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This book is a collection of true short stories and anecdotes that happened to me over the course of my life. As a college student at the University of Alabama, I witnessed turbulent times during the historical "Civil Rights Era." My professional career as a geologist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers involved ten years on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, as well as i This book is a collection of true short stories and anecdotes that happened to me over the course of my life. As a college student at the University of Alabama, I witnessed turbulent times during the historical "Civil Rights Era." My professional career as a geologist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers involved ten years on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, as well as interesting assignments in foreign countries. This book should appeal to geologists, "baby boomers," and anyone interested in true stories about growing up in the '50s, college life in the '60s, and years of adventures as a "wayward" geologist. John Craig Shaw


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This book is a collection of true short stories and anecdotes that happened to me over the course of my life. As a college student at the University of Alabama, I witnessed turbulent times during the historical "Civil Rights Era." My professional career as a geologist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers involved ten years on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, as well as i This book is a collection of true short stories and anecdotes that happened to me over the course of my life. As a college student at the University of Alabama, I witnessed turbulent times during the historical "Civil Rights Era." My professional career as a geologist with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers involved ten years on the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, as well as interesting assignments in foreign countries. This book should appeal to geologists, "baby boomers," and anyone interested in true stories about growing up in the '50s, college life in the '60s, and years of adventures as a "wayward" geologist. John Craig Shaw

4 review for Life and Times of a Wayward Geologist: A Lifetime of Personal Anecdotes, Adventures, and More...

  1. 4 out of 5

    Jim

    I was expecting so much more... Ok, how could I rate this book as only 'OK' (two stars) when I should be expressing glowing accolades for a fellow geologist? Well, the only 'geology' in this book is fully contained in the title (though he did mention brachiopod, once)...he very well could have been a driller, or, god forbid, an engineer. Mr Shaw, or 'Doc', has led an interesting life, traveling the globe, following a drill rig. His stories are almost entertaining...but they are in no way develope I was expecting so much more... Ok, how could I rate this book as only 'OK' (two stars) when I should be expressing glowing accolades for a fellow geologist? Well, the only 'geology' in this book is fully contained in the title (though he did mention brachiopod, once)...he very well could have been a driller, or, god forbid, an engineer. Mr Shaw, or 'Doc', has led an interesting life, traveling the globe, following a drill rig. His stories are almost entertaining...but they are in no way developed to the point of building interest in either the character (mostly Doc) or his situations...the chapters are too short. For example, his exploits in Saudi Arabia with the Bedouins could have been crafted into an exciting adventure, maybe even 'bending' the truth about having camel urine in your cocktail into a rousing tail worthy of the Arabian Nights. But I won't pick nits here, since I did like two aspects of the book that kept it from a one star rating. His ability to retire at 52 is worthy of a star...a great big gold one! In addition, he kinda-sorta inspires me to see if I could write a similar tale about my exploits in the world of exploration geology...I promise I would lie a whole lot more than Mr Shaw! Sorry, I cannot recommend this one.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Alison

  3. 4 out of 5

    Kevin

  4. 4 out of 5

    Jade D Anthony

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