Adventures of a Field Geologist before 9/11
by John Cater
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 04 Aug 2021 | Archive Date 08 Oct 2021
Troubador Publishing Ltd., Matador
A tale of oil exploration, with love, humility and the companionship of some of the world’s hardiest nomads discovered along the way. It is the story of some pioneering and sometimes misguided journeys through the amazing world of the Middle East and Indo-Pakistan, before the political upheavals of the 21st Century.
A world where it was still possible to play a drum solo in a Sufi temple, share a goat with Pathan tribesmen, guide a helicopter down on a Turkish threshing ground, eat sheep’s brains at 16,000 feet and crawl though Roman sewers on the abandoned edge of an apocalyptic war.
The crying shame is that nearly all of this story is no longer possible. Above all this is a true story, to remind people of what can be, even if we can never rebuild what was.
"As well as rocks there is a fair share of bikes, girls, booze and rock n' roll, which adds to the entertainment..... If the best geologist is the one who's seen the most rocks then John Cater has to be up there with the greats!"
- Noah Jaffey, PESGB Newsletter, July/August 2021