpisten (Kenia), Schlammschlachten (Äthiopien) und ein rasender Elefant, der McGregor nach dem Leben trachtet (Botswana). Ein weiteres Roadmovie voller Risiken, Überraschungen und unvergesslicher Begegnungen.

Is That Bike Diesel Mate

Author: Paul Carter
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1857889665
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Oi, mate, is that monstrosity diesel? From the author of the bestsellers Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs, She Thinks I'm a Piano Player in a Whorehouse and This Is Not a Drill, this is the eagerly awaited next installment of Paul Carter's rollicking life. Take one mad adventurer and a motorbike that runs on bio fuel (cooking oil i.e. chip fat to you and me) and send them with one filmmaker on a road trip around Australia just to see what happens. What you get is a story full of outback characters, implausible (but true) situations, unlikely events and unfortunate breakdowns, all at a break neck pace. Never one to sit still for long, this is what Paul Carter did next. Whether you've been shocked, delighted, entertained, horrified - or all of the above - by Paul's stories whether from oil rigs or the road one thing is for sure, they are always high octane adventures.

Abends Um 10

Author: Kate de Goldi
Publisher: CARLSEN Verlag
ISBN: 3646920920
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In Frankies Parsons Leben ist alles verlässlich. Konstant. Vorhersehbar. Sogar die ständige Ergänzung seiner sowieso schon langen Liste von Sorgen. Tageslauf, Wochenplan, Jahresrhythmus - nichts ändert sich. Das Morgenmiauen der Fettkontrolle. Der tägliche Zickzack-Weg zum Bus mit seinem besten Freund Gigs. Die schlechte Laune seiner großen Schwester. Sein Klassenlehrer Mr A und dessen liebste Waffe: das Wörterbuch. Die Klangwand-Abende von Onkel George und Louie. Die ausgelassenen Besuche der Tanten. Der Küchenduft bei der Heimkehr. Und die absolut zuverlässige Antworten seinerMutter- immer abends um zehn. Doch dieses Jahr ist alles anders. Das liegt an Sydney. An ihren liebevollen, neugierigen, taktlosen Fragen. Und Frankie Parsons Welt gerät aus den Fugen. Eine bittersüße Familiengeschichte über Angst und Mut und darüber, was das Leben ausmacht.

Die Tochter Des Uhrmachers

Author: Kate Morton
Publisher: Diana Verlag
ISBN: 3641208351
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Birchwood Manor 1862: Der talentierte Edward Radcliffe lädt Künstlerfreunde in sein Landhaus am Ufer der Themse ein. Doch der verheißungsvolle Sommer endet in einer Tragödie – eine Frau verschwindet, eine andere stirbt ... Über hundertfünfzig Jahre später entdeckt Elodie Winslow, eine junge Archivarin aus London, die Sepiafotografie einer atemberaubend schönen Frau und die Zeichnung eines Hauses an einer Flussbiegung. Warum kommt Elodie das Haus so bekannt vor? Und wird die faszinierende Frau auf dem Foto ihr Geheimnis jemals preisgeben?