Oil Notes is about the excitement of the earth below us, the passing of time, and oil: where it is trapped, how it is discovered, and its gradual disappearance. Writing in the form of a journal, Rick Bass brings a lyric imagination to the oil geologist8217;s craft, measuring people8217;s short lives and relationships against the seemingly immutable history of the earth, showing mountains and forests that do not move while we are free to race across them, living our lives in the ultimate freedom of speed. To dig for oil is a way to dig deep into human experience, a kind of subterranean exploration of self. And nothing escapes this writer8217;s eye or imagination.
In lean, considered prose, Bass8217;s essays and notes offer fascinating insights into the oil industry while skillfully painting the picture of a young man on the verge of adulthood. Oil Notes successfully conveys the excitement of possibility8212;a stimulating career, the pursuit of a wonderful woman, the beautiful mystery of the earth8212;that so addresses and captivates us in our own lives.
Bass provides a new introduction for this edition reflecting how much8212;and how little8212;has changed since his youth in the oil industry.
- Genre: Nature, Biography + Autobiography, Technology
- Subgenre: Mining, Science + Technology, Natural Resources, Personal Memoirs, Petroleum
- Publisher: Univ of Nebraska Pr
- Pages: 172
- Format: paperback
- Release Date:
April 1, 2012
- Date Published:
April 1, 2012
Author: Rick Bass
Illustrator: Elizabeth Hughes
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- Online Item #: 14003193
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- ISBN: 9780803240407
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