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1 COOPER, Bryan GASKELL, T.F. Adventure of North Sea Oil. First Edition
Heinemann, London, 1976, ISBN:0434283010 
COOPER, Bryan and T.F. GASKELL. The Adventure of North Sea Oil. London : Heinemann, (1976). First Edition. Pp (10),[1]-293,(1). 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Foreword by Sir Eric Drake. "The discovery of and extraction of oil and gas from beneath the cold, murky floor of Northern seas makes for one ot the most rivetting, dramatic epics of this century. The bookis an extraordinary compound of industrial courage, of scientific research and guesswork, of danger, of human wit challenging nafure for mastery, and honest-to-goodness know-how. The oil venture has cost human lives as well as milli ions of pounds. The authors, whose preliminary book (1966) established their authoritative knowledge of the project, now depict the events, includuding mishaps and perils on a giant scale, that have made success possible. The opening chapter, 'The Oilmen', paints a picture of life on an oilrig. The allocation of concessions and the block system is discussed with outlines of the various provisions made by different countries to deal withthe complex problems of taxation, nationalization etc. c. There follow sev eral general chapters about the special problems that confront oilmen when drilling underwater in the North Sea, and the general enormity of the task of extracting the oil from the sea bed - how it is located, how tests are made, the methods of drilling and constructing oil rigs, the means ot pipingoil to the mainland and the growing onshore developments needed to cope wi th this. With the recent enormous rises in OPEC oil prices, the discovery and production of oil on our doorstep has assumed new, wide-reaching importance and the consequences can leave no one's lite untouched. But even more than this, The Adventure of North Sea Oil tells a exciting and compelling story - the adventuremof Man's dramatic confrontation with the nrelenting forces of the North Sea." (from the dj- NOTE: no dj with this copy). Contents : 1. The Oilmen. 2. The Gas Story. 3. The Need for Oil. 3. North Sea Geology. 5. Oil Discoveries. 6. Allocation of Concessions. 7. Drilling. 8. Weather Forecasting and Accidents. 9. Production of Offshore Oilfields. 10. Production Platforms. 11. Diving. 12. Pipelaying. 13. Onshore Development. Epilogue. Pen marking on 16 pages, else very good. 10.00

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2 COOPER, Bryan GASKELL, T.F. Adventure of North Sea Oil. First Edition in dustjacket
Heinemann, London, 1976, ISBN:0434283010 
COOPER, Bryan and T.F. GASKELL. The Adventure of North Sea Oil. London : Heinemann, (1976). First Edition. Pp (10),[1]-293,(1). 8vo, blue cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Foreword by Sir Eric Drake. "The discovery of and extraction of oil and gas from beneath the cold, murky floor of Northern seas makes for one ot the most rivetting, dramatic epics of this century. The bookis an extraordinary compound of industrial courage, of scientific research and guesswork, of danger, of human wit challenging nafure for mastery, and honest-to-goodness know-how. The oil venture has cost human lives as well as milli ions of pounds. The authors, whose preliminary book (1966) established their authoritative knowledge of the project, now depict the events, includuding mishaps and perils on a giant scale, that have made success possible. The opening chapter, 'The Oilmen', paints a picture of life on an oilrig. The allocation of concessions and the block system is discussed with outlines of the various provisions made by different countries to deal withthe complex problems of taxation, nationalization etc. c. There follow sev eral general chapters about the special problems that confront oilmen when drilling underwater in the North Sea, and the general enormity of the task of extracting the oil from the sea bed - how it is located, how tests are made, the methods of drilling and constructing oil rigs, the means ot pipingoil to the mainland and the growing onshore developments needed to cope wi th this. With the recent enormous rises in OPEC oil prices, the discovery and production of oil on our doorstep has assumed new, wide-reaching importance and the consequences can leave no one's lite untouched. But even more than this, The Adventure of North Sea Oil tells a exciting and compelling story - the adventuremof Man's dramatic confrontation with the nrelenting forces of the North Sea." (from the dj). Contents : 1. The Oilmen. 2. The Gas Story. 3. The Need for Oil. 3. North Sea Geology. 5. Oil Discoveries. 6. Allocation of Concessions. 7. Drilling. 8. Weather Forecasting and Accidents.9. Production of Offshore Oilfields. 10. Production Platforms. 11. Diving. 12. Pipelaying. 13. Onshore Development. Epilogue. Name, ligt edgewear, el se very good in dustjacket. 30.00

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3 GASKELL, T.F. Physics of the Earth. paperback. signed copy
Thames and Hudson, London, 1970, ISBN:500100020 
GASKELL, T.F. Physics of the Earth. London : Thames and Hudson, (1970). First Paperback Edition. Pp (5),6-216. Illustrated. Maps. Index. 8vo, illustrated white card covers. A volume in The World of Science Library. "Scientists equipped with seismographs, gravity meters, magnetometers, deep-core drills, echo-sounders and artificial satellites have recently begun to amass fascinating new data about the planet on which we live. Increasingly less conjectural are the modern accounts of the earth's interior, the structural differences between continent and ocean floor, the mechanisms of continental drift and the causes of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. In this book, written in simple terms and illustrated with scores of photographs and drawings, Dr Gaskell prefaces his discussion of these and other related topics with comment on theories of the earth's origin, and on the possibility that the moon and Mars are both terrestrial fragments. In concluding he deals with the problems of detecting underground nuclear explosions and also reviews man's prospects of controlling geophysical processes such as weather and climate. It is a picture of a disturbingly impermanent constantly changing earth that finally emerges." (from the back cover). Tom Gaskell was Scientific Adviser to BP, and Chief Scientist Chief Scientist of the 1949-52 H.M.S. Challenger world-wide oceanographic expedition. Contents : 1. The Earth'sOrigin. 2. The Drifting Continents. 3. The Plastic Mantle. 4. Magnetism an d the Core. 5. The Ocean-Floor. 6. Earthquakes and Volcanoes. 7. Mountain Building. 8. Uses and Abuses of Geophysics. Tear to bottom inch of spine, short tear to back cover, edgeworn, else good. Signed by the author. 20.00

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4 GASKELL, T.F. Under the Deep Oceans : Twentieth Century Voyages of Discovery. 2nd UK pr
Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1960, 
GASKELL, T.F.. Under the Deep Oceans : Twentieth Century Voyages of Discovery . L.: Eyre & Spottiswoode, (1960). Second Printing. Pp 239. 8vo, green cloth. Chapters include: 3. Seismic Prospecting; 4. The Moho; 5. Deep Sounding; 6. Coral Atolls; 7. Layer 2; 8. Sea-bed Sediments; 10. The Mediterranean; 11. Wandering Continents; 12. Deep Drilling. With index. Not the more common Scientific Book Club edition. Vg in vg dj. 45.00

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5 GASKELL, T.F.,Dr., (ed.) DEACON, G.E.R., Dr. CURRIE, R., Dr. FOSSETT, H. Using the Oceans. First Edition in dustjacket
Queen Anne Press, London, 1970, 
GASKELL, T.F.,Dr., (ed.). Using the Oceans. Foreword by Rear-Admiral G.S. Ritchie. (London) : Queen Anne Press, (1970). First Edition. Pp 142. Illustrated. 8vo, blue cloth. An oceanographic miscellany sponsored by British Petroleum, featuring essays by British authorities eminent in their fields. Contents include: "Diving Exploration" by Dr. Nicholas Flemming; "Submarine Vehicles" by Robert Lloyd; "Offshore Living Space" by N. McFeeters. Very good, with errata slip, in dustjacket. 30.00

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