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Boy s Own Offshore Adventure

Author : Brian Page
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Brian was determined to counter the popular belief that working offshore in the oil industry was the modern equivalent of being sold into slavery. It's worth remembering that it wasn't compulsory and you could leave if you wanted to. Funnily enough, as you read this epic tale of bravery and self-sacrifice, you can perhaps see why we didn't.

Boy s Own Oily Adventure

Author : Brian Page
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A follow-up to the 'Offshore Adventure' where we again meet Liam, Bert, Sid and Vince, all working in the North Sea in the 70's and 80's.Then, there is a unique insight into auditing unsuspecting companies, why Italians are superior to us, how we adapted to life in Kazakhstan and why Africa is no place for a pale, spectacle-wearing Anglo-Saxon.

The SAGE Handbook of Cultural Sociology

Author : David Inglis
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Cultural sociology - or the sociology of culture - has grown from a minority interest in the 1970s to become one of the largest and most vibrant areas within sociology globally. In The SAGE Handbook of Cultural Sociology, a global range of experts explore the theory, methodology and innovations that make up this ever-expanding field. The Handbook's 40 original chapters have been organised into five thematic sections: Theoretical Paradigms Major Methodological Perspectives Domains of Inquiry Cultural Sociology in Contexts Cultural Sociology and Other Analytical Approaches Both comprehensive and current, The SAGE Handbook of Cultural Sociology will be an essential reference tool for both advanced students and scholars across sociology, cultural studies and media studies.

A Boy s Own Offshore Adventure

Author : Brian Page
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Brian Page spent most of his working life in the North Sea oil industry. Armed with a huge store of anecdotes and first hand experiences, when his family and friends told him he should get it down on paper, he did not hesitate but buried himself in the study of his cottage in the Scottish Highlands. The result is a highly entertaining, sympathetic and above all accurate account of what life was really like for a generation of 'North Sea Tigers' and 'Rough Tough Oilmen'. Myths are debunked, truths are told and there's many a laugh between these pages.

The British National Bibliography

Author : Arthur James Wells
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The Boy s Own Annual

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Fiction Treasures by Maritime Writers

Author : Gwendolyn Davies
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Though little known today, from 1860 to 1940 Canadian novelists from the Maritime provinces were writing highly successful books which were widely read in Canada, the US, and Britain. Although today only Lucy Maud Montgomery is remembered and read, there were several dozen writers who enjoyed the same level of success and renown. This book brings these authors and their most successful books back into the spotlight of Canadian writing. In 2001, Canadian literature specialist Gwen Davies and Formac publisher James Lorimer set out to republish books by these largely forgotten Maritime authors. Readers can now discover 35 of their novels, all reprinted in Formac's Fiction Treasures series. For each book, series editor Gwen Davies commissioned an introduction by a contemporary scholar who offers a brief biography of the writer and a discussion of the text itself. As Gwen Davies notes, "These introductions not only capture new research in literary biography or publishing history, but also broaden our understanding of regional popular reading tastes from the era of Queen Victoria to the Second World War." This book brings these introductory essays together in a single volume so that readers can discover these writers and get an overview of their best works.

Our Frontier Is the World

Author : Mischa Honeck
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Mischa Honeck's Our Frontier Is the World is a provocative account of how the Boy Scouts echoed and enabled American global expansion in the twentieth century.The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has long been a standard bearer for national identity. The...

New Scientist

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New Scientist magazine was launched in 1956 "for all those men and women who are interested in scientific discovery, and in its industrial, commercial and social consequences". The brand's mission is no different today - for its consumers, New Scientist reports, explores and interprets the results of human endeavour set in the context of society and culture.

Boys Life

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Boys' Life is the official youth magazine for the Boy Scouts of America. Published since 1911, it contains a proven mix of news, nature, sports, history, fiction, science, comics, and Scouting.