They Do Things Differently There
Working as a geologist on one of the many aid projects in developing countries around the world can provide a host of unusual and challenging experiences. Over the last fifty years the British Geological Survey (BGS) has sent more than three hundred of its staff on such projects, often working in remote areas with poor communications, demanding environments, unfamiliar cultures and differing levels of poverty. They Do Things Differently There is a selection of their stories. It is not a book about geology, but rather about geologists; recording their thoughts on the adventures, challenges and joys they have encountered when working with local counterparts, often under conditions which appear remote and unfamiliar when viewed from a twenty-first-century perspective.